Ford Autos, Trek Bikes, Chris Craft Boats

The massive Ford factory outside Dearborn, Michigan is one of the most highly efficient and flexible plants in the world and cranks out multiple car models. Trek Bicycle in Waterloo, Wisconsin merges innovative engineering and design to turn giant sheets of unwieldy carbon into hand-crafted carbon fiber bicycles. And, workers at the Chris Craft factory in Sarasota, Florida builds world class fiberglass boats combining modern technology with old world craftsmanship.

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Oregon Freeze Dry Foods, Ping Golf Clubs

In Detroit, Michigan, the enormous assembly line at Chrysler's Jefferson North plant, home of the Jeep Grand Cherokee for over 22 years, combines humans and robots to turn out 1200 vehicles a day. At Ping's Phoenix, Arizona manufacturing plant and foundry their legendary golf clubs require a combination of old world and modern techniques. And, Oregon Freeze Dry is the largest diversified food freeze dryer in the world providing staples for campers, soldiers and astronaut with hi-tech meals that can last up to 25 years.

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