Do you ever watch How It’s Made? My girls call it “Get Made!” and they like to play an interactive version as they watch the TV program. They take turns “being” the item that is getting made and yelling out things like, “Oh, they are putting screws in me now.”, “Tap, tap they are banging on me.”, “I got put in a big tub of water, brrrr.” “Oh,ohoh! I think I’m going to get painted! YES! They are painting me!!” It’s cute but a little strange. They get really excited about it. (Yes, they came up with this on their own, and yes, my kids are weird.)
I never turn down a request to sit and watch How It’s Made with my girls. My kids love the show, and well so do I. Yep, I’m a bit of a geek. I find discovering exactly what goes into producing the everyday objects we use fascinating. I realize to the people working the often tedious assembly line jobs their is probably nothing glorious about producing cars, crayons or lightbulbs. But to someone totally divorced from the process, it’s almost magic.
As an end user it’s both interesting and educational to see what exactly goes in to the products we use every day. Both what they are physically composed of, and what steps are taken to arrive at the end product. So when they put out the call asking if any of the P&G Moms were interested in visiting the Always Plant in Belleville I of course said, “Yes, please!”.
A chance to tour behind the scenes? My own real life version of How It’s Made? How could I pass that up? So in the morning I’ll be heading out on a tour of the Belleville Always Plant, where they make all of the Always products for the North American market. (See, learned something already. I had no clue Always pads were always made in Canada!)
If any of you are secretly curious to see exactly how Always products are made, follow along on my adventure! My camera died, so I’ll be taking picture with the Nokia phone that I reviewed awhile back. (Yes, it’s sad but true. My trusty ten year old digital camera kicked the bucket. Potential camera sponsors please form a line to the left. I’m hardworking and somewhat desperate.) I’ll try and get plenty of photos, take notes, and generally find all the nifty bits to report back to you.
I’m curious if anyone else’s curiosity is peeked? Or do you all think I’m a nutter for travelling 6 hours away to tour a factory where they make maxipads?
Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.