Block Factory Planned for Grantsville in 1920

(10/08/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/1/1920.

New Industry for Grantsville

Ira Hardman has received the machinery for making cement building blocks, and has about completed the erection of the building which will house it.  It is expected that the finished product of the new plant will be turned out in a short time.

The plant has a capacity of 150 blocks per day, ranging in size from 8x8x24 to 8x18x24.  It is claimed that the block turned out by the Hardman plant has many advantages over the old article, on account of the superiority of the mixing process.

It is likely that the new hotel building will be built of the blocks and other local builders will no doubt use it as its ultimate cost will be much less than wood.  A block 8x8x24, occupying 192 inches of wall space, will sell for something like 40c.


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