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Mothballing

A practice in which a company keeps equipment in a factory or other production facility in working order but does not use it on a constant basis. This is useful when a company has high operating costs and it would be more expensive to use the facility. Mothballing allows the company to save its expenses and still use the facility when needed.

mothballing

see CAPACITY.
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I looked at Mothball, burrowing happily into her carers' kitchen cupboards and kicking out the saucepans to enjoy the clatter.
For starters, removing all mothballs and their flakes from the home is a good first step.
In a separate, but related development, the company has withdrawn its request to mothball 18 units, totaling 509 megawatts, located in the eastern portion of the PJM (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland) Interconnection.
Sales, after sales, marketing and administrative staff, and workers at its regional sales centres across the UK - a total of 68 - will be kept on following the decision to mothball production.
The decision to keep this unit in mothball status is based on a reassessment of the capacity necessary to serve the company's commitments.
The decision to mothball Teesside Cast Products came about because a group of four overseas customers responsible for 78% of its sales reneged on their contract a year ago.
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1, 2004, and mothball the plant for an indefinite period.
PPL Montana announced that it is planning to mothball its 154-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Billings once the new federal emission standards take effect in 2015.
AFAMILY business in Northumberland has announced plans to make staff redundant and mothball its base due to an industry slump.
The decision to mothball the site was taken after a consortium walked away from a contract to buy its slab steel.
Redcar MP Vera Baird has been critical of the company after the decision to mothball the Teesside Cast Products site.