The film tells about the innovators of production. The production workshop of the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Machine-Tool Plant. Members of the team of fitters V. Ozerov at their workplaces. Brigadier V. Ozerov tells (synchronously) about his team, which initiated the All-Union initiative "The highest output of the past year is the norm of every day." The team is on vacation in the forest; members of the brigade are sitting by the fire. Factory workers congratulate V. Ozerov with the award of the Lenin Komsomol Prize. Production workshop of the Moscow plant of electrovacuum devices. Interview with engineer V. Tamarchenko (synchronously). Locksmith tool shop MD Mareev at work in the shop. M. D. Mareev draws his scheme of the future semiautomatic device, then discusses it with Academician I. I. Artobolevsky (synchronously). M. D. Mareev at his semiautomatic device. Interview with the head of the department of new technology G. Dmitriev (synchronously). Production shops of the plant of automatic lines named after the 50th anniversary of the USSR. Turners work on machine tools. Installation of programmable machine tools; adjusters and programmers work. Interview with software engineer Y. Zakhvatova (synchronously). Worker B. Titov talks about working on a new machine (synchronously). Competition between a worker working on a programmed machine tool with a worker working on a conventional universal machine. Interview with the plant technologist Y. Rosenfeld (synchronously).