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Idle

Describing a project or asset that is not being used and therefore is not generating revenue. An idle asset usually has a maintenance cost associated with it. Companies therefore attempt not to have idle assets unless demand drops below a certain level.
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The low percentage usage for both resources is directly attributable to the fact that a large percentage of these resources were idled during the second shift and that the third shift was completely idled.
* Last year, Leggett & Platt Inc., Carthage, Mo., acquired a portion of the idled Northwestern Steel & Wire mill in Sterling, Ill.
"Margin and pricing restoration will dictate when we restart the idled portion of the La Porte facility."
According to Gordon Tomb, a plant spokesperson at the Three Mile Island nuclear station, it's an event GPU awaist anxiously, since buying replacement power to cover the electrical demand not met by the idled plant has--over the last six and one half years--increaed the utility's costs by an estimated $1.09 billion.
According to Automotive News, the company idled the F-150 lines earlier this week, with production not planned to restart until April 20, 2009.