Capacity and Defense

February 1941
New Republic;2/17/41, Vol. 104 Issue 7, p237
Focuses on the armaments production in the United States. Hindrance to the success of the defense program due to lack of aluminum capacity; Importance of steel in the production of armaments; Estimates of the civilian and military steel requirements of the United States; Threat to the entire defense program due to shortages in the sections of industry now engaged in defense production; Arguments opposing an expansion of capacity, while conceding the need for higher defense production; Problem of local shortages of skilled labor in defense industries; Information on the priorities system; View that the capacity problem, like the problem of prices and labor relations, is rapidly approaching a crisis; Need for building new plants for armaments production by the government.


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