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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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Image for Crosley Radio Factory, Cincinnati, OHview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesCrosley Radio Factory, Cincinnati, OH

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Former manufacturing plant for Crosley Radios. Powel Crosley, dismayed by the cost of radios at the time, began building inexpensive radios in the 1920s. This allowed the average person to purchase and enjoy radio during the golden era of radio.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 6/3/2008

last visited: 2/5/2018

Image for Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OHview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesRookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH

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Old factory building where they used to make Rookwood pottery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/17/2007

last visited: 5/29/2018

Image for United States Playing Card Co.-Norwood, OHview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesUnited States Playing Card Co.-Norwood, OH

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US Playing Card, home of Bicycle Cards. They are the largest manufacturer of playing cards in the world. They also produce Bee and Aviator brand cards.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/20/2007

last visited: 3/27/2019

Image for Stearns & Foster, Lockland, OHview gallery

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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

Image for White Castle Factory, Covington, KYview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesWhite Castle Factory, Covington, KY

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White Castle factory and distribution facility. Its the gift that keeps on giving, burrrp.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/9/2008

last visited: 5/30/2016

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Iconic FactoriesSeagrams, Lawrenceburg, IN

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This former Seagrams' distillery is reported to be the worlds largest beverage alcohol distillery. A classic example of a company getting away from its core business and getting pieced off in the process. Communities and workers then pay the price.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Indiana

date approved: 2/10/2008

last visited: 7/20/2014

Image for Crosley Automobile Factory, Richmond, INview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesCrosley Automobile Factory, Richmond, IN

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This was the plant that produced Crosley automobiles before WW2. These were small, economical vehicles produced by a man who was quite the entrepreneur. His best know product was the Crosley radio.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/10/2007

last visited: 11/25/2018

Image for Autocar Mfg Plant, Hagerstown, INview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesAutocar Mfg Plant, Hagerstown, IN

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Autocar truck manufacturing plant. The location specializes in trucks for refuse collection. Previously the location housed The Perfect Circle Piston Ring Co.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Indiana

date approved: 12/4/2007

last visited: 6/15/2011

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Iconic FactoriesThe Perfect Circle Co., Hagerstown, IN

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Former location of the Perfect Circle Co., a manufacturer of piston rings for cars and other vehicles, as well as other vehicle related components. Ralph Tetor, a blind engineer, was president of the company.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/26/2007

last visited: 6/15/2011

Image for Jim Beam Old Grand Dad Plant - Frankfort, KYview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesJim Beam Old Grand Dad Plant - Frankfort, KY

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Old Grand Dad, a traditional bourbon made with rye. Jim Beam Brands doubled in size in 2006, resulting in the Frankfort location (Old Grand-dad Plant) increasing its business by almost 50%.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache

location: Kentucky

date approved: 11/7/2007

last visited: 3/1/2015

Image for Jif Peanut Butter, Lexington, KYview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesJif Peanut Butter, Lexington, KY

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Jif Peanut Butter plant located near Lexington, KY. Perhaps the preeminent peanut butter plant on the planet. The brand is owned by Smuckers, which seems to be a real good match with their core business, as long as they don't get into a jam.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 3/5/2008

last visited: 10/10/2016

Image for Hemingray Glass Companyview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesHemingray Glass Company

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The Hemingray Glass Company office buildings and factory buildings are located here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bob_Stahr

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/8/2012

last visited: never

Image for Colgate-Palmolive Factory --- Clarksville INview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesColgate-Palmolive Factory --- Clarksville IN

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An iconic and historic former factory in Clarksville IN, once a state prison, now being renovated into a hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Indiana

date approved: 7/18/2019

last visited: 2/16/2020

Image for (Hillerich & Bradsby) Louisville Slugger - Louisville, KYview gallery

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Iconic Factories(Hillerich & Bradsby) Louisville Slugger - Louisville, KY

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Hillerich & Bradsby Company is a company located in Louisville, KY that produces the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat. H&B also makes baseball gloves, hockey sticks, hockey gloves, golf clubs (see PowerBilt), golf gloves and other equipment.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache

location: Kentucky

date approved: 12/17/2007

last visited: 6/11/2021

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