National Lumber Bulletin Volume 1-6

National Lumber Bulletin Volume 1-6

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...standardization is impossible without the aid of reliable statistics of production, distribution and consumption. "Organized statistical service in basic building material industries therefore contributes to construction stabilization in two distinct ways. First, it is essential to reliable forecast of building costs; second, it makes possible the intelligent simplification and standardization of sizes and qualities which in turn tends to make staples out of what previously had been specialties and inevitably tends toward greater uniformity in quality and toward lower costs of basic construction materials. The first of these two results is the more obvious. But the second, namely, through its bearing upon industrial standardization and resultant savings and greater stability, is, in the long run, I believe the more important." 1 in 4-a since 1916. The North Carolina Pine Association at Norfolk, Va., estimates that 50 to 55 per cent of the lumber manufactured in that territory moves by water. By reason of high rail rates a number of their mills find it advantageous to move the lumber part way by water and reship it by car. The associations whose members operate in the Lake States ship almost entirely by rail, the Northern Pine Manufacturers Association at Minneapolis giving their 'water shipments as about 1.4 per cent of the total, rail shipments about 95.5 per cent and local sales about 3.1 per cent. None of the members of this association are so situated that they can ship entirely by water and the lumber which goes in this way is first handled by rail a short distance and then transferred to boats at Duluth. The mills of the Northern Hemlock and Hardwood Manufacturers Association, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, moved 6 per cent of their...show more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782941
  • 9781236782946