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ERIC Number: ED014582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 31
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TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THE CEMENT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.
WESSON, CARL E.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO PRESENT A PRELIMINARY PICTURE OF OCCUPATIONAL CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CEMENT AS A RESULT OF INTRODUCING AUTOMATED EQUIPMENT. ONE AUTOMATED AND SEVERAL CONVENTIONAL TYPE CEMENT PLANTS WERE STUDIED. ANALYSIS OF DATA OBTAINED THROUGH RESEARCH AND DATA COLLECTED DURING THE STUDY REVEALED THAT MANUFACTURERS OF CEMENT, LIKE THOSE IN SO MANY OTHER INDUSTRIES, ARE AUTOMATING THEIR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. THE CEMENT INDUSTRY IS GOING THROUGH ONE OF THE GREATEST REMODERNIZATION ERAS THAT COULD BE EXPERIENCED BY ANY INDUSTRY. INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON THE OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE CEMENT PLANT BEFORE AND AFTER INTRODUCTION OF A COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM, THE JOBS ELIMINATED AND NEW JOBS CREATED, THE KIND OF WORK THE NEW JOBS ENTAIL, THE KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS THE NEW JOBS DEMAND, AND THE SOURCE OF WORKERS FOR FILLING THE NEW JOBS. HISTORICAL MATERIALS, PROCESS FLOW CHARTS, AND OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION ARE PRESENTED FOR EACH PROCESS IN THE AUTOMATED PLANT DESCRIBED. CHANGEOVER TO AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN THE ABC CEMENT COMPANY INDICATED A DECREASE IN EMPLOYMENT OF ABOUT 13 PERCENT. AVERAGE PRODUCTION WAS INCREASED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Employment, Sacramento.; Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.
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