Slagbins at Sunrise A morning shower made the plant’s metal siding shake… probably nothing, though, compared to when the furnaces were blasting. The objects on the ground are molten ore containers. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: machinery, sheet-metal, smokestacks... One night, I camped behind the sugar mill. You can tell be the clouds that a cold front was moving out—it was a hot day. Part of the system below Dock 2. Away from the rest of the plant–as if forgotten, or hiding–is this little stamp press. Yes, this is little by press standards. A look at the Longmont Sugar Mill in May 2014. One of the early automated painting booths in the paint plant line. This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop. Gilman had a bowling alley. The stonework was done by a local handyman of sorts, who was also a guard at a nearby insane asylum. He did a great job, it seems to me. Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.