The story of the city of Krasnoturyinsk in the Sverdlovsk region - the center of the aluminum industry - is narrated in the film from the perspective of journalist N. Guseva, who came to work at the editorial office of the city construction newspaper Rabochy Bazstroy. Streets of the city, a museum of local lore, the building of the radio club named after A. Popov ("Popov's House"), an aluminum plant. Production processes in the shops of the plant. Melting aluminum. Construction of new buildings for an aluminum plant. Crane operators are lifting panels, boxes with bricks. Bricklayers work on the walls. Welders weld metal structures. N. Guseva at a construction site collects material for writing notes about the builders: talking with workers, watching the work, climbs the crane. Visit N. Guseva family of builders Galina and Valentin Vinogradov. The whole family is at the dinner table. Workshop of the printing house. The rollers rotate, the sheets are applied. Nina Guseva at the editorial office, waiting for the first print of the newspaper; reads his correspondence.