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Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pa., Tuesday, October .

30, 1958 Fagif

To whose
will
be in 2O56, A.D
Steel Institute
to the ateelmen of 2056 has-been sealed in a time capsule and placed in the
cornerstone of the great new stainless steel clad office building at 150 East
42nd Street in New ,York City. "
We reprint it here because we believe that you will enjoy knowing what
the steelmen of today expect the future will bring to your loved ones.

Greetings to Steelmen of 2056


We of the American iron and steel in- see that even the most imaginative ones' at one end of the plant.and finished steel We are building toward «
dustry of 1956 are happy to have this failed to comprehend the magnitude of the products will emerge at the other, with your future now
historic occasion to convey our greetings progress that actually would take placet;, improved and simplified continuous" proc-
t o you. , ;.•-.•• and we therefore anticipate that we, tod, esses such as soaking, conditioning, hot
It is fitting that the vehicle carrying may prove to be conservative in whatever polling, annealing, pickling and shearing.
our message should be a magnificent new .we foresee as to the kind of steel industry, Extruding will largely have replaced roll-
stainless steel clad structure—in this year the kind of America or the kind of world ing to produce the finished products, Order
1956 the largest steel clad office building We in the stee| industry have more than
you will know in 2056. entry, production planning, mill schedul- ordinary reason to envision what lies ahead
in the world. We do believe strongly that you will be ing, cost control, and production and ship-
It is also a timely coincidence that the in global and space transportation because
living in a still free and strong America, in ment records all will be handled by an : we are now developing steels to'meet the
dedication of this building takes place as a world in which the nations have become interlocking computer system.
we are commemoratihg the 100th anni- once overpowering problem1 of 10,000-
neighbors in the truest and finest sense of" miie-an-hour air travel and the- much'-
versary of the patenting of the Bessemer the word.
and Kelly steelmaking processes in the What this will mean in faster space travel—steels that will: re-
United States. With these processes, the On the Way: your life in 2056 sist the thermal barrier where air friction
mass production of steel became possible, New Steels for your miracle age creates incredible heat, steels that will pro-
vide the tremendous tensile strength
and the Age of Steel began. needed to keep craft from exploding in the
The United States has held world leader- near-vacuum of outer space,
ship in steel production since 1889, and is In all, looking into the future with -its
producing some 40 per cent of the world's vast increases in world population, broad
total output. Altogether, this country's We can visualize our American cities as upsurge in standards of living, constant
production in this first century has reached We know that in 1956 mankind already you will know them, with their great new
has embarked upon the jet age, the rocket widening of the uses of metals, and'im-
a grand total of 3 billion tons of steel. The structures of stainless steel above and be- mense strides in manufacturing produc-
industry's production capacity has ex- age and the atomic age. We are already low ground — far more magnificent and
creating and producing special steels for tivity, we believe it is entirely possible.that
panded to a current annual figure of 128 beautiful than the finest cities of our time. the steel industry you know will hava
million tons, and all indicators of long- these swiftly developing fields. We have not We foresee America's millions of families
the slightest doubt that miraculous prod- achieved a capacity of half a billion tons
range national and world requirements living in homes having year-round control a year.
lead us to plan for continuing expansion. ucts and applications' in these fields that of temperature; purified, germ-free air and
are now on the fringes of'our comprehen- push-button equipment that requires very
in the years ahead. • sion will be commonplace in less than 100 In 2056, as in 1956. ^
little space at the same time it automati- human values <~2
Comingi A Century of years. ,. .
cally takes care of virtually all household above all else
still greater achievement The steel mills of future decades will chores, making routine use of electronics,
come to use revolutionary new machines solar energy and atomic power. We look to
and systems that will achieve productivity these things because our laboratories al-
far greater than our present levels. Moving" ready are working toward special steels Your accomplishments in technology
beyond "automation" into "atomation," that can be highly important in accelerat- notwithstanding, we feel certain that you
they will utilize sources of power, chemi- ing development in these fields. will still be putting human values above all
As we» write this, steel is one of the best
'of all. industries in which to work. The cals, electronic controls and varieties of We assume that the world will be a much else. The most important part of every com-
men and ;women, in the steel plants enjoy materials that we are just beginning to in- smaller place to you than it is to us, even in pany still will be its people, and manage-
average hourly earnings 25 per cent higher vestigate. And these vast facilities will what we like to call our air age. Your air- ment's recognition of this fact will be re-
than the average for all manufacturing continue the industry's diversification—we. craft will carry you to the furthest side.of flected in progress in human relations just
workers. Steelworkers have liberal pen- anticipate that their output will include the. world in half an afternoon, fiying: at. as dramatic as your progress in scientific
sions, insurance, paid holidays and paid plastics, titanium, Chemical derivatives, 5,000 to 10,000 miles an hour. You will have invention.
Vacations. Their opportunities for advance- and highly specialized steels that will con-, achieved human space travel, about which And finally, we are sure that the word
/stitute some 50 per cent of the total pro- men of our time have dreamed and which "frontier" will still be active in your vocab-
ment are expanding constantly. duction.
The past.century has indeed been one of now we can see coming closer to reality ulary. As the iron and steel industry of
tremendous progress. But we have no illu- frotfW&to finished products with each succeeding year. (Next year, the 1956 looks ahead today, so you will be look-
sions as to its relative place in history. in one operation United States will launch what we expect ing to new and greater horizons for the
The years that Will transpire from this will be the first man-made satellite — a industry and the America of your clay. '
day until the time you read this message in steel ball some 20 inches in diameter, We salute you.
2056 will unfold, without, question, as a packed with communications instruments,
century of still greater-achievement in the that will circle'the earth at 18,000 miles
application of steel to the service of man- We expect that the industry of 2056 will an hour.),'
kind. : ' .. ••' - have moved all the way to a continuous PRESIDENT
Today, when we look back just 50 .years operation instead.of a batch-type process.
to predictions that were made for scientific, Steel made by direct reduction'of iron ore, AMERICAN IRON AN D ST EE L I N ST IT UTE
economic and social progress in America, we using atomic energy. Iron ore will move in ISO^East Forty-Second Street, New York 17, N. Y.

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