Velcro USA - Manchester, NH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer
N 42° 58.179 W 071° 28.165
19T E 298618 N 4760403
Quick Description: The Velcro brand is an example of a genericized trademark—a brand name that has become the generic term for a type of product
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2008 3:10:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM59R3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 18

Long Description:
The company's website:
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In the early 1940's, Swiss inventor George de Mestral went on a walk with his dog... Upon his return home, he noticed that his dog's coat and his pants were covered with cockleburs. His inventor's curiosity led him to study the burrs under a microscope, where he discovered their natural hook-like shape. And the rest is History as they say.

Three large buildings make up the manufacturing campus of the US headquarters of Velcro USA. The coordinates are of the entrance to the Main building where a visitor would enter.
Product manufactured here: Velcro is a brand name of fabric hook-and-loop fasteners

406 Brown Avenue
Manchester, NH USA

Web Page: [Web Link]

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