The Proposed Factory
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Got 1/3 mile assembly line
February 9th, 2015:
Can you believe I already have a nut and bold screw manufacture there. Just think, I could custom order my bolts to have just the right amount of shank and just the right amount of thread.
The plot marked on the map shows the industrial park and the parts of it I would like to develop for myself.
The little triangle at the east end of the plot has three large building that could be brought together and connected to what ever I build on the vacant lot at the most easterly point. Then I would build a connecting building right over Roymar Rd. to connect them to a long string of complexes on the south side of production Ave. -all the way down to Airport Rd.
If I fill in the gaps between the buildings, I'd have a plant with two assembly lines about a third of a mile long.
Large bridge cranes be installed in the newer buildings for unloading trucks of raw steel and aluminum.
The photo shows where I would open up the building on west side of Roymar Rd. for another triad with the two assembly lines running through them moving west down production Ave. and ending at Airport road.
Oh yeah, get this:
Yesterday I had a guy order me to pull my truck out of a parking spot so he could get into his car. I was parked within an inch of dead center and he was the one crooked. He had the security guard there call the cops on me.
Yes folks, we have to thank Officer Smith for being so kind and crawling into the guys car and backing it out for him.
I laughed and said, "gee all he would have had to do is ask nicely and I would have done it for him."
Synchro-link funky lot plan:
The building drawn out in this illustration isn't exact in anyway, but I think you get the point how I would join existing building together to make an assembly line go all the way to Airport Road..
One couldn't ask for a better situation with the grade, (compared to everywhere else in the industrial park.)
And I'm sure I did mention in my book upon how I was lucky to have a nut and bolt distributor just a few minutes from my house when I built the first prototype. Believe me when I say I spent a few trips there. They learned not to ask me if I needed help and I would just ask them if I did. I'd just roam the place and walk up to the front with a box of what ever I wanted. Be neat to have a place around the corner where I could have production runs of custom sized bolts with the shanks and threads where I want them. A sort of detail I found in short falls in this Chrysler thing I got.
I figure the front corner of Mission and Foussat Rd. would be a good place to put a showroom, and along Foussat Rd where the sewer lines run would be a good place to display different beds for the truck.
And one of the big pluses is that if someone had to fly in, they sure would have to have a good excuse if the were to say they couldn't find the place. And a rental car wouldn't even be necessary because there is a Motel 6 is just next door of the plant.
I only noticed one vacancy and that is one I posted earlier where I would open the wall for the production lines.
The one on the right is vacant now. Just give me the keys to it, -please.
And oh, if you are wondering how I would motivate the tenants that have nothing do with either manufacturing my surfboards, trucks and things is that I would help encourage them to move by offering a rebate of one or two months rent, depending on the length of the lease agreement they had with the city.
I don't plan on having the window factory mill move unless they want to; I plan to work around it.
And there are people who are going to be wondering about brother Benno's.
Well that and the Handycap place and a few others I would put further down on my priorities on where I need to get my space from.
North of production avenue is not what I'm so interested in developing myself other than maybe a paint shop and a couple building for manufacturing custom beds for the truck. However, any businessman will tell you that it's my best interest to be renting the building to my suppliers.
Surprisingly, -from what I hear, there are a few who say that they are willing to move just to get my factory in there.
From what I gather everyone has been checking things out on google maps and they too can see how it is so wonderfully set up for me and all I have to do is go in there and finish it, -just like my night club.
From what they say on the street is that they have more than enough money to pay me. I bet they combined the insurance money with a land swap deal and robbed the Hotel tax for economic development and promotions.
You know that is exactly what it is.
I happen to think you would be getting your money's worth.
And not bad for three days work.
Rule Numbers- 4 & 77
February 10th, 2015:
Just getting out paddling against the current got these wimpy little arms all used up withing the first half hour. But what it looked like, just catching two or three isn't bad considering all the bump that was in them.
I got my back torqued pretty bad just for more or less sitting on my ass. I thought I was fare enough out but a lip of a wave pull me back over and put me though one hell of a hold down.
Another guy tore his fin box out with the bottom of his foot. You can bet he'll be limping around for a couple days. He luck out his foot didn't get it as bad as his board and his board could have got the bottom damage worse then it was. A nice clean brake for a missing fin pocket.
I'm going to get a T-square today so I can do some better drawings. And I'll take another walk down production ave. But wouldn't you say I was able to do a great job on the night club design in two days, and I came up with what the Industrial Park had to offer in an assembly mode by just one walk though in the dark and then I drove around a bit.
They say it would support 10,000 jobs.
I realize that most car factories cost around $500 Million to set up. So you've gotta figure I'd run out of money, but then again my surfboards and night club would help finance the plant.
Another thing to consider is how much of the plant is already build and just needs the equipment to go inside it.
Anyway, the Internet is slow here and I've got to get going. Later.
Rule Numbers- 4, 35, 75 & 99
February 11, 2015:
Today the waves were more ridable and the currents backed off some.
I caught a right that sounded really hallow and it was one where I'd only have to squat a little and pull in my arms in to fit. (One heck of a hairy ride.)
I would have stayed out longer but I was afraid my sloppiness was going to end up beating up my board. My arms are not anything like they were two months ago and it sure shows then I go to take off sometimes and I managed to get slammed once real good today and that was enough.
To the right just north of what is shown here is one more viable building that is an auto body shop right now, with a pretty good space between it and what you see in the picture above.
If you look straight down the road, you will see one of the builds of the Three building cluster I will join together before crossing the road in front of it.
The smell that is coming from the small L shaped building on Airport Road should be smelling like Burgers and Burritos once I get something going for a factory. I bet the folks who live in the apartments next door would prefer that too.
It looks as those I already have a tenant that is into making wiring harnesses. Unfortunately, they are in my strip hire and will have to relocate to somewhere else.
Sorry, but who ever is in these two building on the North side of Production Ave are just going to have to go because these two are going to be joined together for my little Red Bed Shed for building custom payload beds.
This is a view point to the vacant lot from the road in front of about where the show room would be. be.
Another thing the apartment people and Motel owners will like about me: is I will switch things around and have employee parking behind the building so that they won't be looking out over a bunch of junk laying around.
I dig the angles they used on the entries of many of these building. They will make graphic strips look that much cooler. And on the south side where you just see pealing paint now, I'll over- lay fake painted shrubbery and trees similar to what they did to the Parker paint factory on South Tacoma way.
I'll be taking deliveries to the factory off of Production Ave, so all the junk and pallets will only be seen from the industrial yard.
What is now the Surfboard supply shop will most likely end up being my Shaping and Glassing shop for my surfboards, so that if anyone has to put up with the smell will end up being my paint shop workers and welders who will be running a shit load of fans, therefore the cutting and welding part of the plant will be sucking up are and throwing the mix of fumes and air above the plant and diluting the smell a bit.
And I don't plan on on using the building on Roymar Rd. that the Day Care is in now for any three building combo thing I'd thought about. I think it's worth more to me being just what it is now.
The Little Factory that could....
Loading dock detail....
February 14, 2015:
There has been a lot of people speculating the number that
I'm amongst those who feel it could create about 10,000 within it'self and effect and or even create about another 50,000.
A lot of consideration needs to be taken on the ultimate guess as to how many the little factory could produce per day.
And that number would have a considerable variable with it come to how much the factory is fully automated.
I figure that the only thing going for it from the get go is the number of vehicles that would be on the line at a given time, - being able to supply enough parts to the slower areas to keep it the line progressing at the same rate. By Man Power or Machine.
Some trouble with the existing buildings is lack of loading docks.
When I fill in with a new building, I need to provide the ability of either running tracks inside a 40 ft. van or the ability to drive a forklift into them. (Having to pallet jack the loads to the rear edge of the truck just isn't productive. )
I figure that the trucks will loop around using Roymar and then head west on Production Ave.
I'll build pop outs loading docks out of the front of the buildings so the truckers just have to look over there left shoulder to back up to an angled loading dock.
I'm hoping I can easily pull the nice tinted glazing work from the Production Ave. side and reinstall them on the south side facing the employee parking lot and Apartments.
Then the roll-ups could be moved over to the Production Ave. side amongst the Loading Docks.
And about the carts.
February 15th, 2015:
I'm sure there is a lot of technology out there with automated carts that can drive around like programed robots.
However, I'm leaning towards an older technology because it would be more dependable and less prone to being hacked as a way of corporate espionage.
I'm leaning to the old bury the wire technology. With ultrasonic distance and stopping devices built with in.
The reason I'd chose the wire lead method over ones that would just fallow a painted line is because with just a few contact relays and switches. different routes could be determined with in or out of the plant, and it can all be done with just a shallow cut in the concrete with a concrete saw, just enough to bury the wire, anywhere.
I sure there are those of you who wonder what I'll do once the carts end up at the end or the line. (And would I just load them on a flat bed and drive them to the front?)
I build the carts no wider than the side walk on the north side of Via De Valle and give them variable speeds so they can be routed and run through the employees parking lot, (which will be one direction in from the west and out to the east.) The carts will continue on in a fenced in sidewalk along side of the tri-building, -taking them to a staging area where 12 volt contacts below or on the side of them will charge the batteries. At the end of the line where I need the truck removed from the cart, I'll just make a floor that drops far enough so that the truck drives right off.
The thing I haven't figured out yet is what to do with the trucks once they reach the end of the line.
Correct me when I'm wrong.
Rule Numbers- 4, 20 & 55
February 17th, 2015:
Sure I was counting on being corrected.
Anyhow, I didn't hear any other figures mentioned.
Never the less, I figure the numbers that the Hotel revenue would bring in if I was operation my club would probably be around $100,000.oo per day and if I had a factory under construction or running, the combined revenue would probably be around $250,000.oo per day.
And everyone has been fussing over the $25,000.oo per day I make them by just surfing here. .
That's what we call around here is counting pennies and not dollars.
Oh, if you check out the intersection of Production Ave. and Roymar Rd. in Oceanside on Bing maps, in the walking mode, don't be surprised if you see me with a tape measure. (I can't see it because I don't have Microsoft Windows on my computer.)
And yes, I agree, that I do have the makings of a three lane production line.
I see that myself and the more I realize that my plant will probably end up on being more of an assembly plant than a manufacture.
What I'm getting at is something like the auto manufactures were doing a few decades ago, was that a larger portion of their parts were outsourced and brought to the plant in vans.
Now days, one of the reason the Manufacturing plants are so big is so that they companies they are outsourcing with are often set-up with space within the plant where the part is actually manufactured on site instead of trucked in.
It's obvious this Oceanside Plant would be too small for that, but having other warehouses available within a forklift drive is to somewhat of a good compromise.
In the beginning, I figure that I will be outsourcing most of the bigger components and using the vacant lot for either storage of the outsourced parts or storage of the trucks that are produced.
I figure a good way to get off and running is to figure out what I'll produce by building a proto-type, a couple jigs for each part and a part sample of every part along the way. And while I'm doing that, I should be working on the construction of the building that connect the existing building that are there already.
And as a few of you, you realize that the true starting point of the whole thing is buying two fire-hydrants, and hoping I can use the base of the one off of Roymar Rd. as a supply line for the sprinkler system in the new building that will cross the street there.
I've also figured out that I won't even need to us the sidewalk for my carts, because I have a second parking lot (that I think I will develop for the third lane,) and a strip of land to use for the return run and staging/charging area.
I think I've got enough measurements to put together a scaled map of what I plan to do to the site. And crazy as it may seem, I think I may draw a simple drawing of what my carts are going to be like. Because the more I think about it, the more I think I should just build them myself and save a shit-load of money because it's sure going to take a bunch of them, especially if I'm going to build a three laner. .
about the motorized cart by wire method.
February 22, 2015:
After looking into transfer carts. Self contained electric carts are not common place enough to be cost affective, especially when you plan to move over 10,000 pounds around.
Never the less, I plan to make a few makes shift manual push button operated, but I'm not about to set up a plant depending on using them for production.
I figure it will just cost less in the end to suspend the tracks and go with carriages, similar to the way they build cars cars.
There are several advantages that come from hanging the truck from a track. Its the ability to place it at any hight and make it easier to install things from underneath and having it at ideal heights to work on it at different stages.
I'll probably have transfer carts on rails at the early stages when the engine and transmission are put inside the frame and the system carrier installed.
Rail or track has to be about the most effective method of moving things along in the long run and I figure my plant will use both methods arranged so that the loops of track are shorter and I'll go back and forth from one method to the other, rather than trying to use just one method from one end to the other.
The advantage of going with track and rail is the cost of only having to buy a few AC motors and gear boxes to move it along, -heck of a lot cheaper than all the sophisticated electronics and batteries, of which I'd have to replace some day.
Never the less, one of the biggest hurdles with suspending with racks is making it work for different wheel bases, a bit more difficult compared to a cart that could just stretch to the length needed.
March 1st, 2015:
It's probably that I'm a pretty fast learner or something, but after watching videos of automated assembly lines, I can clearly see the good ones and the bad ones as well.
I've watched a few Asian built factories that have a shit load of robots, but the robots and the assembly lines are set up taking up gobs of space and stretch out to where all their time is used up waiting for the next shift, or should I say move.
The more modern and better use of robots is used in work stations or as they say cells.
Most of the time the object is lifted off the what ever rack or cart the object is conveyed on.
By lifting it off the cart or rack, accuracy is achieved and several robots are placed around it. Each robot will have interchangeable tools or gripers and perform mutable jobs from the same station. (Just building a trolley under a robot will allow one robot to do even more operations from one stop at a work station.)
More robots are used in the early manufacturing part of the plant, compared to the final assembly where human beings play a more important roll.
I believe I'll set up Synchro-link so that gravity itself will convey the parts from one workstation to the other. And where there are humans working on the later stages, I'll have a few of those large table conveyors where the large tables double back under the tracks everything rides on. (Like a large moving floor.)
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