Factory Tours

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.

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.

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

Thrive Furniture Factory Tour

Thrive Furniture Factory Tour

Thrive Furniture is absolutely crushing it! This was my main takeaway after visiting their factory here in Los Angeles where they design, manufacture and ship all product. Alex Del Toro (Thrive’s talented online director and the man responsible for their slick website) gave me an extended tour throughout the Thrive […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

We just returned from a visit to the handmade center of the universe, Etsy. They recently moved to a fabulous location in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and built out their own space in a large warehouse loft. In keeping with the do-it-yourself and handmade mantra, they’ve decorated the space […]

Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

Yesterday we had an opportunity to visit the Shaw Floors campus in Dalton, GA. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities and shown the process it takes to bring a carpet line from conception to market. Shaw also introduced us to their latest product, Tigressa SoftStyle. […]