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Building a Mill: Workforce

Hannah Pomeroy
Group of mill workers – EIGH-06-37

The mill has now been built and filled with the best, new machinery. However, ‘Fine buildings, located on traffic arteries, and equipped with the very latest of mechanical appliances do not, alone, make successful bakeries’, or in this case, mills, ‘It is intelligently trained and loyal man power that determines the success or failure’. This was said by W. E. Long in an address to the Junior National Convention of the American Society of Bakery Engineers, in San Francisco, and recorded in The Northwestern Miller and American Baker. Although this address was directed towards bakers and bakeries, it could easily have been for millers and mills as they too needed ‘intelligently trained and loyal man power’ to succeed.

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