Metal Industry Volume 17

Metal Industry Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...over 1918. The return is more than twice as much as that made last year. At a meeting held at Hotel Hollenden by the Lumen Bearing Company, Buffalo, eighty-five representatives of Cleveland firms heard addresses by experts on bearings. The principal speaker was C. H. Bierbaum, vice president of the company and chairman of the bearings committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Address also was made by W. H. Barr, president of the Lumen interests. Mr. Barr also is president of the American Foundrymen's Association. Frank A. Scott, vice preisdent of the Warner and Swasey Company, has been awarded the distinguished service cross, according to information received here from the War Department. Mr. Scott was for six months chairman of the War Industries Board. The medal is in consideration of his efforts in co-ordinating war production. C. C. C. DETROIT, MICH. June 9, 1919. Detroit manufacturers and those in the metal trades in particular are beginning to realize that they are entering the greatest business era in the city's history. At the present time manufacturers find it hard to obtain the men they need to man their departments. The highest wage is paid, the greatest increase going to common laborers, who are drawing all the way from $4 to $5 a day. The Detroit plants are now open to any labor from the outside. Just an illustration as to labor prices in Detroit: Ice wagon drivers all over the city are paid $35 a week; at the Ford Motor Co. girls on the telephone switchboards are paid $36 a week for eight hours' work. Conditions similar to these are reported all over the city. When a man can draw $35 a week for driving an ice wagon he is going to demand a good deal more than that for labor in a hot brass foundry and he more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
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  • English
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