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1945
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George Nomikos, son of Dimitris, builds the factory at Vlychada, in the center of the most productive tomato area in Santorini, with a production capacity of 3.500 baskets per day. The factory operates the first season without even a roof. The productive season lasts from June to August, with the late tomato coming from the area of Pyrgos. Within the factory he develops a small can making unit that manufactures the cans from tinplate. At the same time the fuel for the steam boiler is initially coal, derived from Kimi, and later fuel oil.