A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacturegoods or operate machinesprocessing one product into another.
Factories arose with the introduction of machinery during the Industrial Revolution when the capital and space requirements became too great for cottage industry or workshops. Early factories that contained small amounts of machinery, such as one or two spinning mules, and fewer than a dozen workers have been called "glorified workshops".
Most modern factories have large warehouses or warehouse-like facilities that contain heavy equipment used for assembly line production. Large factories tend to be located with access to multiple modes of transportation, with some having rail, highway and water loading and unloading facilities.
A factory (from Latinfacere, meaning "to do"; Portuguesefeitoria, Dutchfactorij, Frenchfactorerie, GermanFaktorei) was an establishment for factors or merchants carrying on business in foreign lands. Initially established in parts of Medieval Europe, factories eventually spread to other parts of the world in the wake of European trading ventures and, in many cases, were precursor to colonial expansion. Factories could serve simultaneously as market, warehouse, customs, defense and support to navigation or exploration, headquarters or de facto government of local communities. The head of the factory was the chief factor.
In North America, this trading formula was adopted by colonists and later Americans to exchange goods with local non-Western societies, especially in Native American Indian territory. In that context, these establishments were often called trading posts.
Factory was a band from Stockholm in Sweden, active between 1978–1982, scoring chart successes in Sweden during the late 1970s and 1980s.
Factory broke through in Sweden with the 1978 single Efter plugget 1978. The single was followed up by the album Factory. The band toured the Nordic Region in the late 1970s and early 1980s and also released the 1980 album Factory II.
A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable — that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking — as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals, the others are nonmetals or metalloids. Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms.
Astrophysicists use the term "metal" to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium. Thus, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements other than hydrogen and helium.
In astronomy and physical cosmology, the metallicity or Z is the fraction of mass of a star or other kind of astronomical object that is not in hydrogen (X) or helium (Y). Most of the physical matter in the universe is in the form of hydrogen and helium, so astronomers use the word "metals" as a convenient short term for "all elements except hydrogen and helium". This usage is distinct from the usual physical definition of a solid metal. The astronomical usage is claimed to be justified because in the high-temperature and pressure environment of a star, atoms do not undergo chemical reactions and effectively have no chemical properties, including that of being a metal as usually understood. For example, stars and nebulae with relatively high abundances of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and neon are called "metal-rich" in astrophysical terms, even though those elements are non-metals in chemistry.
The distinction between hydrogen and helium on the one hand and metals on the other is relevant because the primordial universe is believed to have contained virtually no metals, which were later synthesised within stars.
Few, though, can claim to have faced the struggles of Brazil’s early extreme metal acts, as their country emerged from a 21-year military dictatorship where poverty, torture and hopelessness were the norm.
said Monday that it’s pausing construction of a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan until it is confident it can run the factory competitively. The move comes as the company is in the midst of national contract talks with the United Auto Workers union, which wants to represent workers at battery factories and win them top wages.
said Monday that it's pausing construction of a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan until it is confident it can run the factory competitively. The move comes as the company is in the midst of national contract talks with the United Auto Workers union, which wants to represent workers at battery factories and win them top wages.
said Monday that it is pausing construction of a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan until it is confident it can run the factory competitively ... The move comes as the company is in the midst of national contract talks with the United Auto Workers union, which wants to represent workers at battery factories and win them top wages.
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A Chinese mainland spokesman on Saturday expressed condolences to the victims and bereaved families in Pingtung county, where the factory is located ...Aerial footage showed that the factory's metal roof was blown apart, and a nearby fire truck was damaged ... chocolate factory explosion climbs to 72023-03-27.
Beijing this year imposed export curbs on minor metals used in semiconductors, which an influential Chinese policy adviser warned was “just a start” ... But VTRE is running a pilot project to build a metallization factory with South Korea’s Setopia, said Setopia, which has no previous experience in the sector.
Beijing this year imposed export curbs on minor metals used in semiconductors, which an influential Chinese policy adviser warned was "just a start" ... But VTRE is running a pilot project to build a metallization factory with South Korea's Setopia (222810.KQ), said Setopia, which has no previous experience in the sector.
Staci L ...Chief manufactures products and provides services for a wide range of industries including agriculture, commercial construction, metal building systems, structural steel, factory-built housing, steel fabrication, ethanol production, contract carriers and logistics, contract manufacturing and large community development projects ... .
In an ultra-sterile room at a secure factory in Kansas City, U.S ...Inside that three-story windowless factory, workers restore and test those warhead parts, work that a government watchdog said required "a great deal of precision manufacturing to exacting specifications." ... This factory would be busy even if an overhaul wasn't underway.
I’m searching for FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy for market-beating passive income ... This is because raw materials demand can fall sharply as factory activity and global trade flows cool. Yet unlike industrial metals, prices of oil are shooting higher as concerns over supply disruptions overshadow fears around energy consumption ... Should I buy? ... .
TIM CARTER. TribuneContentAgency. One of the things I enjoy most about writing my column is communicating with readers ... Not too long ago, Bob did this ... Bob wrote ... Aluminum holds paint exceedingly well, and some coil stock comes from the factory painted a dark green color. You can rent a metal-bending brake from a tool rental business ... Go here ... .
a family enjoying an outing in a swan boat on a lake; child laborers toiling in brick factories; women erased by all-covering veils; armed young men with fire in their eyes ... Nikbakht, 70, works in a carpet factory in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 29, 2023 ... Nikbakht, 70, works in a carpet factory in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 29, 2023.
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRIPE-VINE. OUR NEW ABNORMAL ...SMEG stands for Smalteria Metallurgica EmilianaGuastalla - which beyond the technical jargon in Italian, means it’s a metal enameling factory based in Guastalla, in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. It was founded by Vittorio Bertazzoni Sr ... A section of SMEG’s Garden of Kitchen Delights ... .