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Old 10-06-2004, 05:47 AM   #7
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Actually, I just got an opportunity to tour the Kanab facility, and you guys are right, it is out in the middle of NOWHERE!

They have about 100 employees that manufacture over 30,000 stamps A DAY on average, that is pretty cool!

The people who work at the plant really love their jobs, when you take all the employees the average time on the job is 6 1/2 years, so their turnover is very low.

They actually let us help them make stamps too! They took us into the very STINKY room where they mold the stamps (Ahh, the smell of scorched rubber!) and showed us the whole process.

Then we got to attach the stamps to the foam backing, then cut the stamps (very cool, I call the cutter the KACHUNK machine).

The most fun part was the 7 ladies who pick all the wood blocks and put the sets together. These girls have a lot of fun, you could tell, and when we got our chance to do their jobs I tried to imagine doing this 30,000 times a day. WOW! They were a lot faster than I was!

The best thing I experienced was when we would walk through the facility and tell them thank you, they would turn to us and say, "No, thank YOU! We have jobs because of you!"

They also showed us some surprises (all of you who miss Petal Prints will be very happy!) and we got to pick some Wire Works and Embossing Kit, and then they let us keep it! Cool! Then they gave us a new stamp set that is going to be in the Winter Mini.

Overall, very fun, and I hope I can go back next year and see them again!

Milette
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