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Old 08-24-2016, 07:02 PM   #41
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Toured the Toyota truck plant last Friday (Tundra and Tacoma). The attention to detail was impressive.

We toured the Tacoma assembly process and were told it took 20.5 hours to assemble each truck, and a new truck is started up and driven off the end of the assembly line every 60 seconds. (I timed the "birth" of three trucks - they did occur about one minute apart.) The plant is currently working two 10 hour shifts daily, and if you go to a dealer and order a new truck it won't be produced until four or five months from now.

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Old 08-24-2016, 07:03 PM   #42
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Celestial Seasoning in Boulder, CO is worth the tour.

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Old 08-24-2016, 07:05 PM   #43
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In 1972, a class I was taking went on a tour of the tertiary sewage treatment facility at (or near?) South Lake Tahoe. It was absolutely mind boggling. This doesn't sound great but it was awesome and unforgettable, even after all these years. Don't know if it is there any more but worth checking out.

But if you don't like that sort of thing, the old New Orleans Mint located down by the river in the French Quarter is not half bad.

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