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Factory Tours USA

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Alaska Mint
Anchorage, AK

Tour the northern most mint in the United States. Open for self-guided tours daily, watch the minting process in progress along with giant gold nuggets, a 10? gold scale, authentic assay furnace, and running sluice box.


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American Whistle Corporation
Columbus, OH

American Whistle Corporation is the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the United States... and it makes the loudest whistle in the world - 4 decibels louder than the nearest competitor.

That's why the "American Classic" has been chosen as the official whistle of the Boy Scouts of America and the National Fraternal Order of Police.
Come take our guided tour and see "American Classics" being made. You'll have some fun, see some fascinating machinery, and watch a small manufacturing company operate. Best of all - everyone on the tour goes home with a shiny new "American Classic" chrome finish ...
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Annie Oakley Perfumery
Ligonier, IN

The Annie Oakley Perfumery Story
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Annie Oakley Perfumery was founded in 1980 by perfumer/entrepreneur, Renee Gabet. Her mission was to create world class perfumes right here in the American heartland. She traveled all over the world in pursuit of the finest natural perfume essences. These essences were brought back to her perfumery where she hand blended and created her very own fragrances?.and now, Annie Oakley Perfumery has sold over 2 million bottles and remains the only perfumery in the USA.

Share in the Magic?
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You will meet Renee, her husband, Charles and the Gabet family as they ...
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Blue OX Millwork
Eureka, CA

Antique woodworking machinery from the late 1800s and the early 1900s is used in the production of custom millwork in our main woodworking building, sawmill building and moulder building.

Ornamental iron work is produced in the blacksmith shop as well as hardware such as nails and bolts. Items necessary for repairs of our antique machinery are made in the blacksmith shop and the machine shop.

Local clays are used in the wood-fired ceramics kiln to create experimental glazes using a formula from the 1400s. The twin chamber kiln was built by students at our school using recycled bricks ...
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Bluffton Slaw Cutter Company
Bluffton, OH

The Bluffton Slaw Cutter Factory was opened in Bluffton, Ohio in 1915.
Local entrepreneur wanted to manufacture the 'Best Slaw Cutters and
Graters' in the US. Thus the company was started and continues to
operate continuously for the past 93 years. The blades are formed by an
'old world' process of hammering sharp, thus they wear sharp. The
building and equipment are of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The line
shaft is powered by a single antique electric motor. The product has
been distributed by many wholesalers, William Sonoma and most recently ...
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Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG92
Brooklyn, NY

Find out how local sustainable manufacturer IceStone® survived Hurricane Sandy and has transformed 10 million pounds of waste glass into high design countertops that rival the strength and beauty of quarried stone—absent the associated environmental damage. Visitors will have the opportunity to handle the raw material, experience a cutting-edge green production facility, and take a piece of IceStone home. For details and to purchase tickets, visit http://bldg92.org/events.


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Brooks Barrel Company
Cambridge, MD

The company handcrafts wood barrels, baskets and planters using equipment from the early 1900s. The tour includes a visit to the sawmill and a hoop-cutting demonstration.


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Buck Knives
Post Falls, ID

BUCK. INGENUITY RUNS IN THE FAMILY.A young Kansas blacksmith apprentice named Hoyt Buck was looking for a better way to temper steel so it would hold an edge longer. His unique approach produced the first Buck Knife in 1902.

Hoyt made each knife by hand, using worn-out file blades as raw material. His handy work was greatly appreciated during World War II. After the war, Hoyt and his son Al moved to San Diego and set up shop as H.H. Buck & Son in 1947.

Al Buck revolutionized the knife industry in 1964 with the Model 110 Folding Hunter. The ...
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BWP Bats, LLC
Brookville, PA

BWP Bats is located in the heartland of Pennsylvania, which is known as the hardwood capital of the world. Only the finest hardwood trees are processed into bats.

BWP Bats is a truly unique wooden bat manufacturer. Our location, state of the art manufacturing processes, and strict attention to detail enables us to provide the highest quality of bats available to the marketplace.

Our capacities speak for themselves; up to 1500 bats per week can be processed at our facilities. This allows us to offer quick lead times and is followed with dependable delivery.

BWP Bats manufactures wooden bats for ...
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Byers' Choice Christmas Gallery
Chalfont, PA

A special treat for Caroler enthusiasts is a trip to the Byers' Choice Christmas Gallery, which reopened in September 2000 with expanded displays and attractions. Here you can meander through festive Christmas displays inhabited by hundreds of Carolers and Kindles. You can also watch our artisans handcrafting your favorite figurines from the observation deck, or shop in the Gift Emporium which offers the widest variety of Byers' Choice products anywhere. A special figurine, available for purchase only at the Emporium, is offered as a token of thanks to our visitors.


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Columbus Washboard Company
Logan, OH

The Columbus Washboard Company is proud to be the last remaining Manufacturer of genuine Washboards in the USA. Our company was founded in 1895 in Columbus and remained in the Grandview area until it was purchased by an investment group in Logan in 1999. The complete factory was moved to the old shoe factory in Logan just 50 miles south east of Columbus, in June of 1999.

We welcome tourists to our factory daily for an informal 30 minute tour. We still have in our facility all of the old machinery and presses that have produced our washboards for ...
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Corenso North America
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

One of the world's leading producers of high performance cores and tubes and high quality coreboards. Corenso provides free, guided tours of the Core Converting Mill. The tour will demonstrate the production process of manufactured spiral wound cores with applications from small medical tape all the way up to large paper mill cores.


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Cornwall Iron Furnace
Cornwall, PA

An iron industry emerged from the abundant mineral deposits like those found at Lebanon County's Cornwall Iron Furnace, a completely preserved mid-19th-century iron making complex that cast cannon barrels used in the American Revolution.

The furnace was in operation from 1742 to 1883 and produced a variety of materials and goods, including cannon barrels used by the Continental Army in the American Revolution. So vast was the complex that it became an entity almost to itself: all the raw ingredients necessary for the smelting process were found on the plantation, and artisan shops, stores, schools, churches and village housing sprung ...
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Dakota Gasification Company
Beulah, ND

The Great Plains Synfuels Plant appears as a massive complex of pipes, towers and buildings on the rolling North Dakota prairie. This plant is actually much more: it is part of an American dream. The 1970s energy crisis spawned a vision of greater U.S. energy independence. Abundant lignite resources underlying the North Dakota plains held promise as a vast synthetic fuel source. The Synfuels plant began operating in 1984 and today produces more than 54 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas annually. Coal consumption exceeds 6 million tons each year.

Synthetic Natural Gas leaves the plant through a 2-foot-diameter ...
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Emerald Farm
Greenwood, SC

In 1987, we at Emerald Farm decided to make a soap with goat milk. We began with an old tried and true formula from Swiss soap makers that would incorporate all the beneficial qualities of the natural ingredients and customized it to our design.

In an effort to keep the product handmade from start to finish, a small soap factory was built on the farm. Even though the product line is ever expanding, all work is done individually and with personal care.

Our all natural goat milk soap is delicately handcrafted at Emerald Farm. Our 20 years of ...
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Filson
Seattle, WA

Each tour lasts 45 minutes, and includes behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at our expert production crew, upcoming catalog, production design and more.


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Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
New Berlin, NY

Tour of the GOLDEN Acrylics, Williamsburg Oils, and QoR Watercolor factory as well as the Sam & Adele Art Gallery.


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Granville Manufacturing
Granville, VT

Granville Manufacturing has been in continuous operation, owned and run by family businesses since 1857. We feature spruce and pine quartersawn clapboards as well as other vertical grain building materials. The old New England houses that dot the countryside are the best examples that wood siding can withstand the test of time. We invite you to tour our facility. We are located in the heart of Vermont on scenic Route 100. Come and see for yourself why we are proud to carry on a true Vermont tradition.


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Herbaria Soap
St Louis, MO

Our soap making business began when I tried to find a mild natural soap that would moisturize my skin rather than dry it out,? said LaRee DeFreece. ?I was looking for a soap made with one hundred percent natural plant-based ingredients and enriched with emollients.?

In late 2000, she decided to make her own soap. She had discovered that even the mildest of soaps was made of petrochemicals rather than natural ingredients. Searching the Internet, she came upon soap recipes and began testing them.

?That first recipe resulted in a soap that was truly disgusting, but I soon found one ...
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Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
North Tonawanda, NY

Tours can be adapted to all ages, from preschool to senior citizen. The price for guided tours is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 2-12. Tour company representatives, teachers, and Scout leaders are given complimentary admission with the group. Tour companies which bring 10 or more bus tours annually are offered a discounted admission rate.

Guided tours last approximately 50-55 minutes for adults and 30-45 minutes for children. Our docents lead visitors throughout the public spaces in the factory complex, explaining the history of carousel and band organ production in the Tonawandas and the operation of this particular ...
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Hitzer, Inc
Berne, IN

Hitzer is a small privately owned manufacturing company with the family approach to marketing and service. All hitzer products are made by the Amish craftsmen who take great pride in their work. Hitzer has been manufacturing the Hitzer wood/coal heaters since 1975. Free standing stoves, fireplace inserts, radiant heaters, furnace add-ons and the qualified cook stove are all available at Hitzer

In 1995 Hitzer expanded their business by purchasing the Heller-Aller pump company which has been in business since 1886. We are the sole manufacture of the Heller-Aller deep-well windmill pumps, shallow well hand and windmill pumps, and pitcher pumps. ...
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Hoegh Pet Casket Company
Gladstone, MI

Tour the factory, the display room and the model pet cemetery.


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Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
Milwaukee, WI

Where do your recyclables go? Join us to learn about recycling in Milwaukee! Discover the relationship between recycling, energy savings, waste reduction, and cost savings. This presentation and floor tour will encourage you to think about your waste in a new way. Our children's presentations include hands on games and activities. Our adult tours can also include a look at how we use solar panels and geothermal energy at our education building. Visit our website to explore our full range of programming opportunities.


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Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Recycling Tour
Milwaukee, WI

Do you wonder what happens to your recyclables once you leave them at the curb? Join us for our hands-on exploration into the world of trash, recycling, and more. We have a wide variety of programs and tours that include looking at renewable energy and the recycling facility.

We offer tours and programs for youth and adults.


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KitchenAid
Greenville, OH

At one time it took four days to build a stand mixer. Today a talented work force produces hundreds of mixers every day. Take a guided tour of the KitchenAid® mixer factory and walk through the entire manufacturing process. Then, peek over the shoulder of an assembler as the stand mixer moves into the final assembly stage. The tour will leave you with a new appreciation for the way KitchenAid products are made.


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Levi Strauss & Co
San Francisco, CA

Founded in 1853 by Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.) is one of the world's largest brand-name apparel marketers with sales in more than 100 countries. There is no other company with a comparable global presence in the jeans and casual pants markets. Our market-leading apparel products are sold under the Levi's® and Dockers® brands.

In 1873, Levi Strauss and Nevada tailor Jacob Davis patented the process of putting rivets in pants for strength, and the world's first jeans ? Levi's® jeans ? were born. Today, the Levi's® trademark is one of the most recognized in ...
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Louisville Water Company
Louisville, KY

Louisville Water Company (LWC) has provided a safe supply of drinking water to its customers since 1860. Our mission is to be a water industry leader in quality, customer satisfaction, and value.

Louisville Water Company (LWC) provides water to almost 800,000 people in Louisville Metro and parts of Bullitt, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties. We deliver on average 124 million gallons of water per day.

The Ohio River provides an abundant source for drinking water. LWC draws water from the river at two points: the raw water pump station at Zorn and River Road, and the B.E. Payne ...
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Mardi Gras World, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Mardi Gras World invites you to take a look behind the magic of Mardi Gras on your next visit to New Orleans! Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World is New Orleans' showcase of carnival, with thousands of sensational sculptured props and breath-taking giant figures on display all year-round. Tourists are encouraged to bring their cameras and picture themselves next to King Kong, Marilyn Monroe, the giant Bacchsaurus, and thousands of other props and sculptures.

Our daily tours take you through this once-forbidden location inside New Orleans where Mardi Gras is made. You can now see Blaine Kern's artists and sculptors ...
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Mason & Hamlin
Haverhill, MA

Mason & Hamlin designs and manufacturers premium world-class pianos. Renown for their tone quality and uncompromising use of materials, every Mason & Hamlin sets the bar for what a luxury American piano should be.


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Maui Divers
Honolulu, HI

MAUI DIVERS STARTED IN 1958 AS A DIVE SHOP GIVING SCUBA TOURS ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI.

Your 20 minute guided tour begins with a brief stop at the exhibit area. There you will see the unique CORAL TREES in their natural state, and hear the tail of the YACHT bound for TAHITI, and how it's fateful voyage played a special part in Maui Divers' history. You will also see how our unique Jewelry Designs have evolved since 1958.

Comfortably seated in one of our many plush air-conditioned theaters you will view a short film which highlights ...
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Metropolitan Water Works Museum
Chestnut Hill, MA

Original City of Boston water pumping station.


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Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Factory Tour
Petaluma, CA

Mrs. Grossman's invites you to visit our manufacturing facility in Petaluma, California! We are the largest sticker manufacturer in the United States and have been making stickers since 1979. Starting as a small home business run solely by our founder, Andrea Grossman, we are now a 60 plus employee business that produces thousands of miles of stickers each year.

We currently manufacture more than 100 different sticker designs and are adding new designs all the time. We run our presses 22 hours a day, five days a week in our beautiful 55,000 square foot facility. Along with our sticker ...
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Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold
Rapid City, SD

Located in Rapid City, SD on US Hwy. 16 - on the way to Mt. Rushmore - Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold is your top destination for factory direct prices on Black Hills Gold jewelry, silver jewelry, stunning diamonds & gemstones, plus a large selection of handsome Black Hills Gold watch designs.

Over the span of 14 years, 360 miners-turned crafstmen carved a rough granite mountain into a polished Monument.

Today, in dozens of intricate steps, their descendants, our craftsmen, carry on this tradition of quality and excellence with every piece of Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold and diamond ...
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Mt. Rushmore Gold
Rapid City, SD

This is the only on-the-floor factory tour, so come to Mt. Rushmore Gold and Diamond factory outlet for a fascinating, free tour. You?ll actually go on the factory floor, not just stand behind a window, to see up-close how Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold jewelry is made. Our guides will take you inside the factory where you will learn about the ancient Lost Wax casting process, wax injection, burn-out, diamond setting and more.

Everyone enjoys watching craftspeople--from the first steps of design through the final polishing steps. Learn how each piece of Mt. Rushmore Black Hills gold is carefully handcrafted ...
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Rhyne Clock Company
Newport, TN

Rhyne Clock Company has become a tourism attraction in Cocke County. Under the headlines of ?Grandfather Clocks Make Tennessee Company Tick,? Scripps Howard articles have appeared in newspapers throughout the country-the Cleveland, Ohio Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Memphis Commercial Appeal, South Carolina?s The Greeneville News, Philadelphia Enquirer, and a number of papers in California. Customers are now following the interstate highway system to Newport.

?We are pleased to greet these tourists, help them select a grandfather clock and recommend motels and restaurants that will make their stay in Cocke County enjoyable,? said Patsy Williams, president of Rhyne Lumber Co.

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SC Johnson Wax
Racine, WI

Since its opening on April 22, 1939, the SC Johnson Administration Center has been a "mecca" for tourists, architects and Frank Lloyd Wright devotees from around the world. Artists and photgraphers have captured the building's sweeping curves and geometric designs on canvas and film. And thousands of people have delighted in the spectacular "bird-cage" elevators. What began as a new office building for SC Johnson Wax has become a testament to the foresight of H. F. Johnson, Jr. and the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright. The feeling was shared by LIFE magazine when it compared the 1939 World's Fair and ...
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Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Natural Ice Harvest Museum
Lakeville, PA

Natural lake ice was once a booming industry in the Poconos. Step back in time to learn how ice was "made" in the region. Watch how clear ice is manufactured today and learn how ice sculptures are made in the Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour. Admission includes Museum and Tour: $5 per person, under 3 free. See website or call for hours.

Sculpted Ice Works is a full service ice event company and has been in business for over ten years. Our experienced design and carving team takes pride in each piece created. We have full time carvers, delivery, setup, ...
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Sherline Products
Vista, CA

Sherline Products manufactures a complete line of miniature lathes, vertical milling machines and machining accessories.


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SnapCab
Warrington, PA

Monthly LEAN Tour: Lean manufacturing is an integral part of the SnapCab story. Our repeatable processes, driven by lean best practices (such as 5S, Kanban, Kaizen and standard work) allow us to eliminate waste, reduce cost, ensure timely delivery, and remain highly responsive to customer needs. This enables us to provide outstanding quality at lower prices.


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Steward Observatory Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab
Tucson, AZ

They manufacture some of the largest mirrors in the world. Excellent tour.


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Stormy Kromer Mercantile/Jacquart Fabric Products
Ironwood, MI

Retired semi-pro baseball player, railroad engineer and general tough character Stormy lost a few too many hats to the icy wind whipping through his locomotive.

On a cold morning in 1903, Stormy asked his beloved wife, Ida, to help him modify one of his many hats from his baseball days by sewing ear flaps on the thing. The newly revised cap also featured a soft flexible visor ? and was a great departure from the traditional engineer hats of the era. But to Stormy, the best part of his modified cap was that it managed to stay right where it ...
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Sun & Earth, Inc. (TOURS NO LONGER OFFERED)
King of Prussia, PA

Sun & Earth is a 20-year old socially and environmentally-responsible natural cleaning products developer, manufacturer, and distributor based in King of Prussia, PA. The company distributes a full-line of natural cleaners through its retail partners (both brick and mortar AND online). Customers who want the convenience of at-home delivery or who are unable to purchase from their favorite, local grocery store are able to buy direct from http://www.sunandearth.com/. Local residents, or those working nearby, are also able to purchase Sun & Earth products directly from the plant.

What: Sun & Earth offers fun-filled, educational, interactive factory tours FREE to the ...
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Susan's Elements of Arts
Helen, GA

Tucked away in the back of Helen Square on the west side of Main street in Helen Georgia is Susan's Elements of Art. It is here where Susan Wright does custom stain glass work and her husband, Keith, makes primitive wooden bowls from large blocks of wood.

The work produced by these two artisans is as extraordinary to behold as it is fun to watch being made.


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Svoboda Industries
Kewaunee, WI

Svoboda Industries Inc specializes in manufacturing fine wooden parts and products to customer specifications. We can provide everything from parts and kits to completely finished and assembled packaged product.

Our woodworking capabilities include design input and refinement, prototyping, short and long production runs, complete assembly, packaging and bulk or drop shipping.
Some of our processes include: CNC machining, CNC handle machining, secondary operations, mouldings, and full finishing including staining, clear top coats and painting. We are well versed at working with hardwoods, softwoods, exotic woods, MDF, plywood and wood substrates.

At Svoboda Industries Inc our mindset is to exceed ...
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The International Petroleum Museum and Exposition
Morgan City, LA

The "Mr. Charlie"
The Only Place in the World Where the General Public can Walk Aboard an Authentic Offshore Drilling Rig!

Mission
The International Petroleum Museum and Exposition's mission is to gather, save, preserve, and interpret artifacts and information about the offshore petroleum industry and to educate others concerning the impact and significance of this Cajun-born industry upon the rest of the world.

Purpose
The International Petroleum Museum and Exposition is a non-profit corporation established for the purpose of educating the general public, and the next generation, on the significance of the offshore oil and gas industry and its ...
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The Real Oregon Gift Myrtlewood Factory
North Bend, OR

Our factory processes the logs from the time they are brought in green by private timber operators. Myrtlewood logs, when green are 70% moisture so the log will not float. The wood is 20% harder than oak, and harder than black walnut or hardrock maple. No other wood is so strongly accented by figured grain and color.

Myrtlewood has a color spectrum that has been variously described as ranging from "golden hues to velvet black with warm brown, yellows, greens and reds", from "ebony to a rich maple color", from "soft gray to mauve". In a single word, it is ...
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The Ulu Factory
Anchorage, AK

The ULU knife (pronounced ooloo) is the most renowned knife in Alaska. Native people of northern Alaska invented this knife centuries ago. It is used for hunting, fishing, skinning, filleting and every other imaginable domestic cutting need by the Inuit (Eskimo) people.

The traditional ULU was an Eskimo cutting tool made of slate and bone, with a sharp edge for cutting or carving. The Eskimos made them in all sizes, from a small blade for cutting skins to a cleaver for carving meat. But, today's version is manufactured from stainless steel and provided with a hardwood handle for ease ...
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UPM-Kymmene (Blandin Training Center)
Grand Rapids, MN

UPM-Kymmene is one of the leading paper companies in the world. The company's businesses focus on magazine papers, newsprint, fine and speciality papers, converting materials, and wood products. The company has production in 17 countries and an extensive sales network comprising over 170 sales and distribution companies.

Millions of people around the world read newspapers and magazines, leaf through catalogues and browse books. The paper used to create them might well be from UPM-Kymmene. The paper that becomes a letter or a form, that's used to print out e-mail messages, or the envelope for advertising material may also be one ...
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Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Tacony Factory Outlet
St. James, MO

The Vacuum Cleaner Museum is an extensive collection of more than 500 vacuums spanning a century of progress. The museum displays vacuums from the 1910s to modern times in decade-themed vignettes, complete with period furniture and memorabilia from that era. Visitors will discover a glimpse of Americana through the evolution of the vacuum and accompanying newspaper and magazine advertising displayed in each decade. The museum is located at Tacony Manufacturing in St. James, Missouri, home of Riccar and Simplicity vacuum production.


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Veldheer?s
Holland, MI

De Klomp, a long time favorite of West Michigan visitors, produces several thousand pairs of wooden shoes each year, in a variety of ways. De klomp is Holland?s only factory to offer the three styles of carving: Hand carving with Elmer, visitors get a real feel for wooden shoes as Elmer starts with a solid block of wood, chops it into a rough form of a shoe, clean cuts its outsides with a special tool brought in from the Netherlands. Style 2 takes the block of wood and carves the pair of shoes on semi automatic machines. Style 3 finishes ...
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Vermont Marble Museum and Exhibit
Proctor, VT

The Vermont Marble Museum, the largest marble exhibit in the world, is a great source of pride for generations of Vermonters. Through our displays, exhibits, galleries, gift shop and grounds, the Vermont Marble Museum tells a unique story of the people and places that made up Vermont’s marble industry, linking historical, artistic and cultural traditions, and connecting the past with the present.


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Viking Range Corporation (TOURS NO LONGER OFFERED)
Greenwood, MS

Viking Range Corporation was founded by Fred E. Carl, Jr., a fourth generation building contractor, as a speculative venture aimed at developing the first commercial-type range specifically designed, engineered and certified for home use.

The idea of developing a commercial-type range for home use resulted from Carl noticing the increasing use of commercial ranges in residential kitchens during the late 1970s. Recognizing the need for such a product became even more apparent when Carl was designing and building his new home in 1980. The typical stainless steel restaurant range strongly appealed to Carl and his wife wanted a heavy-duty, ...
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Warther Cutlery
Dover, OH

Today, second, third and fourth generation family members have expanded their Swiss chalet-style museum into an amazing state-of-the-art facility. It showcases the 64 ebony, ivory and walnut train carvings created by Ernest ?Mooney? Warther, a one-of-a-kind collection that has been appraised by the Smithsonian Institution as a ?priceless work of art.? The original workshop, built in 1912 is still used by family members. Mooney?s son, David and grandson, Mark may be seen at times carving in the workshop or creating wooden pliers for visitors. This old shop is adorned with over 5,000 arrowheads. In the summer months, stroll through the ...
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Waukesha County Materials Recycling Facility (TOURS NO LONGER OFFERED)
Waukesha, WI

Discover the relationship between recycling, energy savings, waste reduction and cost savings! A presentation of surprising recycling facts is guaranteed to raise awareness of the critical role that recycling and waste reduction play in saving energy and reducing pollution. A tour of the plant floor and a visit to our education room for an hour-long trip is sure to inform and surprise you.


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Wedding Gown Preservation Company
Endicott, NY

The Wedding Gown Preservation Company is a family owned business operating in Endicott, New York since 1913, where they specialized in preservation and alterations of wedding gowns. There modern lab and equipment preserve every gown with a special anti-sugar treatment to prevent yellowing and discoloration and has been proven and recognized as the best method in gown preservations by the International Fabricare Institute. Over the past 80+ years, Wedding Gown Preservation Company has prided themselves on quality and care of the wedding gowns that they clean and preserve for their customers. Each gown is handled individually and given the utmost ...
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Zippo Visitior Center
Bradford, PA

Zippo Manufacturing Company, maker of the world famous windproof lighter with the lifetime guarantee, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007. Based in Bradford, Pennsylvania and distributed in more than 152 countries worldwide, Zippo is synonymous with American made quality and craftsmanship.

HISTORY
Zippo was founded in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1932 when George G. Blaisdell decided to create a lighter that would look good and be easy to use. Blaisdell obtained the rights for an Austrian windproof lighter with a removable top, and re-designed it to his own specifications. He made the case rectangular and attached the lid to the bottom ...
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