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Posted: 12/21/2005 7:44:13 AM EDT
Hey guys,

My 8 year old daughter is very much into the show "How it's made" where they show how everything is made from washing machines to Twinkies. I appreciate the fact that she's interested as I used to work in the factory automation / robotics business.

These days however I am no longer in the business and don't know of any good factory tours that I could take her on.

Does anybody know of any places in Dallas where I could take her to see a good automated assembly line of something being made ? One issue too is that this time of year I'd have to take her on the weekend, but I can wait till summer if you know of something good.

Thanks

Ed
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:04:58 AM EDT
GM plant in Arlington?

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:58:23 AM EDT
I know alot of beer factories allows tours, but not much for the younger kids...


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:37:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:05:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:
Dublin Dr. Pepper



I've heard of that Dr. Pepper plant. Apparently people order the old recipe Dr. Pepper from all over. Kind of a haul from Plano though.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:37:51 PM EDT
I would offer to take you threw Lockheed Martin where I work on the F16 Line but the min age is 13 four visitors. There is also the Mrs. Barids plant on I35W south of I20 they give tours
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:00:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:03:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GMG:
I would offer to take you threw Lockheed Martin where I work on the F16 Line but the min age is 13 four visitors. There is also the Mrs. Barids plant on I35W south of I20 they give tours



Now THAT would be cool...may have to hook back up with you in a few years
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:46:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasEd:

Originally Posted By GMG:
I would offer to take you threw Lockheed Martin where I work on the F16 Line but the min age is 13 four visitors. There is also the Mrs. Barids plant on I35W south of I20 they give tours



Now THAT would be cool...may have to hook back up with you in a few years



i want to go im over 13, that would be too cool and my 13 year old son would love it too.

Fireblade
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:47:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:03:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasEd:

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:
Dublin Dr. Pepper



I've heard of that Dr. Pepper plant. Apparently people order the old recipe Dr. Pepper from all over. Kind of a haul from Plano though.



We used to stop there on the way down to Junction. I would bring home 5 or 6 cases every year. There just is no substitute for it.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:15:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasEd:

Originally Posted By GMG:
I would offer to take you threw Lockheed Martin where I work on the F16 Line but the min age is 13 four visitors. There is also the Mrs. Barids plant on I35W south of I20 they give tours



Now THAT would be cool...may have to hook back up with you in a few years



Used to work for Mrs. Bairds about 10years ago. Personaly went through the tour as an employee and it was neat. Best part was they gave out honey buns right off the product line, Better than Crispy Cream and deffinately a plus for kids. Call to check for times.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:26:50 PM EDT
there are tons of mfg sites in the N-Dallas area, check out Texas Instruments, Raytheon, Alcatel, any micro electronic sweat shop, Frito-Lay, Dallas Spring, even construction sites, radio/TV stations, Bell Helicopter, Sally Beauty Supply, just get out the phone book and call'em.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:15:54 AM EDT



Fireblade,
The security at Lockheed Martin would love to talk to you and your black trench coat....
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:07:24 PM EDT
PM me, I can take yall on a tour of SWA maintenance, at Love Field, we don't make anything, we only fix things that PILOTS break, I work nights weekends and holidays, let me know.

Brian
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