ancillary operation

ancillary operation

an operation in which material or plant is being cleaned, prepared or put away, where the work performed does not result in added value to the material or plant. For example, the time spent setting up or cleaning a machine contributes to the smooth running of the production presses even though it does not contribute directly to the manufacture of the product. See MAINTENANCE, SETUP TIME.
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"This will be an entirely ancillary operation to the main production brewing business and encompass a permanent area of approximately 20% of the total floor space available and operate outside of general business hours.
Primary coal deposits that can be accessed from the surface may exist adjacent to these tips and, where feasible, will be mined as an ancillary operation.
Hume said that may mean lawyers who are engaging in ancillary businesses are not disclosing to clients their interest in that ancillary operation.
He is a 50% shareholder along with Gooss in an ancillary operation that, among other things, specializes in pitting cherries and plums for further-processors that are primarily in the yogurt and ice cream industries.
In addition to the two units, the project also includes a coal mine and rail spur, along with facilities for water cooling, waste storage, and ancillary operations. The coal mine is expected to meet all of PSEC's fuel requirements for approximately 30 years.
Ultimately, if the cost of owning and operating gins, and all the ancillary operations and services that Louis Dreyfus runs to support our farmer network, outweighs the resultant revenue from selling the cotton, we - like others before us - would need to consider the viability of our presence in countries such as Zambia.
Contract award notice: Three-year service of bus cleaning, Auxiliary vehicles, Fixed installations and offices of apam exercise spa and ancillary operations.
Excluding the fuel center business, other ancillary operations saw margins rise 6 basis points.
Nearly 80,000 troops total are involved, many fighting in ancillary operations on Mosul's outskirts or supporting combat troops.The counterterrorism operation takes place within the context of a power struggle between Baghdad and Ankara.
The principal is the person on whose behalf the Transport Agreement shall be concluded and shall be performed its ancillary operations and the consignor is the person who undertakes to conclude on his own behalf and on behalf of the principal, the transport agreement.
as senior vice president and chief operating officer, a new position charged with direct oversight of ready mixed, aggregate and ancillary operations in New York and New Jersey, Texas and Oklahoma, and California.
With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and ancillary operations in San Francisco, California, SKY Leasing has over USD250 million of initial equity capital available to provide sale/lease-back financing solutions globally to commercial airlines seeking to lease young mid-life Boeing and Airbus aircraft.