From whistles to chocolate, tours show how local products are made – Entertainment – The Columbus Dispatch


Visitors can visit American Whistle Corporation, Phoenix Bat and Anthony-Thomas Chocolates to learn how whistles, baseball bats and candies are made.

Ohio’s industrious spirit hasn’t flickered out.

Need proof? Whistles, baseball bats and chocolate treats are just a few of the products still manufactured around central Ohio, and the public is invited to tour those factories to witness the process themselves.

“It’s great to see that there’s still this spirit of making that’s still strong here in Columbus,” said Bridget Dinneen, the director of marketing & partnerships for American Whistle Corporation.

Whistles

AMERICAN WHISTLE CORPORATION, 6540 HUNTLEY ROAD

Contact: 614-846-2918, americanwhistle.com

The preferred tool of traffic guards and referees alike is the subject of these tours.

Who would have thought that metal whistles — those timeless auditory instruments — are not manufactured anywhere else in the United States but Columbus?

Well, it’s true, and a tour of the factory, which produces nearly a million whistles a year, will introduce guests to the city’s six-decade heritage of whistle-making. Step into the factory — opened in 1956 — to see how…

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