(10/06/2013) | History

History Young people succeeded in the competitions of rationalizers. 55 young specialists and workers were implemented 76 rationalization proposals which got a considerable economic effect. There were V.Golyenyev from the Control-measuring Devices and Automation Mill and V.Marchenko from the Repair-building Mill among the leaders of this movement. The young Furnace-man of mill S.Veremeyenko was chose the best in the profession.

1974 year. L.Valov and V.Dolgolenko (Senior Smelters), S.Bushtarenko, V.Vertemberg and V.Khomenko (Smelters), Yu.Lisitsa, N.Mosiychuk and I.Sarana (Senior Furnace-men), N.Lobyntsev and Yu.Litvinets (Furnace-men) put out 400 tons of metal over a plan within a year.

1975 year was filled bright events and labour of the formed plant collective. It happened on the eve of Metallurgist Day on July, 18. This day became sign, historical day of production year so the 2th million tons of silicomanganese were smelted. Certainly, the mass meeting was gathered and veterans of Mill № 2, the press were invited. Yu.Scherbak (Mill Superintendent), V.Kanayev (Shift Foreman) and A.Burganov (Senior Smelter) proudly talked about achievements at the mass meeting. The right to let out the 2th million tons of metal was given the best plant collective of stove № 15. V.Emel'yanov (Senior Furnace-man) burned a notch through. Here it is, metal was got by labour of many thousands ferroalloy smelters!..

For Metallurgist Day 12 workers of the plant were decorated with the order of Labour Glory.

In August, 1975 the collective of Mill № 9 fulfilled the five-year plan. Five grades of fluxes were gave the Quality Mark. Project power of workshop was recovered 25% up on and a prime cost of output was cut considerably. Electric power and raw materials were economized by E.Kozhushko, V.Golovanov, V.Lischenko, I.Lyuborets, N.Khitaylov, O.Khusainova, V.Dorokhov, A.Polyevoy, V.Dyemin and others. Producible electro-fluxes AN-45 and AN-47 by this mill allowed to apply more progressive methods of welding in industry of our country and to improve its quality 10-15% up on. The E.Paton Electric Welding Institute which has old and reliable connections with our ferroalloy plan appreciated this achievement highly.

Due to such rapid development of production, growth of economy the income of our plant grew 57 times as much in 1975 as compared with 1970! Mill № 2 was enlarged by the sixteenth stove, sintering mill of two sinter-machines, stove № 1 in Mill № 1 and other important objects were put into operation. These five years at the plant legally were called five-year plan of new technologies, automation and mechanization of labour intensive processes, cutting of production costs. For example, automation of production processes in basic mills allowed to being available about 500 persons.

By the end of 1975 according to results of work our plant was awarded the Rank of Enterprise of High Culture of Production.
The 25th of March, 1976 the plant marked the first anniversary. On that day, 10 years ago, the first queue of Flux Melting Mill of 3 stoves by output of 20 thousand tons of electro-fluxes a year.

Middle of 1970th was time of the production getting up of Flux Melting Mill. 25 grades of fluxes was mastered against 15 according to project, five grades got the Quality Mark. The products of this Mill were supplied to 58 cities of our country and to countries of socialistic concord and row of capitalist countries from 1971.

Time gave records. For 13 quarters of the ninth five-year plan our enterprise was considered a leader in ferro-alloy industry of Soviet Union. Time nominated the new heroes of labour and confirmed professionalism of the recognized technicians. Authority of such leaders grew, as B.Velichko, I.Lyuborets, V.Mangatov, G.Dunayev, V.Skorik.
The veterans of factory such as: A.Pipa, A.Malyava, A.Orlov, V.Rusnakov, L.Khar'kovschenko, were exempl for young people. In those years E.Kozhushko, I.Lyuberets, V.Sirota, N.Zhigamovskiy, V.Kvasnevskiy, S.Rogoza, B.Ftorushyn, I.Osokin and many others became the holders of orders.

On the eve of 1976 stove № 1 was started and stove № 4 began to work already in December. Production potential of the plant grew appreciably, and it was appropriately instrumental in socio-economic growth.

Our enterprise again became millionaire in some years and then the fourth and the fifth million were smelted on the 27th of August, 1978, it was the day of tenth anniversary of workshop № 2. In a 1983 the eleventh million was smelted...
…Very difficult 90th year for our plant would throw production back, would deprive possibilities of receipt of enough raw materials, electric power, would freeze sale of products. Only with advent of new leader, the Director General Vladimir Kutsin, ferroalloy smelters could recover glory of millionaires: in 2004, after 12 years, on the eve of New-Year Holiday, our enterprise would smelt its millionth ton at stove № 14 during a year. People would be glad, congratulate each other and plan new victories the same as in those unforgettable years.

Throughout all years of becoming of ferroalloys plant closely was friends with fundamental science. That is why NZF has the deserved glory of the scientific laboratory of industry. Besides scientists, leaders, technicians-and-engineers and simple workers take active participation in perfection of production. Among workers the every third has the higher or middle special education. There is not such aggregate, knot or mechanism which was not touched by the hand of rationalizer at the plant.
Works of plant scientific and technical elite are known and applied in a production at many enterprises. Here, for example, using of sifting, appearing when crushing of ferroalloys. Before they did not find application, but today even a vent dust goes to the production.

The Director General PJSC NZF V.Kutsin is the Candidate of Engineering Sciences, the laureate of Z.Nekrasov Prize. Mr.Kutsin is a person which takes a great interest in technical creation, in every way supports a vital ideas and creation of plant workers. He considers that such not indifferent approach to business both bring in real benefit to economy of the enterprise and is an important educate mean in forming of a labour man.

43-years-old history of PJSC NZF is indissolubly related to activity of his Directors: A.Sukhorukov, V.Matyushenko, V.Zubanov, B.Velichko, A.Koval’, the Director General V.Kutsin. These different people which worked at NZF at different time had general character traits: high responsibility for the fulfillment of production plans, concern for the technical re-equipment of our plant and social security of the enterprise employees, development of objects of social and culture mode of life, active participation in life of Nikopol’ and Dnepropetrovsk region.

Main riches of the ferroalloy plant are his people. Here the unique staff is collected from point of professionalism and ability to decide the setting tasks. For more than four decades of historical biography of our enterprise almost three hundred NZF workers were conferred of state awards. There were 13 Candidates of Sciences, 13 Laureates of State Prize, 20 laureates of other prizes worked at the plant.

The plant staff confidently looks forward. Nikopol' ferroalloys smelters are sincerely proud of their enterprise.