Business & Finance: PLANE SKINS

This silvery, gleaming sheet of aluminum is more than a city block long. It is shown on the run-out table of the Defense Plant Corporation's new sheet mill, operated by Alcoa at McCook, Ill. The sheet is on its way to make airplane skins. The new plant, one of the world's largest, can roll aluminum more than 50 times faster than prewar equipment.


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