AKAROA BUTTER FACTORY.
EXPECTED TO OPEN NEXT WEEK-
Tbe erection of the Aka:oa Co operative Butter Company's new building is now completed, and the installation of the machinery i& pro gressing with as much expediency as possible It was originally intended ibe factory should be opened on September 1, but, owing to tbe dislo cation of shipping connection between Lyttelton and Akaroa, much delay bas been caused during the past week or two. The ss, John Anderson bas taken up the ss. Cygnet's running, but t-he is uriable to carry tbe freight, and a great deal of the machinery to be installed by Messrs Topliss Bros, is hung up at Lyttelton. The taain part oi the machinery has, however, been "installed ■ The boiler bas been in position some time, and the churn was eiected a few days ago, The vac siands are in position, and the electric motors, .which will develop 17n p and supply the power, have been connected up with tbe borough electrical scheme. The freezer is also installed, and Messrs Topliss Bros; are now erecting the necessary shafting. The machinery yet to be in stalled is the pasteurised cream vufcs aud other minor machinery. It is expected that tbe factory will start operations on September 14. A great many of the suppliers to the have already a number of cows inf and any further delay will greatly inconvenience them. The factory directorate is, therefore, hurrying ihe final installation of the machinery through as quickly as pos sible. Tbe building itself is almost finished, except for a few days' work. Electric light has been installed, and the office and cool-store are almost completed,
The building is a handsome one, the outside being complete, the brick walls and concrete abutments and ornamentation adding considerably to it 3 appearance.
Mr Judd, ihe manager of the factory, is making all preparations to get a start as soon as the machinery is installed The company is making arrangements for a launch to run round the harbour to collect. cream from suppliers.
It is expected tbat the factory will be officially opened by the Hon. R H Rhodes, member for the district, at a later date-
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AKAROA BUTTER FACTORY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4426, 4 September 1914