Production in Detroit

For the first time the U.S. Government last week officially recognized the production efforts of individual factory workers, handed five Packard Motor Car employes WPB's newly created award for production short cuts. The Packard Stakhanovites* received almost one-third of all the awards made—got the only award handed to the automobile industry.

Behind all this was a classic example of how honest, realistic labor-management cooperation can bolster worker morale and boost production. Packard's "Work to Win" production drive has boosted production as much as 80% in some departments, has brought in 7,000...

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