European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 23 1957, Page 13

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 23, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse Larger Ore delegated to the special Assembly steel Landing barges Are tested in specially constructed dip by Jack staff writer like the the army corps of engineers is frequently taken for and like the the engineers Are the Rhine Engineer depot near is one of the Lawt important Supply installations in Western Europe commanded by col junes this massive Supply and Complex covers 821 acres near the shores of what was once emperor Btu Barossan private fishing grounds the depot supplies Nind serves both army and air Force its Lens of thousands of from to necessitate an entire Community of military and civilian employees com durable to what a thriving Industry re quires a town Back management engineering plays a Large Urt in the streamlining of depot opera including scores of crafts and skills As rapid coordination Between is supplies and keeping accurate rec much like any business Back the depot employs a program for work Meas statistical management Jbv movement work simplification and training application and an enthuse Utic incentive awards the depots safety by which All employees Are continuously indoctrinated in safety measures through ont Ejob training and classroom has result it in a record Low Accident the depot also enjoys excellent Community relations with the local German population and its own local civilian pm through such things As Charity and social troop information lec Tures and most important of All assistance in Community ing build level und Grade land and of Ovate for German construction the Rhine Engineer depot stands As an Torres save material example of both the Mission of the armed forces abroad and uie efficiency with which it is being car Hod out acting As the depot ships heeded supplies in Large quantities m Dis outlets we than the 7th army and other Supply in these in turn Supply army and air Force units which Are the ultimate red is divided into numerous divisions whose incredibly Complex involve millions of dollars and thousands of employees and maintenance runs a main shop s04 feet 172 feet wide and 5fi Engineer contract repair arranges for the rebuilding of expensive sometimes through German the results speak for themselves life expectancy of rebuilt heavy equipment is 90 per cent of new items and costs Only 32 per cent of the Price of new Engineer maintenance sends out inspection teams to All army and air Force units in Germany and France to give technical advice and assistance for equipment provided by the spare parts performs Stock accounting for More than items and runs a warehouse big enough to Swallow an oceangoing luxury liner with room to spare More than Square feet con Taining separate these Are so efficiency arranged that any one of them can be located and issued within the length of time it would take a House wife to make her Purchase in a super Market Back miscellaneous services runs motor performs Sal Vage and other machine records is the depots Mechan ical bookkeeper and employ ing intricate calculating machines of All Stock control arranges for the distribution of All items to the various outlet and storage classifies and stows All although All units play essential and coordinated roles in the nato de sense scheme of Western the Rhine Engineer depot is one of the great Pivotal elements without which our vast military machine would be critically Handi capped in some completely use part of any outfits record for efficiency must be credited to the army prime mover for maintenance and sup employee adjusts a cutting final Assembly line i 19s7 the spare parts division keeps track of More than the stars and strips

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