CUBA: Nickel on the Line

The U.S. General Services Administration announced last week that its $42 million nickel processing plant at Nicaro in eastern Cuba is going full blast again. Built by the U.S. Government during World War II and shut down after the peace because of its steep operating costs, the plant was reopened last year to help meet the urgent need for heat-resistant nickel alloys for jet engines. According to GSAdministrator Jess Larson, Nicaro's furnaces are "already operating 8% higher in efficiency" than last time, and their output is "rapidly rising towards the projected goal...

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