|31 Mar 2002 @ 15:48, by Flemming Funch|
I received an e-mail announcement quoted at the bottom, about "Production Mini-plants in mobile containers", which sounded like a great idea. 40-foot containers that would contain some kind of manufacturing plant, which could easily be transported to developing areas and put to work. But when I tried to research it on the net, I realized that "The Financial News" and "Steven P. Leibacher" who wrote it have no other history at all, other than this same announcement, which apparently has been spammed to a bunch of places. So, most likely it is in investment scam. But it is a great idea, which is why I'm quoting it. And, in researching it, I found a very interesting site on Mobile Structures. Lots of interesting things that people have managed to make mobile that normally wouldn't be. Very inspiring resource.
The Financial News, April 2002
Production Mini-plants in mobile containers. Co-investment Program
"...Science Network will supply to countries and developing regions the technology and the necessary support for the production in series of Mini-plants in mobile containers (40-foot). The Mini-plant system is designed in such a way that all the production machinery is fixed on the platform of the container, with all wiring, piping, and installation parts; that is to say, they are fully equipped... and the mini-plant is ready for production."
More than 700 portable production systems: Bakeries, Steel Nails, Welding Electrodes, Tire Retreading, Reinforcement Bar Bending for Construction Framework, Sheeting for Roofing, Ceilings and FaÃ§ades, Plated Drums, Aluminum Buckets, Injected Polypropylene Housewares, Pressed Melamine Items (Glasses, Cups, Plates, Mugs, etc.), Mufflers, Construction Electrically Welded Mesh, Plastic Bags and Packaging, Mobile units of medical assistance, Sanitary Material, Hypodermic Syringes, Hemostatic Clamps, etc.
Science Network has started a process of Co-investment for the installation of small Assembly plants to manufacture in series the Mini-plants of portable production on the site, region or country where they may be required. One of the most relevant features is the fact that these plants will be connected to the World Trade System (WTS) with access to more than 50 million raw materials, products and services and automatic transactions for world trade.
Because of financial reasons, involving cost and social impact, the right thing to do is to set up assembly plants in the same countries and regions, using local resources (labor, some equipment, etc.)
For more information: Mini-plants in mobile containers
By Steven P. Leibacher, The Financial News, Editor