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Economy Baler Co. - Exterior, August 1965

Economy Baler Co. - Exterior, August 1965 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 18, 1965
Caption
Motorists entering Ann Arbor on N. Main St. have observed the Economy Baler Co. sign at 1254 N. Main about 40 years. The sign was being removed this week in connection with a 24,000-square-foot addition for manufacturing that Economy Baler is building and extensive modernization of other sections of the plant. Part of the addition will front for 368 feet on N. Main and replace an obsolete structure. Economy Baler employs 75 persons.

Herman Weiss - Economy Baler Co. Blacksmith, April 1951

Herman Weiss - Economy Baler Co. Blacksmith, April 1951 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 20, 1951
Caption
Blacksmith Herman Weiss of 618 Packard St., who will be 75 years old Tuesday, works busily at his forge in Economy Baler Co., where he forges parts for baling machines. Weiss has spent almost 62 years at blacksmithing, starting at the trade when he was still a young boy on his father's farm near Oshkosh, Wis.

Economy Baler Co. - Large Assembly Room, June 1953

Economy Baler Co. - Large Assembly Room, June 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 27, 1953
Caption
OPERATION COMPLETE: Here in the large assembly room, the finishing touches are being put on industrial baling presses which range up to 50,000 pounds each and cost as much as $25,000. The presses are assembled down the center of the room. To the far right is the testing pit where each unit is checked in full. To the far left is the sprayer where the machines are painted. Out to the far door, a boxcar is ready to carry the presses, in sections, to their final destinations.

Economy Baler Co. - Large Assembly Room - Testing Pit, June 1953

Economy Baler Co. - Large Assembly Room - Testing Pit, June 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 27, 1953
Caption
THE FINAL CHECKUP: In this testing pit, an employe puts the completed press through its paces. Here any defects may be quickly discovered and remedied before shipment.

Economy Baler Co. - Large Assembly Room Sprayer Area, June 1953

Economy Baler Co. - Large Assembly Room Sprayer Area, June 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 27, 1953
Caption
FINISHING COAT: In this gaping, cave-like space, a workman equipped with sprayer, applies a coat of paint. Infra-red lights in the walls will take care of the drying. It won't be long before this press is on a train or truck, heading for its place of operation.

Economy Baler Co. - Small Assembly Plant, June 1953

Economy Baler Co. - Small Assembly Plant, June 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 27, 1953
Caption
SMALL ASSEMBLY PLANT IN ACTION: Here in the small assembly plant, the medium and small presses are put together. The smallest presses weigh around 650 pounds and cost $250.