Mothballing

What is 'Mothballing'

Mothballing is the preservation of a production facility without using it to produce. Machinery in a mothballed facility is kept in working order so that production may be restored quickly if needed.

BREAKING DOWN 'Mothballing'

A desirable production strategy for a company that has high operating costs, mothballing allows a factory produce goods upon demand instead of on a continual basis.

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