Washington's efforts to relax Soviet-American relations has resulted in what is reported to be the first solid U.
GV Trucks arriving at factory
SV INT Napalm bomb cases being manufactured (2 shots)
SV Man working on truck body
LV Toyota markings on bodies
SV Man works on car body parts
SV Men working on drilling machine
CU Man holding tea pot
SCU Reporters seated in studio
CU Ray Vrooman speaking.
SOUND STARTS: "We'll be building..."
SOUND ENDS: "...and sugarers."
COMMENTARY: "About 500 people work for Atlas Fabricators. Many of them help build aluminium casings for 500-pound napalm bombs. Other workers here fabricate, assemble and paint pick-up truck bodies for a Japanese auto-maker. But more than 60 per cent of the Atlas business comes from the Defence Department for bomb casings and other military hardware. If the tentative deal to help the Russians is finalised, a big share of the Atlas output could be devoted to helping the Russians make teapots and flatware in the Soviet Union. Ray Vrooman, part owner and president, talked about the Russian agreement with newsmen:
VROOMAN: "We'll be building four plants, and four plants will manufacture tea-pots, tea brewers, tea kettles and serving trays, creamers and sugarers."
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Background: Washington's efforts to relax Soviet-American relations has resulted in what is reported to be the first solid U.S. entry in the Soviet manufacturing market. A firm in Long Beach, California, which currently manufactures hardware for the Pentagon, is to turn its attention to providing tableware for the Kremlin.
There's a tentative agreement for Atlas Fabricators to build four automated factories in the Soviet Union to produce such tableware as tea-pot, kettles and trays. Current products of the firm include casings for napalm bombs.
National Broadcasting Company coverage comes complete with a commentary by reporter Bill windsor and a brief interview with Atlas President and part owner Mr. Ray Vrooman. An alternative commentary is provided overleap: