Publication: The Muncie Daily Times
Muncie, IN, United States
BUSINESS GRADUALLY PICKING UP.
Portís to Resume Single Turn Ė Ball Brothers Soon to be Running Full Force Ė Other Factories.
In a few days the factory districts of Muncie will be busier than they have been for many months, but there will still be room for much improvement.
The Port glass company in Westside is pushing things to-day in an effort to be ready to start up to-morrow morning after a summerís idleness. If things can not be gotten in shape to start then, the men will go on Monday morning. The works will start single turn with a force of between 80 and 100.
ALL BUT ONE TANK ON.
All but one tank is on at Ball brothersí immense fruit jar works, the largest in the world. The other tank will probably be put on Monday, and when it does go on, the entire force of between 1,000 and 1,200 employes [sic] employees will be at work. The resuming of this factory has added greatly to the industrial good of the city.
The Indiana iron works started up in all departments yesterday morning after a short idleness. There were no accidents or delays and the factory is running to-day with no indications of a shut-down for some time.
TRADE VERY DULL.
A communication from Hemingraysí this morning stated that business is very dull and that unless it picks up soon, the factory will have to be closed until trade is good enough to pay the company for running. The factory has been running all summer in some of its departments. The gentleman who was responsible for the above statement said afterwards that the believed after the election business will pick up sufficiently so that the entire force can be put to work. Fruit jars, lamps and electrical supplies are made here.
|Roger Lucas / Bob Stahr
|October 17, 2011 by: Deb Reed Fowler;