Before I started blogging I used to read a lot in my pajamas. I still like to spend a day/night away from the keyboard and get some info the old-fashioned low tech way.
WATCH IT MADE IN THE U.S.A. is a wonderful reference book if you travel a lot around the US. My family and I love to tour factories. A factory tour is always educational and gives a good insight into the company. It’s amazing to see all the different things that are made and the history of the company you are touring.
I must be slipping, I forgot to mention that they almost always offer freebies of some type. Free pencils, dental floss, ice cream bars, you name it! not to mention they’ve learned to have you exit through the gift shop where you can usually find everything logo laden you can imagine!
The book is dubbed “A Visitor’s Guide to the Best Factory Tours and Company Museums”. Be sure to get this book and plan your own factory tour visit soon.
Here’s a short list of the tours I’ve been on in the past:
Poland Spring (ME)
Thos. Moser (ME)
Tom’s of Maine (ME)
Ben & Jerry’s (VT)
Kennedy Space Center (FL)
U.S. Mint (PA)
AND I am ashamed to say I’ve never been to the Steinway & Sons Factory store in my home town Astoria, Queens! I only lived there 19 years of my life!
Watch it Made In the USA by Karen Axelrod and Bruce Brumberg