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The seamstresses of VMMP get new inspiration
20.06.2019The new equipment, acquired by the United Mining and Chemical Company, arrived to the work clothes tailoring unit of Vilnohirsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant, a subsidiary of JSC UMCC. From now on, the company's seamstresses will produce more and better working outfits and with more pleasure.
This is the first time in 16 years that the equipment for tailoring special working clothing has been upgraded at VMMP. The cost of the new equipment amounted to UAH 126,000. Senior master of the unit Halyna Martynenko tells that the employees of her unit – 8 seamstresses and 2 cutters, will work faster now and produce more, as the range of products has substantially increased in recent years. The new equipment includes rotary knife cutting machine, heating cloth drill, buttonhole machine, button sewing machine, two five-thread overlock machines and two straight stitch sewing machine.
“When we first started working, the range of products was small — robes, underwear, cotton costumes and mittens,” says Halyna. But gradually it expanded, adding tailoring of winter overalls, workwear for welders. Since 2005, the unit began to sew various technical products – covers for car seats, covers-heaters for the transport, covers for instruments, cylinders, various bags. The seamstresses also help Metalurh Culture and Sport Palace – they produce curtains, lambrequins, covers for furniture upholstering, and sometimes costumes for creative groups. Indeed, creative life reigns in the Palace, because the company actively supports this social area.
At the moment, the sewing unit works with the so-called ‘heavy’ fabrics, making winter jackets on polyester, workwear for welders. The unit produces thousands of products in one year, in particular 2,000 cotton costumes and 1,000 winter jackets a year.
Equipment upgrade will substantially improve the quality of the products and reduce the production time. The subsidiary will also save on idle time of the equipment, as now it won’t require the repairs as often as the old one did. UMCC expects the investment in the subsidiary will return, according to Oleksandr Hladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board of JSC UMCC. VMMP will also preserve jobs and save on purchases of products, which it produces independently.