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ERECTION OF NEW FACTORY

MOTOR ASSEMBLY WORKS IN OpAWA Negotiations were completed yesterday for the purchase by Motor Assemblies, Ltd., of an area of three acres of land in Ensor’s road, Opawa, on which new motor assembly works are to be built. Plans for the building are to be prepared within the next few weeks, and it is expected that it will be erected before the end of this year. The premises Which the firm now occupies in St. Asaph street will then be disposed of. At present 100 workers are employed ill the assembly works and, according to information given by the management of the firm yesterday, it is possible that with the expansion of activities in the new factory about 160 will be employed. Space in the present factory where three well-known makes of motor-cars are assembled for the whole of the Dominion, has been found inadequate. At the new works completely knocked down cars will be assembled.

A feature of the new premises will be a private testing track—the first of its kind in the South Island. Instead of being taken out on to the nearby roads the cars will be tested on the new track, the surface of which will be made similar t to the surface of a road. The area inside the track is to be used for sports. The new building will occupy about 40,000 square feet, and dressing and rest rooms are to be provided.

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ERECTION OF NEW FACTORY, Press, Volume LXXV, Issue 22771, 25 July 1939

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ERECTION OF NEW FACTORY Press, Volume LXXV, Issue 22771, 25 July 1939

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