In This Issue
ANNUAL PLANT OVERHAUL
THE SPEED WAY
501 SOUTH SECOND STREET
LOUISVILLE 2, KY.
NEW KILN IS PLACED
During January, the three sections of the new portland cement kiln (No. 10) were lifted onto the foundations. The picture shows the cranes hoisting the middle section into place. This section alone weighs 96 tons. After the three sections are placed and aligned, they will be welded together to make one continuous kiln, 390 feet long and 11 feet in diameter. The kiln will then be lined with refractory brick in 6 inch and 9 inch layers.
A considerable amount of auxiliary equipment is required in addition to the kiln itself. Some of these auxiliaries include: dust collectors, drive motors, a cooler, burner equipment, and a very extensive instrument control system. Work on this other equipment will start very soon. The installation will be completed in late summer of 1958 at a total cost of $1,700,000.
The Company is investing in new equipment like this so that it can continue to make cement economically and efficiently.
The new kiln and the new raw room together make a total of $5,000,000 worth of new equipment going into service at Speed in 1958. This amounts to over $6,400 for each employee in the Company for these two projects alone. This equipment has been purchased and installed during the past three years.
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