Box 15, Folder 4, Document 12

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March 5, 1969
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Office of th e Mayor
City Hall
Atl a nta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr . Sweat :
Please pardon the de lay in r eplying to your l e tt e r of February 25 , which was
due to my absence from the office.
In an swer to your questions:
1. A 11 minimum 11 of about 3500 f t. t o st a r t , whi c h wo uld a ccomo dat e
about 45/50 pe ople. Exc ept for an ar ea approximat e ly 4 1 x 6 1 , th e loa d woul d
be very light . A t r uck loa d i ng doc k. an d acce s s wo uld be r equ ir ed .
2 . Re lative ly small quantiti e s of 220V , 3 ph.,60 cy. powe r.
25 H. P. to st art .
3.
Appr ox.
No rail a cc e ss nece s sary , truck only.
4 . Some p robably , dep e nding on public transpor t a t ion availabl e t o
3 it e s e l e ct ed .
5 . Op e r a t ion s one s hi f t only usually , but t wo sh if t s feas ibl e.
pe r i ods not Impor t ant to op e rations .
Shift
6. Avera ge earn ings ba se d on product i on p i ece r a te s should be l . 90
to 2.2 5 per hou r . 1.60 minimum .
7 . Concentr a ted tr a i n i ng about t hr ee mont hs .
us ua ll y r equ ir ed for a tra i nee to r ea c h f ull pote nt ia l .
8.
Nine t o twe lve months
Industria l powe r s ewi ng ma ch in e s - Singe r c la s s 26 2- 2. o r si mi lar .
I have J us t no tic ed t hat s omehow a coup l e of pa ragr aph s we re omitt ed fromny l e tter
t o Mayor All en.
The r e wou ld be a r eq u irement f o r a SBA , o r s imil a r , l oan.
abso l ut el y no qu est ion of It s secur i t y. )
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(Bu t, th e re wou ld be
�Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
March 5, 1969
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I had visualized an all-negro operation but this is, of course, not an essential
re quir eme nt from my stan dpoint. Ba sed on actions I took seve ral years ago,
there is available a Negro plant manager, a nd Negro quali f i e d s ew ing t each e rs
and supervi sors.
I actually did not plan a branch plant as s uch but rather the establishment
of a succ e ssful Negro own e d an d op e rated bu 3iness, with my help and some form
of outside financing.
Any financial gain to me would accrue in d irectly f rom this company's ef forts
in marketing the product. Thi s i s of course a major factor in the assured
financial succ e ss of th e ope ration .
I would be happy to ans wer any additional questions you might have.
Yours ve ry truly ,
.~
Roy W. Ma nn
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