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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 Former Willys Overland Jeep Plant, Toledo, OHview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesFormer Willys Overland Jeep Plant, Toledo, OH

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Site of the former Jeep plant, which also produced the famous military Jeep during WW2. The plant was built in 1910 and was torn down in 2006. The jeeps are now built at a newer plant, right up the road. Once the oldest operating auto plant.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 1/2/2009

last visited: 7/22/2016

Image for Great Lakes Steel - Ecorse, MIview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesGreat Lakes Steel - Ecorse, MI

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Team Farkle 7 always gets its quonset...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Michigan

date approved: 12/31/2007

last visited: 10/30/2008

Image for " Model A" - Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn, MI.view gallery

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Iconic Factories" Model A" - Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn, MI.

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The Ford Rouge Plant is located in Dearborn, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jagman714

location: Michigan

date approved: 11/6/2007

last visited: 7/27/2014

Image for Jiffy Mix - Chelsea Milling Company - Chelsea, Michiganview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesJiffy Mix - Chelsea Milling Company - Chelsea, Michigan

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Jiffy Mix has been made my Chelsea Milling Company in Chelsea Michigan for 77 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/22/2008

last visited: 10/10/2017

Image for Etch-A-Sketch - Bryan, OHview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesEtch-A-Sketch - Bryan, OH

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Etch-A-Sketch - just turn the knobs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Ohio

date approved: 11/27/2007

last visited: 7/26/2014

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Iconic FactoriesCanadian Club - Windsor Ontario

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The Canadian Club distillery is in Windsor on the banks of the Detroit River, where it continues to produce and export its whisky.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/28/2007

last visited: 4/30/2018

Image for Ford Piquette Ave Plant - Detroit MIview gallery

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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: 11/23/2021

Image for Fisher Body Plant 21 - Detroit, MIview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesFisher Body Plant 21 - Detroit, MI

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Detroit's iconic Fisher Car Body Plant #21, which was in operation from 1921 until 1974.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Michigan

date approved: 4/26/2016

last visited: 11/23/2021

Image for Faygo Sodapop - Detroit, MIview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesFaygo Sodapop - Detroit, MI

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For over one hundred years...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/4/2008

last visited: 6/16/2010

Image for Packard Motor Car Company - Detroit, MIview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesPackard Motor Car Company - Detroit, MI

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You may not know the name Packard, but your parents will. They built the most luxurious cars of the first half of the 20th century. This factory has been abandoned for years, but still bears the Packard name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Michigan

date approved: 11/29/2007

last visited: 4/26/2016

Image for Durant-Dort Carriage Company - Flint MIview gallery

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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: 8/20/2021

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