Factory Tours

Clopay Garage Doors Factory Tour

Clopay Garage Doors Factory Tour

See behind the scenes of what makes your clopay garage door go. Straight from the factory floor in Troy Ohio.

See how Keen Utility Boots Are Built In America with Pride

See how Keen Utility Boots Are Built In America with Pride

When we first arrived at the KEEN factory in Portland, my fellow media tour participants and I were greeted with this sweet little video. After some presentations, our group split into several smaller groups as we headed for the fully in-operation factory floor. Keen Utility takes their products extremely seriously, […]

Keen Utility: American Built with Pride in Portland, Oregon

Keen Utility: American Built with Pride in Portland, Oregon

We recently had the pleasure of heading out to the place were the ’90’s are still alive and putting a bird on it makes it cool, Portland, Oregon to tour the Keen Shoes factory and headquarters. The culture of the Keen family of brands is deeply entrenched in the culture […]

John Deere Greeneville Struts Their Stuff

John Deere Greeneville Struts Their Stuff

Every 25 seconds a new John Deere lawn tractor rolls off the assembly line at the John Deere plant in Greeneville, TN. Here’s how they do it.

Photo Gallery: John Deere Factory & Test Site in Greeneville

Photo Gallery: John Deere Factory & Test Site in Greeneville

Photos from our visit to the John Deere, Greeneville, TN factory where they produce the D100 series, EZTrak and S240 Sportster riding lawn mowers.

Inside a Chicago Woodshop – Untouched for 65 Years

Inside a Chicago Woodshop – Untouched for 65 Years

Last year we visited the Butler Street Foundry, a metal shop located on the Southside of Chicago in the shadow of Comiskey Park. We met the owner, John Lamonica, at a Craftsman event and besides being an artisan metalworker he also works closely with kids and inspires them to learn […]

Thrive Furniture Factory Tour

Thrive Furniture Factory Tour

Behind the scenes at modern furniture maker – Thrive Furniture – Made in LA

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Solatube International – Where Daylighting Begins

A behind the scenes look at Solatube International’s design and manufacturing headquarters near San Diego, CA

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

AMES Tools Shows Us the Best in American-Made Hand Tools

Ames takes us to Tool School and shows us their latest hand tools and their Made in America craftsmanship.

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

John Deere Factory Tour and Tractor Testing

Behind the scenes at the John Deere factory where their compact tractors are built and tested.

Kohler Design Center Photo Gallery

Kohler Design Center Photo Gallery

The Kohler Design Center is a showcase of all Kohler products including kitchen and bath, engines, generators and home furnishings. We’ve got more than 100 photos!

Red Wing Factory Tour

Red Wing Factory Tour

Behind the scenes video of the Red Wing factory in Minnesota

Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory Tour

Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory Tour

One of the great American textile companies, Pendleton Woolen Mills continues to produce amazing blankets and clothing from their factories in Washington and Oregon.

Butler Street Foundry: Masters In the Lost Art of Metalwork

Butler Street Foundry: Masters In the Lost Art of Metalwork

The Butler Street Foundry helped rebuild Chicago after the great fire. Check out photos from a Chicago treasure.

Marvin Windows & Doors Factory Tour

Marvin Windows & Doors Factory Tour

Behind the scenes at Marvin Windows and Doors privately-owned factory in Warroad, MN

A Day at Etsy in Photos

A Day at Etsy in Photos

We had an amazing time at the center of the handmade universe, Etsy! I hope you enjoy our photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.

John Deere Riding Mower Test and Review

John Deere Riding Mower Test and Review

We tested John Deere riding mowers against leading competitors such as Craftsman, Cub Cadet and Simplicity. See who came out ahead.

John Deere Horicon Works Factory Tour

John Deere Horicon Works Factory Tour

Photos from our visit to the John Deere Horicon Works factory in Wisconsin.

Clopay Garage Doors Factory Tour Photo Gallery

Clopay Garage Doors Factory Tour Photo Gallery

Photos from our visit to the Clopay Garage Doors Factory

John Deere Tractors Factory Tour

John Deere Tractors Factory Tour

Check out photos of our John Deere Tractors Factory tour in Augusta, GA where they build the John Deere 1026R and 1023E tractors

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

I knew very little about grass seed before my visit last week to NexGen Turf Research. I’ve recently laid sod and tried my best to keep it alive and green but unfortunately it has decided not to cooperate and has gone spotty and brown in some areas. After receiving the […]

The Genie Digital Summit Tour de Force

The Genie Digital Summit Tour de Force

What happens when the the most recognized brand in garage door openers decides to completely redesign their entire line to meet consumer concerns as well as update with the latest in technology? You end up in Baltic and Mt. Hope, Ohio, home of The Genie Company. We were graciously invited […]