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Description:
The goal of this category is to locate and photograph factories where notable products were or are made. We would prefer that this be restricted to products recognizable to most, perhaps even iconic. This could be the Corvette factory near Bowling Green, KY, the Hershey factory in Hershey, PA, or the Heinz factory in Pittsburgh. In some cases, these buildings are long gone, but record the location and giving an indication of what is there now would be acceptable.
Expanded Description:
The product should be something other than basic products, such as lumber, bread or cement blocks. Sorry, the goal is notable products, not a category to stuff those extra pictures you can't seem to fit anywhere else. An exception to this would be notable plants, like the Edgar Thompson Works near Pittsburgh, PA. In some cases, a notable product is made in many places, such as Coca Cola, and this would be acceptable, too. Please include some history of the location, including when the product was made, and when the structure was built or torn down. You can include a website link in addition to the now required Wikipedia link, as listed in the variables.

Please do not trespass or place youself or members of your team in danger while working on your Waymark target.

Instructions for Posting a Iconic Factories Waymark:
Find a location where a notable product was or is made. The product in question should be recognizable to most people. Title your waymark with the name of the product and the location. An example would be "Ivory Soap Factory Near Cincinnati, Ohio." When did the facility open? Is it still in operation? Give some information on the products produced. Be sure to include something on the founder if this is noteworthy.

Include at least one photograph of the building if it still exists. Otherwise, a picture of the area in general is in order. Document the product made, including such things as when it was first made, why the product is unique or notable and any other applicable information. If the structure or company is no longer there, give an indication of what the location is used for now.

Make sure your coordinates are very close to the building. You should be able to see it on the Google Sat image.

Effective immediately, in order to make this decision less subjective, you are asked to filter your waymark to verify it is a notable product.

The company and the product should be mentioned in a Wikipedia article. As an example, here is one on an early submission:

Brown and Haley

Please include this as your website listed with your waymark.

We will also accept more generic products if the location is notable in itself, such as an very interesting building or the location is historical (see my Edgar Thompson link above). Run it up the pole and see if anyone salutes, but you will have to sell us on it. If you think you might get some pushback on your waymark, give us a rough draft before you go crazy on it. Or you could just send one of us the Wikipedia link. If we think it has merit, we will send it back to you for completion. Just include a note that this is a rough draft so we know.

I like to see the building from overhead. When posting your coordinates, try to get as close to the building as possible and you can safely do. Sometimes there are a group of buildings nearby, and it is difficult to see what is the actual building on the Google Sat image. If you see your coordinates are too far away or your building is near a group of building, try adjusting them till the icon is close to the building on the Sat image.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A unique picture of the location would be appreciated. Try to include yourself or your group in the frame if you are not shy. Give your impressions of the location in your log. You can also log a visit by including a photograph of one of the products made by the factory "in situ". You'll have to look it up. Log type should be "write note" in this case. Include a comment as to where you found the product and some other details you noted. Be sure to make it clear that product was made by the factory in question. Your posted image should clearly indicate this. When you post a visit of this type, please send a note to kbarhow to indicate you have completed one of these.
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Iconic FactoriesCoka Cola Bottling Plant Mexico Mo

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Coka Cola Bottling Plant Mexico Mo

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/13/2016

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesMacon Coca-Cola Bottling Co - Macon MO

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This 1888 building was once the Macon Coka Cola Bottling bottling plant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/12/2016

last visited: never

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Macon Missouri was once the home of a Toastmaster Plant. The company was best known for, you guessed it, Toasters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesMolson Brewery - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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This brewery makes a number of well-known Molson Coors brands of beer and is the largest brewery in Western Canada. It's located at 1550 Burrard Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 12/12/2015

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesDurant-Dort Carriage Company - Flint MI

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Durant-Dort Carriage Company leased a factory on Water Street, originally used by the Flint Woolen Mills, to produce road carts. This company eventually bought Buick and then became General Motors.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/26/2015

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesMichelin - Joué les Tours (Centre Val de Loire, France)

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(fr) Michelin le fabricant de pneumatiques français (eng) The Michelin French tire manufacturer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragon Ball

location: Centre, France

date approved: 10/22/2015

last visited: 12/12/2015

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Iconic FactoriesRolex - Biel, BE, Switzerland

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This is the main manufactory of the world's most famous luxury wristwatch brand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 10/15/2015

last visited: never

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Mineralquelle Eptingen or simply Eptinger is Switzerland's oldest company that bottles mineral water and soft drinks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 9/9/2015

last visited: never

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Valtra factory - Suolathi, Finland

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kpt. Davy Jones

location: Finland

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 9/23/2015

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Shepherd Neame Britain's Oldest Brewer - Faversham, UK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kpt. Davy Jones

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 8/21/2015

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Iconic FactoriesMilka - Lörrach, BW, Germany

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The main production site of the billion-dollar chocolate brand Milka is located in the north of Lörrach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 7/1/2015

last visited: never

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Norden war der Hauptsitz des 1806 gegründeten Kornherstellers Doornkaat. / Doornkaat was a historic Korn (Gin, liquor) producer since 1806 in Norden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 2/27/2015

last visited: 7/26/2015

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Iconic FactoriesIBM - Endicott, New York

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IBM plant number 1 built computers and printers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/9/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesCoca-Cola Bottling Co. -- Vicksburg MS

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A candy store in Vicksburg MS pioneered the idea of bottling this famous beverage. By the 1920s a proper bottling plant was opened a few blocks away from the old candy store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 10/4/2014

last visited: 9/1/2014

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Iconic FactoriesGenie Overhead Door Corp. - Alliance, Ohio

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The Genie Overhead Door Corp. was located at 22701 Lake Park Blvd. in Alliance, Ohio 44601

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lonewolf5929

location: Ohio

date approved: 9/23/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesFord Piquette Ave Plant - Detroit MI

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This was the second home of the Ford Motor Company and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Michigan

date approved: 7/16/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesCampbell Soup Company - Maxton Facility - North Carolina

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This is a manufacturing and warehouse facility that produces over 100 varieties of Campbell Soups. The Shipping warehouse also ships other Campbell products such as V8 juices, Prego Spaghetti Sauces, and Swanson products.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker

location: North Carolina

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: 6/20/2015

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Zetor je název moravského výrobce traktoru, sídlícího v brnenské mestské cásti Brno-Líšen // Zetor is a tractor manufacturing industry from the Czech Republic

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/13/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesC & H Sugar Co Inc - Crockett, CA

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The factory and refinery of C & H Sugar Co Inc.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/18/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesTillamook Cheese Factory - Tillamook, OR

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The Tillamook Cheese Factory is the Tillamook County Creamery Association's original cheese production facility.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/6/2014

last visited: 8/22/2015

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OTA Solgryn - OTA oatmeal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tjow

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/20/2014

last visited: never

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The Tesla factory in Fremont, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/29/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesBloch Brothers Tobacco Factory - Wheeling, West Virginia

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Historic tobacco company known for their most known chewing tobacco, "Mail Pouch" in Wheeling, West Virginia.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: West Virginia

date approved: 1/29/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesFerrari Factory - Maranello, Italy

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It's in this factory that all the Ferrari cars are made.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: Emilia–Romagna , Italy

date approved: 1/21/2014

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesImperial Tobacco, fabriquant des cigarettes Players, Granby, Québec

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L'usine de l'Imperial Tobacco, fabriquant des cigarettes Players, sur la rue Cowie, Granby. Imperial Tobacco building, on Cowie st, Granby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MAMOUE

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: 6/8/2015

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