If you are an American who loves the idea of buying a U.S. made-product instead of an import, then join Warther Tours September 18 – 20th as we head to York County, PA, considered the Factory Tour Capital of the World.
Manufacturing is critically important to the American economy. For generations, the strength of our country rested on the power of our factory floors; both the machines and the people who worked them.
We’ll begin with a tour of Turkey Hill Dairy, which is famous for its ice cream and ice-tea making processes. Next, it’s off to the Harley Davidson Motor Company Vehicle Operations plant. Here we’ll get to see how these legendary machines are designed and produced. The York City Pretzel Company will be where we’ll learn how to twist a Bavarian pretzel and get one to take along on the bus to our next stop. A tour of Bluett Bros.Violin store is where the owner will walk us through the process of crafting a violin. From choosing the wood, carving, tap toning, and then to the finishing process, you’ll understand his passion for hand-making fine stringed instruments.
A stop at the nearby Stauffer’s Factory Outlet Store is the place where you’ll be able to buy a variety of snacks to take home with you. Stauffer’s is best known for its animal crackers, where they first were made in 1871. Lather up with soaps made at The Sunrise Soap Company. Here we’ll watch a 45-minute demonstration showing how natural oils are used to make specialty soaps and lotions.
Finally, we’ll tour Wendell August Forge outside of Grove City, PA., where you can watch workers craft a variety of products and items. This is the last working forge in the state of Pennsylvania. A forge is a type of hearth used for heating metals.
Before heading home, we’ll have a chance to visit the Grove City Outlets, where without the PA sales tax added to clothing, you’ll be sure to find lots of bargains!