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    Lightbulb walls of the old smith was still in the company building

    While the walls of the old smith was still in the company building, the enterprise itself has developed significantly to meet the needs of the trucks global industry.

    To tell the truth, I doubt if this sentence makes any sence. It's a word-for-word translation. But please, if you can rephrase it, so that it makes sence, write your variant.

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    Re: walls of the old smith was still in the company building

    Well, for a start, it should be "While the walls of the old smith were ...". However, I would probably say "While the walls of the old smith still existed/stood within the [company] building ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: walls of the old smith was still in the company building

    the needs of the global trucking industry.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: walls of the old smith was still in the company building

    A "smith" is a craftsman. You may be looking for the archaic word smithy or its more-modern counterpart ​blacksmith shop.
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    Re: walls of the old smith was still in the company building

    As this smithy existed in 1960s, I would use the archaic word (smithy), not its more-modern counterpart ​blacksmith shop.

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    Re: walls of the old smith was still in the company building

    I wrote the following and was about to post it:
    Smithy was archaic in AmE in 1960. Blacksmith shop was the common word by then, to the extent that such establishments still existed.

    Then I thought I'd better double check. Google Ngrams tells me the two terms were actually equally common in American books published in 1960.
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