Again Summer gives way to Winter, with the transition period Fall, hardly perceptible this year. Building work continues with increased rapidity as the cold weather approaches. However, no longer is it necessary to curtail construction work as King Borea and his allies takes possession. Improved methods allow for continuation of work. Structural concrete work is possible through the use of steam heated mixing plant. Even road building will go forward this year as never before—on account of the advancements in the art of concrete pouring. Winter holds no fears for the enterprising contractor.
With the possibilities of winter work appreciated, real economy in this line can be obtained through the use of rebuilt equipment. Shovels, mixers, draglines and cranes rebuilt to compare with new equipment performance can be purchased or rented for seasonal or job use. Efficiency gained by winter activities, combined with the economy of rebuilt equipment will result in continued prosperity for not only the construction industry but the country as a whole.
Rebuilt Machine Tools a Factor in Waste Reduction
More and more pronounced are becoming the efforts of industrial concerns to curtail waste. Concerted action on the part of plant executives and finance officers has resulted in appreciable savings in all branches of industry. Not only has it been possible to reduce the waste of production but also the gigantic waste of duplication. In this work several departments of the government have taken a hand—and with commendable results.
Even with all of this work, a start has only been made. There exists today millions of dollars of valuable rebuilt machinery and construction equipment whose use would prove an economic factor in waste reduction. New machinery with its glossy coat of paint and polished parts belongs to the same category as rebuilt machinery as soon as it is placed in service. What value then is its shiny appearance? No greater from a production standpoint. Unless of course it is so improved that its production ability will more than offset its added cost.
Until there is an extensive use of rebuilt machine tools and construction equipment, true curtailment of waste has not been effected.