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Drum maker increases output, reduces jobs

January 23, 2013 | 5:23 p.m. CST
Webb Wheel Products employees watch as the Doosan V550M drills holes in one side of a 130-lb CK drum without help from humans at Webb Wheel Products in Cullman, Ala. Webb Wheel hasn't added a factory worker in three years, though it's making 300,000 more drums annually, a 25 percent increase, because of robots.

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