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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 FactoriesSpielkartenfabrik F.X. Schmid 1972 - 1996 - Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany

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Spielkartenfabrik F.X. Schmid in Prien am Chiemsee, Produktion in diesem Haus von 1972 bis 1996 --- Play cards, games and puzzles made by F.X. Schmid in Prien am Chiemsee in this house from 1972-1996, are knowen world-wide.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 8/22/2021

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesSpielkartenfabrik F.X. Schmid 1952 - 1972 - Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany

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Spielkartenfabrik F.X. Schmid in Prien am Chiemsee, Produktion in diesem Haus von 1952 bis 1972 --- Play cards, games and puzzles made by F.X. Schmid in Prien am Chiemsee in this house from 1952-1972, are knowen world-wide.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 8/22/2021

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesKoninklijke Gazelle fietsen - Dieren - the Netherlands

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The legendary Royal Dutch bicycle factory Gazelle in Dieren which produces about 275.000 bicycles a year. It started in 1902 at this place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member eilers1

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 8/22/2021

last visited: 8/22/2021

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Iconic FactoriesEdificio Bacardí (La Habana) - La Habana, Cuba

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The Bacardi building is a construction located in Havana on Avenida de Excelencia No. 261 between Empedrado and San Juan de Dios, in the old part of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Cuba

date approved: 8/1/2021

last visited: 8/2/2021

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Iconic FactoriesInternational Shoe Company - Bland, MO

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This factory was International Shoe, Forsheim, and Brown Shoe homes at one time or another. The Historic site text says it makes pool tables, but that was in 1986. Vacant now.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/19/2021

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesGunpowder Copper Works - Glen Arm MD

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The Gunpowder Copper Works, a once-prominent factory located along the Great Gunpowder Falls near Glen Arm, Maryland is the second oldest copper works in the United States. The factory operated from around 1811 to 1858.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/18/2021

last visited: 8/30/2021

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Iconic FactoriesUtz Potato Chip Co. Inc. - Hanover, PA

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One of several factories owned by Utz in Hanover, Pennsylvania. This one has the factory store built inside.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/3/2021

last visited: 7/3/2021

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Iconic FactoriesDomino Sugar - Baltimore, MD

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A sugar refinery with an iconic neon sign!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/28/2021

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesVan Haren shoe factory - Waalwijk, NL

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This is the old Van Haren shoe factory in Waalwijk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 5/27/2021

last visited: 6/12/2021

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Iconic FactoriesOrgues Casavant Frères, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec

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Casavant Frères est une maison de facteurs d'orgues québécoise fondée en 1879 par les frères Joseph-Claver (1855-1933) et Samuel Casavant (1859-1929) // Casavant Frères is a Canadian organ building company in Saint-Hyacinthe since 1879.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 4/26/2021

last visited: 9/1/2021

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Iconic FactoriesLowney Chocolate Factory - Mansfield, MA

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Developed beginning in 1903, the complex was used until 2010 by a variety of primarily corporate owners for the manufacture and processing of chocolate products, most recently Archer Daniels

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/26/2021

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesLEGO System A/S - Billund, Danmark

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Lego System A/S, i daglig tale bare LEGO klodsen, er kendt af børn og voksne over det meste af verden

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/20/2021

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesNational Bohemian - Baltimore, MD

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One of several breweries on Brewer's Hill in Baltimore, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/9/2021

last visited: 3/9/2021

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Iconic FactoriesBoyer Candy factory - Altoona, Pennsylvania

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The Boyer factory makes chocolate items in Altoona, PA. There is an outlet store here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/3/2021

last visited: 1/3/2021

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Iconic FactoriesReal Fabrica de Tabacos Partagás - Havana, Cuba

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This cigars factory is a classic, being active for almost two centuries and offering tours to visitors.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Cuba

date approved: 12/14/2020

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesCatelli - Montréal, Québec

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une fabrique emblématique située sur la rue Notre-Dame Est à Montréal, Québec / an iconic factory located on Notre Dame East Street in Montreal, Quebec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 11/28/2020

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesPepsi Cole Plant - New Haven, MO

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Pepsi...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/19/2020

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesBeaver Brand Hats - New Haven, MO

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Started as Lengenberg Hats ..the Beaver Brand...factory always made famous hats...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesChocolat Alprose - Caslano, TI, Switzerland

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Alprose chocolate is produced in an industrial quarter in the northwest of Caslano. There is also a chocolate museum on site, which is the most visited museum of the canton of Ticino.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Ticino, Switzerland

date approved: 10/2/2020

last visited: 7/2/2012

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Iconic FactoriesOpel - Rüsselsheim, Allemangne

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EN - Opel a company founded in 1862, a German car manufacturer since 1899. FR - Opel une entreprise fondée en 1862,un constructeur automobile allemand depuis 1899. DE - Opel, ein 1862 gegründetes Unternehmen, seit 1899 deutscher Automobilhersteller.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 9/27/2020

last visited: 9/1/2020

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Iconic FactoriesMissouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company - Washington, MO

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This factory built in four sections, am listing as one building...listed as building "2"...no letter for this one.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/1/2020

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesStearns & Foster, Lockland, OH

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This former mattress plant is located near Cincinnati, OH. The company was started in 1846. They moved to Lockland in the 1880's along the nearby Miami-Erie Canal. The location was absorbed into the Sealy group in 1993, and then shut down.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 5/16/2020

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesBang & Olufsen, Struer - Denmark

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Bang & Olufsen designer, udvikler og markedsfører et udvalg af high-end produkter; herunder musiksystemer, højtalere, og fjernsyn. - Bang & Olufsen (B&O) is a high end luxury Danish consumer electronics company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 5/14/2020

last visited: 7/9/2021

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Iconic FactoriesChocolat Aiguebelle - Donzère - Drôme, Fr

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Ancienne chocolaterie Aiguebelle à Donzère / Aiguebelle chocolate factory in Donzère

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GroVicking

location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

date approved: 4/27/2020

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesRynkeby Foods A/S - Ringe, Danmark

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Rynkeby Foods er Danmarks største producent af juice og saft...Rynkeby Foods is Denmark's largest producer of juices and cordials

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/5/2020

last visited: never

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