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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 Clicquot Club Company - Millis, MAview gallery

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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

Image for The Kendall Company - Walpole, MAview gallery

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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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Iconic FactoriesThe Draper Corporation Hopedale, MA

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The Draper Mill on Hopedale Street, at one time the most productive cotton mill in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dremoto

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/1/2008

last visited: 10/20/2008

Image for Ames Shovel Shop - Easton, MAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesAmes Shovel Shop - Easton, MA

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Before Ames-Tru Temper, the Ames Shovel Shop at one time made at this location in Easton shovels in the 1800s for the building of railroads and gold mining, and controlled up to 60% of the market share in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/23/2010

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesStanley Woolen Mill

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The site of the Stanley Woolen Mill, originally known as the Central Woolen Mill in Calumet Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dremoto

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/23/2008

last visited: 1/8/2012

Image for The First 'Factory' - Boston Manufacturing Company - Waltham, MAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesThe First 'Factory' - Boston Manufacturing Company - Waltham, MA

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The complex of buildings, which now houses residences and the Charles River Museum of Industry, is where cotton thread was first woven into cloth via machinery, and is an important landmark of the American Industrial Revolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/17/2009

last visited: never

Image for Former Factory of [Walter] Baker's Chocolate - Lower Mills (Boston), MA, USAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesFormer Factory of [Walter] Baker's Chocolate - Lower Mills (Boston), MA, USA

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The buildings, now most filled as residential units, once was where the Walter Baker Chocolate Company produced it's world-famous chocolate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/23/2009

last visited: never

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Iconic FactoriesWhitin Machine Works

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The Whitin Machine Works was founded by Paul C. Whitin and his sons in 1831 on the banks of the Mumford River in South Northbridge, Massachusetts. The village of South Northbridge became known as Whitinsville in 1835, in honor of its founder. The Whitin Machine Works became one of the largest textile machinery companies in the world. Known as The "Shop" to locals, would operate well into the 20th century, long after many of the New England mills had moved South. By 1948, The company was opera

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dremoto

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/22/2008

last visited: 9/22/2008

Image for Kennedy Biscuit (forerunner to Nabisco) Bakery - Cambridge, MAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesKennedy Biscuit (forerunner to Nabisco) Bakery - Cambridge, MA

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The Kennedy Biscuit Factory, now the Kennedy Biscuit Lofts, was where Fig Newtons were introduced and other well known crackers and cookies were made.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/15/2008

last visited: never

Image for [Fmr] NECCO Factory - Cambridge, MAview gallery

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Iconic Factories[Fmr] NECCO Factory - Cambridge, MA

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The factory here built by NECCO was once the world's largest factory entirely for the manufacturing of candy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/18/2008

last visited: 10/19/2009

Image for Tootsie Roll Candies - Cambridge Brands, Cambridge, MAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesTootsie Roll Candies - Cambridge Brands, Cambridge, MA

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Cambridge Brands, Inc., a subsidiary of Tootsie Roll Industries, makes tootsie rolls, tootsie roll pops and many of the other well known candies for the company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/19/2009

last visited: never

Image for Fmr Carter's Ink Factory - Cambridge, MAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesFmr Carter's Ink Factory - Cambridge, MA

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This former factory building that still bears the name "The Carter's Ink Company" was once the location of the largest manufacturer of inks in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/11/2009

last visited: never

Image for Scrafft's Chocolates Factory - Charlestown MAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesScrafft's Chocolates Factory - Charlestown MA

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Maker of world famous Shrafft's Chocolates. Located at 529 Main St Charlestown MA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/4/2011

last visited: 5/22/2011

Image for Reed & Barton Factory - Taunton, MAview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesReed & Barton Factory - Taunton, MA

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Reed & Barton is a major designer and manufacturer of silverware, flatware, and holloware, and though the headquarters and design operations are still here, manufacturing operations here have been gradually eliminated.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: never

Image for Rumford Baking Powder/Rumford Chemical Works - East Providence, RIview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesRumford Baking Powder/Rumford Chemical Works - East Providence, RI

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Rumford Baking Powder, originally called "yeast powder," was made at this location by the Rumford Chemical Works from 1854 to about 1966.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 8/6/2012

last visited: never

Image for Velcro USA - Manchester, NHview gallery

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Iconic FactoriesVelcro USA - Manchester, NH

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The Velcro brand is an example of a genericized trademark—a brand name that has become the generic term for a type of product

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 12/3/2008

last visited: never

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