PRODUCTION: Permanente Squeaks Through

From California's chaparral-cloaked San Jose Valley last week came good news to the whole U.S.: after many a delay, Henry J. Kaiser's $6,000,000 Permanente Magnesium plant is finally over the hump. It is now producing at the rate of 4,500 tons of magnesium a year, enough to make magnesium parts for 9,000 heavy bombers. Although this is only one-third the production originally scheduled in 1941, the company expects to double output this month to the highest levels yet.

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