Famous Products Made in Your State/Town

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  1. Random UK Fan

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    Ran across this article. Anything well-known made where you are? I've really got to reevaluate my life. :(

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    Airheads, Erlanger

    Manufactured in Erlanger Each day, the factory produces 3 million Airheads. That’s about 50 tons—every day!

    Big Red, Louisville

    Legions of loyal fans keep Big Red among the top-selling soft drinks. . In fact, Kentucky was the first state to ever sell the soda.

    To mark the 80th anniversary of Big Red being sold in Louisville


    Ale-8-One, Winchester

    Bottled in Winchester since 1926, Ale-8-One is the only soft drink invented in Kentucky still in existence. Founder and inventor G.L. Wainscott hit upon the formula after experimenting with ginger-blended recipes acquired during travels in northern Europe.

    Not only is Ale-8 one of the last soft drink bottlers left in the United States, it is also the only one in Kentucky continuing to receive and refill returnable long-neck, green glass bottles.

    The company gives 1 percent of sales from these returnable bottles to environmental non-profits in Kentucky through its partnership with 1% For The Planet.

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    Hot Pockets, Mount Sterling More Hot Pockets are eaten every day than there are people in West Virginia.

    True fact. On average, 1,851,510 Hot Pockets are eaten every single day in the U.S. The estimated population of West Virginia in 2017: 1,815,857.



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    Jif Peanut Butter, Lexington

    Everyone knows what choosy moms choose: Jif. One of the most recognized taglines in history debuted over 50 years ago in 1966, eight years after the company was founded in 1958.

    Owned by the J.M. Smucker Company, Jif has a manufacturing facility in Lexington—the largest peanut butter-producing facility in the world.

    The plant has a lot of demand to keep up with, as approximately 270 million pounds of Jif Peanut Butter are consumed in the U.S. each year. That’s enough to make 2 billion peanut butter sandwiches or to spread a 55-foot-thick layer over a football field.



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    Dixie, Lexington, Bowling Green

    They show up in droves at every picnic: Dixie paper products.


    Gorilla Glass, Harrodsburg

    It’s tough—like anything with “gorilla” in its name should be. It’s also scratch- and damage-resistant and provides outstanding optical clarity. Chances are, you come into contact with it dozens and dozens of times every day.


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    Uncrustables, Scottsville

    No need to cut the crusts off these PB&Js—Uncrustables has trimmed the work out of fixing one of America’s classic sandwiches.


    The Laughing Cow, Leitchfield

    The first cheese spread to be individually served in foil-sealed portions

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    Ebonite Bowling Balls, Hopkinsville


    The first company to embrace the three-fingered grip. Strike.

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    United States Playing Card Company, Erlanger

    There always seems to be a deck of playing cards in the kitchen junk drawer or tucked away in a table in the family room. But where do they come from and why are they so ubiquitous? The answer is found in Erlanger at the United States Playing Card Company, which has churned out an estimated 4 billion to 5 billion decks of playing cards, the well-known Bicycle brand among them.

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    Duct Tape, Bowling Green, Franklin and Danville


    It’s the do-it-yourselfer’s cure-all: Duct tape.


    Kingsford Original Charcoal, Summer Shade and Burnside

    Owned by The Clorox Company, Kingsford Manufacturing converts more than 1 million tons of wood scraps into charcoal briquets every year at its plants—and one of those plants, served by Tri-County Electric, is located in Summer Shade in Metcalfe County.


    Reynolds Wrap, Louisville

    Since 1947, Reynolds Wrap has been the go-to kitchen tool for covering food, lining trays, customizing meals, storing leftovers—even making a soufflé pan.

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    Altec Industries, Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown is home to two side-by-side Altec plants, one being powered by Nolin RECC and both combined making this Altec’s highest-volume manufacturing plant.

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    Big Ass Fans, Lexington

    (Yes, that is really its name.)

    Got some immense space to cool? Headquartered in Lexington, the innovative company began by another name when founded in 1999:

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    Capitol Bicycles, London

    Who wouldn’t love playing with bicycles every day? At Capitol Bicycle Company in London, served by Jackson Energy, the craftsmen behind the customization love bicycles with a capital “L.”


    Champion Petfoods USA Inc., Auburn

    Champion Petfoods USA makes ORIJEN and ACANA for pet lovers who insist on giving the biologically best for their dogs and cats.

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    Dippin’ Dots, Paducah

    Guess who’s all grown up? Dippin’ Dots turns 30 in 2018 and is celebrating the auspicious occasion by inviting everyone to “taste the fun” with the launch of Frozeti Confetti.


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    Powers Paper Co., Brandenburg

    Powers Paper Co., better known as PPC, provides a wide range of paper-based products to the automotive aftermarket, construction industry, and the retail, manufacturing, industrial, and food service industry.

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    Robinson Stave LLC-East Bernstadt Cooperage LLC, East Bernstadt

    Sixty years ago, C.B. and Imogene Robinson started a family-owned business in southeastern Kentucky. Today the Robinson Stave-East Bernstadt Cooperage (Jackson Energy) makes oak bourbon barrels that are sold all over the region. Why oak? Because it is ONLY bourbon if it is in a new charred oak container.


    Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment, Dunnville

    Tiny Dunville, population 1,671, is home to the largest manufacturer of farm gates and animal management equipment in North America.
     
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    I’m pretty sure every Tony’s pizza in the world might be made in my small town Kansas.
     
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    I’m cheating the last one is no longer made in Maryland but we still got this....

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    Cheerwine soda. Made in NC and sold only in NC. My family out of state love it and can't wait to have some when they visit.
     
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    When I lived in Nicholasville, I had my first Ale-8. That shit is great. I use to have my brother bring me some up, when he visited. It's starting to make its way into So. Indiana.
     
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    When did you live in Nicholasville?
     
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    Milwaukee: Miller Lite, Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Wisconsin: Cheese curds (was shocked a lot of places don’t have these)

    My home area (U.P. of Michigan) is the home of the Pasty.
     
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    *I always go with home state*
     
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    Miami Beach, Florida:
    Carl.Fisher from Greensburg, Indiana developed the famous vacation destination. When founded , it was all swamp. He dredged Biscayne Bay, built resorts. The rest is history . Your welcome ...
    Tomato Juice: Drink served for the first time in French Lick, Indiana: 1917
    Breathalyzer was invented by Dr. Rolla Hager, of Bloomington, Indiana.
    Refrigerator: Fred Wolf of Ft. Wayne invented refrigerator for home use in 1913.

    Gatling Gun: Richard Gatling of Indianapolis
    Coca-Cola curvy coke bottle. Invented by Root Glass Co., in Terre Haute.

    Chuck Taylor converse shoe: MADE by Charles Taylor of Brown Co, Indiana.

    And last, but not least:
    The 3 point shot. First introduced by Herman Sayger of Culver, Indiana. He used the shot in an exhibition game, in 1932. Shot was from 25 feet. Also in that game, any shot under 15 feet was one point.

    Oh, and Wonder Bread. Originated in Indianapolis, Indiana .
     
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    If you start jonesing real hard, they now sell it in Cracker Barrel shops nationwide.

    It’s probably overpriced as hell, but still.
     
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    Long time ago. Around 2003 or so. My brother has lived there almost his entire life; lives in Lexington now. I actually lived in Bryantsville.
     
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    A big seller at a new restaurant my friend owns in northern Kentucky is the Cheerwine bourbon slush.
     
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    Love that drink..They sell it at a store right down the road from where I work. Lady told me..." I think your the only one who ever buys that drink." I just nodded...Keep.that shit a secret.
     
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    Right near Forks of Dix River Church.
     
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    Tbh, i cannot recall. I do remember a big ass lake, with a bar, just down the road from my brothers house. I think we lived off HWY 25?
     
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    Has been big with Louisville hipsters for years
     
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    Greatest peanuts in the world.
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    Vernors and Better Made
     
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    Cheerwine started where I’m from, Salisbury N.C. Here’s some others from North Carolina: Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, Texas Pete, and Bojangles
     
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    I knew Texas Pete was a fraud! Cholula's where it's at anyway.
     
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    Strong. You had me at Krispy Kreme. Best donut ever.
     
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    Old Bay and all of the McCormick spices are wonderful.

    Fort McHenry is wonderful. O say can you see
     
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    You can add bourbon, the invention of the chicken, and corvettes(bowling green) to our state as well.

    Waiting for the haters to say toothbrush because the teeth brush would be invented by someone with more than one tooth
     
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    Airheads and playing cards but you already had that in the OP.
     
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    Harden furniture. Factory was about 2 miles from my childhood home. The company was the oldest, or at least one of the oldest, furniture manufacturers in the country.

    It shut down a few years ago, though.
     
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    Grew up outside of Marshall, TX.

    The entire area of Northeast Texas, NW Louisiana and SW Arkansas is known for producing some of the best athletes and musicians in the world.
     
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    I have Harden cherry tables in my living room. I bought them in 1992 and they are higher than hell. Plus Harden grows more cherry trees they they cut down.

    I am sorry they closed. It is terrible.
     
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    Jack Daniels-I'm more of a rum guy but a Jack and coke will do.

    Christie Cookies-Never had them.

    Allegro Marinades-They are pretty solid.

    Moon Pie-Yuck

    Bush's Baked Beans-The BBQ ones are my favorite.

    Crown Laboratories-Apparently big in the pharmaceutical world. I don't know.

    Waymatic-Trailers apparently.

    Lodge Cast Iron-If you don't like cornbread you aren't a good person.

    MasterCraft Boats-I'm sure they are nice.

    The internet says cotton candy, miniature golf, mountain dew, Krystal burgers, touch screens, and the atomic bomb (partially at least, I assume at Oak Ridge) were all invented in Tennessee.
     
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    Harold knight and David Hale are from my small hometown. They created knight and hale game calls, most notably turkey calls. If u don’t hunt u probly haven’t heard of them if u do hunt u probly know they are legends/pioneers in that field.

    Once during duck season me and my buddies had just got done hunting and went to a little restaurant for some breakfast and Harold and David were in there drinking coffee and me and my best friend from high school had to seriously talk our college buddy from Out of town off a ledge bc he wanted to take his shotgun of all things inside and have Them autograph it. Bear in mind our town is small and everyone knows everyone, so we were just like dude that’s gonna embarrass the shit out of them and us. So he finally dropped it and we went in and ate.
     
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    The invention of the chicken? I’m assuming u meant fried chicken like KFC. I live in ky too, I’m just curious at this point not trying to flame.
     
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    I live just north of Lynchburg and I am not a fan of Jack Daniels either but, the area is really beautiful! The George Dickel, orCascade distillery is just a few miles up the road from me.
    Work on the atomic bomb was also done locally at Arnold Air Force Base as well as advances in radar and flight simulators.
    Bonnaroo is right up the road as well and the local airport in Tullahoma gets quite the variety of really nice private jets flying in for that event. I’m not sure Bonnaroo is an invention but, it’s quite the freak show.

    My home town in Indiana is known for the invention of Stainless Steel, the first internal combustion auto with the ability to be mass produced, as well as the first tire building machine.
     
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    Yeah, I used to date a girl from Manchester years ago. Never been to Bonaroo though. I’ve heard touring Jack Daniels is really cool.
     
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    Absolutely, and the 11 herbs and spices to go with it
     
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    Am I the only one who caught, this? Well played..Winking
     
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    from Iowa Quaker Oats product, John Deere parts/tractors. Case tractors now known as Case IH as International tractors and Case merged.

    the Iowa thick cut Thick cut pork chop,
     
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    My state is the proud home of the Wiffle Ball.
     
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