A Splendid New Plant
A SPLENDID NEW PLANT Important Additions at Hooven, Hooven, Owens & Rentschler's. Machine Shop Largely Increased and. Supplemented by a Foundry with Uvery Recent Improvement. War time may at first thought sug- gust a general stagnation of industries. That it hits not f-Il'ected some of them, notably the Hooven, Owens and Uentschlor Co., of this city, may be seen, proof positivo. by a visit to their magnificent j-Uot. Many items of interest can be obtained obtained by the observant visitor on a tour about tho shops of this well known Hamilton firm. The first tiling that strikes one's attention attention is the extent to which improvements improvements and additions to the old plant have been made within the pant few months. The old foundry was torn down to make room for a line modern structure, almost twice as large, and many times more serviceable. This building extends along Heaton street to the north of the main office and covers a ground area of SO by 1(17 feet with an addition SO by (i(i feet. It was completed completed about a month ago, by contract with Bonder Bros., and the Columbus Bridge Co., the latter company furnishing the steel work. It is equipped with three electric electric travelling cranes and all other new ippliances, and is as well equipped as my foundry in the country. Another noticeable change . is the addition to the machine shops. This is one hundred feet in length and gives a nachine shop large enough to meet all the wants of the ever-growing industry. It is also equipped with two electric cranes and contains other heavy tools lately added. A new and commodious warehouse, a fine large blacksmith shop, and an engine engine and boiler house are other late additions, in fact, there are additions on every side. The firm naturally increased its working force also, so that it now employs employs considerably over three hundred n. The firm manufactures the well known Corliss engine, and is one of the most thriving and generally prosperous prosperous industries in the city.