Hunter factory/campus pics

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  1. hunterpreferred

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    Droid pics 1136.jpg Hey guys, I just got back from the Hunter factory in San Diego. Wanted to share a few pics with all of you. The pics do not do it justice and keep in mind these are cell phone pics. This place is amazing.

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  2. Wet_Boots

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    "Where are all the strippers?" :p
     
  3. Mike Leary

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    I'd rather see pics of the Imperial factory in Lenexa, Kansas. :clapping:
     
  4. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

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    I'm amazed that they let you take those. Most companies have a no cameras allowed policy on those kinds of tours!
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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    Nice to see they kept the old turntable PGP assembly platform. :)
     
  6. hunterpreferred

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    They have come a long way from assembling PGP's by hand at that assembly station.
    The first thing they said was feel free to take pictures, none of the pictures are very telling of anything.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

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    What impressed me at my visit, was the production equipment, that was built, rather than purchased. They looked much more compact than molding equipment that I remembered.
     
  8. hunterpreferred

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    I agree, it's incredible how much time and engineering goes into making the molds and creating products from scratch. Was the new distribution center built yet when you visited the facility? 140k square foot solar powered building is impressive.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    It was the co-generation that was featured back when I visited. The in-house-designed production equipment was attributed to the fact, that with personnel making molds having free time, it made sense for them to them to create some molding equipment.
     
  10. Mike Leary

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    It was Ed Hunter, after all his years with Toro, that decided "build-from-scratch-in-house" was the way. He pioneered many innovations, including the "Stream-Rotor"; a hell of a nice guy, and I miss him. :)
     

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