August 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts August 2003

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Short Cuts: Factory Tours Here
Some of the country’s largest corporations open their doors for factory tours. At the Boeing plant in Everett, Wash. (900-464-1476), big is the word. Groups get an up-close look at 747, 767 and 777 aircraft carriers being assembled& Design and function come together on the Kohler tour (920-457-3699). Retired workers lead groups at this Kohler, Wis.-based bathroom-fixture company from the design quarters to the factory floor, where products are fired in giant kilns... At Wilmington, Ohio-based Airborne Express (937-382-5591, ext. 2536), visitors can pick a package and chart its course through a 15.5-mile sorting network.


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