UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (28) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: AstridS Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 346  
Subject: Re: Foolish Tour Group Finds Itself in FiAR Date: 6/25/1999 12:52 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1
Some fairly important corporations in our fair state include Wal-Mart (Bentonville), Alltell (Little Rock), Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith), and Nucor-Yamato (Blytheville). Several timber/paper firms do business here as well, including International Paper (Pine Bluff), Georgia-Pacific (Dequeen), and Weyerhauser (not-a-clue). Murphy Oil is Hq'd in El Dorado.

I'm not sure where Weyerhauser is based in your state, but I've visited one of their plants in Manitowoc, WI. It's one of their design facilities, so it's got all kinds of cool machines. One of the really cool machines I got to see in operation was a computer operated box cutter that used a micro-thin jet of water to cut the corrugated. They used it to make up prototype boxes for crush tests and stuff. Since all of their production boxes are stamp-cut, the designers had to use a roller to smoosh the edges of the water-cut boxes so they'd perform in the tests the same way the production boxes would. It was a lot of fun to watch.

More fun trivia, :)

AstridS
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (28) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Apple

Apple and Ninety Years Ago
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement