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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 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: 6/24/2014

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Iconic FactoriesZetor - Brno, Czech Republic

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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: 7/10/2014

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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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Iconic FactoriesTesla - Fremont, CA

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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 Premium 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: 7/6/2014

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Iconic FactoriesPorto Formoso Tea Factory [São Miguel, Açores]

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The Porto Formoso Tea Factory is located on the north coast of São Miguel Island, Azores. It is one of only two factories of its kind in Europe, processing the leaves of Camellia Sinensis for tea production.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lusitana Paixão

location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: 6/28/2014

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Iconic Factories"A.W. Faber-Castell" - 95179 Geroldsgrün/ Germany

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Technical Drawing Instruments, produced here in Geroldsgrün! Technische Zeichengeräte die hier in Geroldsgrün hergestellt werden!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 12/8/2013

last visited: 12/11/2013

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Iconic FactoriesKaiser Aluminum - Spokane Valley, WA

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Kaiser is the largest single employer in Spokane Valley, with a huge rolling plant in the Trentwood district.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/17/2013

last visited: 1/16/2014

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Iconic FactoriesHeineken - Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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Heineken brewery Zoeterwoude

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 10/26/2013

last visited: 11/23/2013

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Iconic FactoriesFord Factory, St. Paul, MN

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The Ford Factory in St. Paul Minnesota harnessed the power of the Mississippi River and is best known as the birthplace of many Ford Ranger pickups.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rosebud55112

location: Minnesota

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: 11/5/2013

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Iconic FactoriesLucky Strikes - The American Tobacco Company - Durham NC

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Founded in 1890 by J.B.Duke thru the merger of many companies, controlled the cigarette making business until it was forced to break up the company in 1911. Lucky Strikes was just one of the iconic brands under ATC.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/15/2013

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesBethlehem Steel - Bethlehem PA

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Bethlehem Steel Corporation was America's second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder. The Bethlehem Steel factory in Bethlehem PA produced iron and steel for 150+ years at this location.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/24/2013

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesSolo Cup Factory - Springfield, Missouri

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Sadly, the factory with the giant cup for a front door closed in 2011 and is now up for sale.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member blakelylaw580

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/14/2013

last visited: 7/5/2012

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Iconic FactoriesVieja central térmica del Besos

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Thermal power station

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member escipion

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 6/15/2013

last visited: 7/6/2014

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Iconic FactoriesCuétara - Pombal, Leiria

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This a factory that produces one the most recognisable brands of cookies in all Iberian Peninsula: Cuétara.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 6/5/2013

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesClicquot Club Company - Millis, MA

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The Clicquot Club Company's bottling plant now, only partially occupied by the Ann & Hope Outlet Store, once bottled sparkling cider, then ginger ale and other sodas, and the company was the first to use metal caps on bottles and put soda in cans.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/21/2013

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesGeneral Motors - Boisbriand, Québec

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L'usine General Motors à été la seule usine d’assemblage d’automobiles au Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member poildecarot

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 4/17/2013

last visited: 3/6/2014

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Iconic FactoriesFernet Branca - Saint-Louis, Alsace, France

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The former distillery of Fernet Branca in Saint-Louis, now an art museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Alsace, France

date approved: 3/26/2013

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesKNOX Räucherkerzen - Mohorn-Grund, Lk. Sächs. Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Sachsen, D

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Hier werden die berühmten Räucherkerzchen hergestellt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 1/4/2013

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesThe Kendall Company - Walpole, MA

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This site was the beginning and headquarters of The Kendall Company, which made cotton batting and cotton absorbing products, then acquired other mills and made additional products under the Curad, Curity, Kendall, and Webril brand names.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/25/2012

last visited: never

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