PRODUCTION: Nate the Painter

The most adventurous U.S. painting contractor bagged a new job last week. Vat-shaped (200 lb., 5 ft. 3 in.) Nathan Schriber flew from Denver to Kansas City to boss a $310,000 job. The job: to seal every crack in a big new Sunflower Ordnance Plant building, to brush the walls with a fire-and water-resisting paint. The job was important; the building will house the manufacture of a highly explosive and highly secret new gunpowder, and the structure must be tight against fires and floodings (from...

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