MELTING POT Off the straight and narrow path

Nov 21, 2008 | 11:47 AM |

Too bad the team that constructed Timken Co.'s new small bar mill in Canton, Ohio, didn't include famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Tom Moline, vice president of steel manufacturing, noted during his presentation at the company's open house for the new mill that the site is hemmed in geographically by a highway, preventing alignment of a direct path for the small bars to travel through the mill. "If we'd had our way, we would have carried on straight but the city and the state weren't too keen on cantilevering the mill out over state Route 30," Moline quipped. Instead, the company installed a less architecturally inspired but useful aerial....

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