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¦^ 'iJlS..^.w^-A,,^ f \/ / Vol. I AUGUST 15, 1919 No. 1 SOME FACTS ABOUT THE PLANT IN a plant so large as that of The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Com¬ pany it is impossible for the average worlcmau to learn, in the course of his work, very much about the plant as a whole. We know about our own depart¬ ments, but perhaps do not know how large the works really are, the tremend¬ ous complexity of the organization, or even what becomes of the material which passes through our hands. It is much more interesting to carry on, work if we understand all that is possible about its purpose, the machin¬ ery used, the methods employed and the extent of the operations in which our labor is a part. A vision of the entire plant also helps us to understand how much we are all dependent on one an¬ other, and how entirely the quality of our product is dictated by the care each of us takes in the part we have in its manufacture. For this reason a series of articles written by practical men well informed on the subject and describing all the operations in the manufacture of Youngstown Sheet & Tube products, from the mining of the ore to the pack¬ ing for shipment of these products, will be published in The Bulletin. We hope these will be interesting, and in this issue give below a few facts and figures that will serve as an introduction to them. The total area under roof in the Main, Rod and Wire and Hubbard plants is 6,925,000 square feet, considerably more than 150 acres. The number of locomotives, standard and narrow gauge, used is 28. The number of freight cars required each year to move inbound and out¬ bound tonnage ia almost 300,000. The number of stationary steam en¬ gines in use is 130, and they develop 138,619 H. P. The number of electric motors in the plant is slightly over 2,600. More than 200,000,000 gallons of water are pumped into the plant daily. About 6,000 tons of coal are used each day in the coke ovens and throughout the plant. Ten per cent, of this amount is now mined at Nema,colon. More than 2,000,000 tons of ore are used each year in the blast furnaces. FIGURES ON MAXIMUM CAPACITY Maximum capacities for the produc¬ tion of materials are estimated as fol¬ lows: Coke and By-Products By-product Coke 1,260,000 tons Coal Tar 16,704,000 gals. Ammonium Sulphate .. .45,800,000 lbs. Benzol 3,600,000 gals. Toluol 540,000 gals. Solvent Naphthas 181,400 gals. Iron and Steel Pig Iron ¦. 1,250,000 tons Genuine Hand-puddled Iron 50,000 tons Bessemer and O. H. Steel Ingots 1 1,477,380 tons Serai-Finished Products Blooms, Slabs, Billets, Sheet Bars 1,250,000 tons Skelp 534,000 tons Finished Products Butt-welded and Lap- welded Pipe 500,000 tons Sheared Plates 225,000 tons Merchant Bars 225,000 tons Sheets (average sizes and gauges) 88,400 tons Wire Rods 149,650 tons Plain Wire 136,875 tons Wire Nails 73,000 tons Wire Hoops 5,475 tons Barbed Wire 52,735 tons Wire Fencing 27,375 tons Electrical Conduit (steel) 30,000 tons Flexible Steel Armored Cable 36,000,000 feet These are impressive figures and will give some idea of the extent and nature of the operations carried on by The Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company. They do not, however, convey much in¬ formation concerning the complexity of the organization necessary to carry on these operations successfully. Nor do they intimate the degree of care and constant watchfulness needed to produce materials for which there will be a mar¬ ket, and which may be sold in compe¬ tition with those of other concerns. Some light will be thrown upon all these matters in the course of time by the articles mentioned. The first of these will appear next month and will deal with the method of obtaining ore and bringing it to the blast furnaces. GOOD WISHES FROM OUR CHIEF I am glad to see our employes begin the publication of a plant paper and feel that it will, if properly conducted, prove of great value in extending their acquaintanee with one another and with the works, which is its only purpose. At one time it was ray privilege to know personally almost every man in our plant, but of courae this is now impossible for anyone. The new paper should at least help everyone to understand better the big or¬ ganization of which they are a part, as well as promote acquaintance among those con¬ nected with different departments. It ought to thus add to the interest and satisfaction of everyone connected with the company. It is easy to start things, but not so easy to keep them going. The new paper will depend for its success on the hearty cooperation of every person who has anything to do with its publication. I wish it every success, and hope that it may prove to be something to which we -will all look forward each month with growing interest. J. A. CAMPBELL.
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