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We're celebrating. I'm celebrating. It's been two years since I joined this website, time moves really fast, my country is still mostly empty. I just wanted to take this moment to say thank you, thanks to everyone I've met here, all the new friends I've made, even some of the problematic people (y'know, mama loves the drama,,)

thanks to Thilo and Joschi for blessing humanity with this wonderful project, sending love to all people and the girl reading this, positive vibes, they keep your chakras open at night,

anyways, let's get to today's main topic, and that is

Let me see that trolleybussy this is too much i'm sorry

Yass! It's JAS (the star comes in different colors for different divisions)
Is it hot in here or is it just the massive amount of molten steel over there you? *wink*

Yaas! Last week I wrote about jazz, this week it's gonna be JAS, the steel foundry and machinery plant in Janov, Drabantia (incidentally, jazz and JAS don't actually rhyme in Drabantian - pron. /jas/.) The name JAS is short for Janovské strojírny, "Janov machine factories," and also means brightness in Drabantian - hence the star in the company logo.

With a long tradition going back to the 1860s, JAS is one of the most important enterprises in the country, and the Janov plant is among the largest machine factories in Central Uletha. The total area of the plant is over 1.35 km2, and it is divided into 7 závody (roughly translated as plant sections) with different specializations:

  • Závod 1 is the largest. It is the steelworks - from raw metal to sheet metal and various cast iron and steel products including motor components, machine parts, forged bars, pillars, you name it. Are you a fan of heavy metals? Steel. I do love me some of this shiny material! The steel foundry belongs to one of the biggest pollutants in the region.
  • Závod 2 uses a lot of the products made in závod 1. Milling machines, presses and pumps are made here, among other things.
  • Závod 3 produces electrical components of all sorts. Machine tools, but also pantographs, and other such parts of electric vehicles.
  • Závod 4 is mostly unrelated to the rest. It is, in fact, a coal power plant, generating power and heat for the JAS factories and the city.
  • Závod 5 specializes in power generation utilities. This is where turbines, boilers, shafts, accumulators or transformers are made.
  • Závod 6 is transport engineering which means none other than the projecting and construction of vehicles. Since the needed parts are conveniently made in závod 2, JAS produces electric vehicles mostly. This includes electric locomotives and units, trams and trolleybuses.
  • Závod 7 concludes the list with logistics and services.

JAS provides about 6,500 jobs, which is about 12% of the working population of the city. This number, however, used to be dramatically higher - over 35,000 in the 1940s, and yes, JAS was indeed one of the epicenters of the socialist movement in Drabantia in the 1950s.

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I will create a wiki page for JAS (machine works) soon, and although I'm not looking to expand JAS internationally in the sense of opening more factories abroad, I would love to see JAS trains and trams and trolleybuses around the world. Some day, eventually, if you find yourself writing a wiki article on transport in your country, you can mention JAS, I'll be really glad, I'll buy you a large beverage of choice at Verona Coffee.

Anyways, I will be busy the following three weeks. See you then!

Monday bliki by Eklas

Comments are v welcome

Metal is my life. This is my music

Woooo happy 2nd Anniversary hun! :D You've been a really prominent member of the community in my eyes, so don't matter if your country is still largely empty, you pack a punch ^^ I love the mapping for the JAS mills :O It's sooooo detailed :D Hey, you got any ambitions for collabing in a AR120 collab state? Keep Up The Mapping! --Aces California (talk) 18:37, 2 July 2018 (CEST)
And a happy anniversary to you! Excellent job on the mills. Given how you've helped me get the rail transport off the ground in Mauretia, I think I'm going to have to say that at least some of our rolling stock is JAS-made. I wonder how it got there… :) — Alessa (talk) 21:39, 2 July 2018 (CEST)
Huh, I somehow missed you two responding. Thank you a lot! (I've explained why I'm not going to collab on AR120 anytime soon on your post, Aces) --Eklas (talk) 20:14, 3 July 2018 (CEST)
Thanks Eklas xD I saw your response on my Bliki, it's very sweet this whole thing :P As always, I'll respond in my next Bliki x3 --Aces California (talk) 23:52, 3 July 2018 (CEST)