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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 peered into the back seat to check that Mothball was alright.
Buchanan Primary will be mothballed for the remainder of the 2017-18 term and all of the 2018-19 school year pending a final decision on its future.
SSI UK took over the steelworks in 2011 and resumed production at the mothballed blast furnace, Europe's second biggest, in April 2012.
High Marnham is the oldest power station owned by PowerGen, which has already mothballed two gas-fired stations at Killingholme and the Isle of Grain in the Thames.
The Swarland Brick Company, based near Rothbury, has revealed it is seeking to make most of its 30 staff redundant and to mothball its site due to what it calls the worst building recession since the 1940s.
The site is being partially mothballed, with the loss of around 1,500 jobs, and more in firms which supply the huge steelworks.
The group is to mothball two units from its coal-fired plant in High Marnham, Nottinghamshire, and one from its station at Drakelow near Burton-on-Trent.
"When we finish ship two at the end of the next year, we will have to make a decision over whether to mothball the yard.
As early as summer last year, RWE Generation had decided to temporarily mothball the two older gas-fired power plants at the Lingen site, Emsland B and C, from the second quarter of 2014.
"We believe that a company such as SSI could provide a strong and certain future for Teesside and ensure that 150 years of proud steel production has not been ended by the incorrect decision by Corus to mothball the blast furnace."
"The decision to mothball the plant suggests that Corus did not really want to keep it open or sell it to another steel company.
Corus is to mothball its Redcar plant on Teesside with the loss of 1,700 jobs, the steel firm announced yesterday, despite a vigorous campaign to keep the plant open (inset): the firm says it lost pounds 130 million between April and September