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CAR ASSEMBLY PLANT.

TODD MOTORS, PETONE

The new assembly works of Messrs. Todd Motors, Ltd., at Petone, were officially declared opened recently by the Minister of Industries and Commerce, Mr. Masters, in the presence of a large number of guests and visitors, who included the acting-Prime Minister, Mr. Ransom.

Congratulating tlie firm on its enterprise and its confidence in the future, Mr. Masters said tlint the factory represented another step forward in c!ia Industrial life of the Dominion, and it gave him a good deal of pleasure as Minister to see any development whiai would absorb men who would probably otherwise be out of work.

The plant has created work for 160 hands, und inside its concrete wit)!,modern motor cars will be assembled Before long the assembling of other cars will give work for an additional 50 men. Standing on two acres the works, which are 011 one floor, are 530 feet long and 108 feet wide. One hundred and thirty "man hours" are required to produce the motor car, and at that rate some 18 vehicles can be completed in a day. Tlie factory has storing room for 400 cars. Emphasis was laid on the fact that the concern was a buyer of New Zealand leather, wool, bumpers, springs) and other items.

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CAR ASSEMBLY PLANT., Auckland Star, Issue 111, 13 May 1935

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CAR ASSEMBLY PLANT. Auckland Star, Issue 111, 13 May 1935

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