Shelby Gem Factory - Factory

Formerly, factory tours were offered. However, they were discontinued – due to liability concerns attendant to the "very high temperatures and extremely bright light" and the unavailability of affordable insurance to cover the risk. Some of the furnaces burn at 5040 F.

Shelby Gem Factory - Factory

The factory features a museum, a showroom, and a theater and is a popular destination for schools, venture tours, and lapidary clubs. The 50-seat Art and Science theater shows visitors the differences between the processes that produce natural and man-made gems. Exhibits on-site include a lapidary machine visitors can try out for themselves to learn about gem cutting and a low-temperature model of a working crucible-furnace, along with photos of the now-off-limits factory floor.

Factory - Siting the factory

Before the advent of mass transportation, factories' needs for ever-greater concentrations of laborers meant that they typically grew up in an urban setting or fostered their own urbanization. Industrial slums developed, and reinforced their own development through the interactions between factories, as when one factory's output or waste-product became the raw materials of another factory (preferably nearby). Canals and railways grew as factories spread, each clustering around sources of cheap energy, available materials and/or mass markets. The exception proved the rule: even greenfield factory sites such as Bournville, founded in a rural setting, developed its own housing and profited from convenient communications systems.

Factory - Siting the factory

Regulation curbed some of the worst excesses of industrialization's factory-based society, a series of Factory Acts leading the way in Britain. Trams, automobiles and town planning encouraged the separate development of industrial suburbs and residential suburbs, with laborers commuting between them.

Factory - Governing the factory

Much of management theory developed in response to the need to control factory processes. Assumptions on the hierarchies of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled laborers and their supervisors and managers still linger on; however an example of a more contemporary approach to handle design applicable to manufacturing facilities can be found in Socio-Technical Systems (STS).

Food Factory - Home Factory

Also in May 2015, a true spinoff began airing in the U.S. on FYI. Home Factory is nearly identical to the original series, except that its products are non-food items found in and around the home, ranging from towels and brooms to rubber ducks and lawn flamingos.

Mud Factory - Factory Fest

Mud Factory created a music festival named Factory Fest, which held its first celebration on 30 January 2016 in Pančevo and held a second celebration on 18 February in Vranje. Bass player Nemanja Stanković explained the concept of the festival in an interview:

Factory Records - Factory Classical

In 1989, Factory Classical was launched with five albums by composer Steve Martland, the Kreisler String Orchestra, the Duke String Quartet (which included Durutti Column viola player John Metcalfe), oboe player Robin Williams and pianist Rolf Hind. Composers included Martland, Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith, Francis Poulenc, Dmitri Shostakovich, Michael Tippett, György Ligeti and Elliott Carter. Releases continued until 1992, including albums by Graham Fitkin, vocal duo Red Byrd, a recording of Erik Satie's Socrate, Piers Adams playing Handel's Recorder Sonatas, Walter Hus and further recordings both of Martland's compositions and of the composer playing Mozart.

Factory ship - Whaler factory

The 8,145-ton MV Nisshin Maru is the mothership of the Japanese whaling fleet and is the world's only remaining whaler factory ship. The ship is owned by Tokyo-based company Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. and is contracted by the Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research.

National Filling Factory, Georgetown - Factory

As demand for munitions grew, another factory was built at the site. The new building was called factory 2. Completion of the new factory increased the area of land used to 540 acre. Construction costs for the finished area were calculated to be £1,451,354. By June 1918 the factories employee numbers reached 11,088.

National Filling Factory, Georgetown - Factory

The factory was to be responsible for assembling 40,000 items of quick firing ammunition and 200,000 lbs of breech load cartridges on a weekly basis. Architects were consulted to draw up plans for a factory consisting of ammunition assembly rooms and areas for the filling of cartridges. Other buildings to be constructed included workshops, power station, offices, canteens, shifting houses, boiler house, staff accommodation and a railway station. Estimated construction costs were £160,000.

National Filling Factory, Georgetown - Factory

Sir Robert McAlpine construction company were selected to build the factory and commenced on 25 September 1915. David Lloyd George paid a visit to the factory and at the request of the board the new factory was to be called 'Georgetown' in homage to the minister. Production at the factory began in January 1916 with 200 women assembling cartridges. By the end of June staff numbers had grown to 3,229.

Mud Factory - Factory Fest

In August 2016, Mud Factory played at the 50th Zaječar Gitarijada. In June 2018, the band performed at the Exit Festival in Novi Sad. That same year, on 1 September, they performed at a music documentary festival at Niš.

Factory ship - Factory barges

Some barges are floating fish processing factories, which can be towed across navigable waters to receive catches from commercial fishing vessels. The barges often contain living quarters for the factory workers.

Marín Dolls Museum-Factory - Factory

Doll making at the Chiclana factory became a feminized job, using artisan production methods to create the hand made dolls. The original dolls were dressed in typical Andalusian flamenco attire. Others were produced later to depict costumes from other regions, such as the chulapa of Madrid and the Valencian fallas. Since its inception, it has demonstrated traditional doll making techniques, in hair, makeup, and facial expressions. The dolls are easily recognized by their dainty features and smiling faces. The factory has been a reference point for Andalusian economic activity.

Transparent Factory - Car factory

The factory originally assembled Volkswagen's luxury sedan, the Phaeton. It used 60,000 magnets in its fully automated assembly line. Spare capacity was also used to build Bentley Continental Flying Spur vehicles destined for the European market until 2006, when all work was transferred to Bentley's plant in Crewe, England. Production of the Bentley Flying Spur resumed in late 2013. The factory only handled final assembly. Operations such as stamping and welding and the painting of the steel bodies took place in Zwickau. Painted bodies arrived at the factory by truck. The other 1200 parts and 34 preassembled components were shipped to a logistics center and are transported to the factory by CarGoTrams that run on Dresden's public transport tracks. All vehicle production at the factory ended in March 2016, before restarting again in 2017. The Volkswagen ID.3 is to be produced here from late 2020.

Neutrino Factory - UK Neutrino Factory

There is a United Kingdom Neutrino Factory group.

Food Factory - Food Factory USA

In the FYI telecasts, Food Factory USA also uses only English units, instead of the metric system measurements used in the original three Food Factory seasons. Those seasons, as seen on Food Network Canada (as well in the United States as FYI and its predecessor, Bio), used metric measurements in the narration, with the FYI broadcasts also including metric with English conversions in the graphics. As aired in the U.S., the fourth season of Food Factory has no metric units of any kind (narration, graphics, or captions), but the closed captioning still uses Canadian spelling.

Factory ship - Factory squid jigger

A factory squid jigger is a specialized ship that uses powerful lights to attract squid and then "jigs" many thousands of hooked lures from hundreds of separate winches. These predominantly Japanese and Korean factory vessels and their crews may fish the oceans continuously for two years, periodically transferring their catch at the fishing grounds to larger refrigerated vessels.

Factory ship - Factory stern trawler

A factory stern trawler is a large stern trawler which has additional onboard processing facilities and can stay at sea for days or weeks at a time. A stern trawler tows a fishing trawl net and hauls the catch up a stern ramp. These can be either demersal (weighted bottom trawling); pelagic (mid-water trawling); or pair trawling, where two vessels about 500 metres apart together pull one huge net with a mouth circumference of 900 meters.