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Article: what factories are and their needs as industrial buildings.
A factory is a place where goods are manufactured. They range in size from single-person workshops to large industrial complexes with tens of thousands of workers.
While a factory can be any size, the term is usually used to refer to larger manufacturing facilities with at least a few dozen workers. Factories may be:
Factories produce most of the items for sale around the world. They make everything from cakes to cars, baby bottles to bombs and antibiotics to asphalt.
Production lines (where each worker does one task, a small part of the overall process) and mechanization have reduced the skills and training needed for workers to make many goods. As a result, factories are often found where labor is cheapest.
Factories are typically for-profit enterprises, and routinely try to cut costs. In countries with high wages, factories are typically highly mechanized however in countries with low wages factory owners may find it more economical to hire people than buy machines. As a result, many people in the world work long hours doing hard manual labor for low wages in poor conditions.
Needs of factories
While factories are very different, their common needs include:
Types of factories
More information is available on this site about the following kinds of factories: