Maintenance and Repair

Cut-off saw

image of machinist operating cut-off saw

L&M housed its own machine shop in the basement of the New Cigarette FactoryClick for a map of L&M's Durham complex. There it repaired and created its own parts because using externally manufactured parts was too expensive, too slow, and, in some cases, the parts they needed were no longer manufactured. Here, machinist Nelson “Puddin'” Edwards operates a cut-off sawClick for a glossary definition while fabricating a spare part.