Swisher International, Inc - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 30° 21.219 W 081° 38.823
17R E 437815 N 3358151
Quick Description: Located just north of downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2008 10:00:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM3RB4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 128

Long Description:
According to the Swisher website (http://www.swisher.com/main/history.cfm), in 1861, David Swisher, from Newark, Ohio, received a small cigar business as a settlement of debt. Around 1927, the plant in Jacksonville was opened, rolling the cigars by machine and doing so well that the facilities in Ohio were closed making Jacksonville the Swisher headquarters. By 1940, the Jacksonville operation was the largest cigar factory in the world under one roof.

Today the corporate headquarters are located in Darien, CT but Swisher Sweets are still manufactured in Jacksonville, Florida.
Product manufactured here: Swisher Sweets Little Cigars, Cigarillos (the company's best-selling item), Tip Cigarillos, Sweet Coronellas, Wood Tips, Slims, Perfecto, Blunt, and Kings

459 E 16th St
Jacksonville, FL USA

Web Page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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