National Geographic : 1921 May
PLANT ENGINEER PRESIDENT CONSULTING ENGINEER PRODUCTION MANAGER A fine job "We'll never get into production before April," growled the Production Manager. "Look at this weather! A snowstorm in November." "April? Got to do better than that or face a big bunch of cancellations." The President spoke crisply. The Consulting Engineer: "This building won't be enclosed before February Ist so that the piping contractors can get in." "Not till then?" The President wheeled sharply. "You realize that the piping is the most important part of our equipment. We must be able to turn on heat the day the glass is in our windows." "Only an Eskimo could pull a wrench here in January," smiled the Plant Engineer. And this kind of piping work takes keen Caucasian brains, close measuring to blueprints, accur ate cutting and threading, straight lines and the perfect adjustments of real workmanship. for Eskimos It simply can't be done outdoors in zero weather." "What kind of antique methods are you talking about?" demanded the President. "That work should be done indoors the way we always fabricate steel beforehand for steel buildings." The Consulting Engineer turned. "That's just it. Forget the other estimates. Give all seven jobs to the Grinnell Company the one organization that shop-assembles piping systems and sends them to the job ready for quick erection." President: "I'm sold. We gain a month's output; our profits will al most pay for the whole piping job." GRINNELL INDUSTRIAL PIPING Automatic Sprinkler Systems, Heating,Power and Process Piping Your kind, their kind, every kind of Piping A Grinnell Industrial Piping Installation always starts with the fullest understanding of the service expected. Three thousand employees in eight great fabricating plants, work ing to blueprints, send sections of industrial piping equipment to 5,300 road men, who fit them into the building like odd shaped blocks into a child's puzzle. Such modern engineering must be practical as well as creative, for on its soundness Grinnell Company places a guarantey-a courageous guar ante, behind ideas, men and materials. Send for your copy of the Grinnell Bulletin. Address Grinnell Co., Inc., 293W. Exchange St.,Providence,R.I. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"