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Making a Wiffle Ball

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#1 kerrd5



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Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:53 PM

An American icon:

"The complete tour of Wiffle Ball Inc.'s one and only factory takes about 20 minutes. And that is with all the technical details left in.

"The top floor of the two-story cinderblock building off Connecticut's Route 8 is devoted to packing and storage. The ground floor has an aging wood-paneled office with five desks. And in the next room lies the heart of the 15-employee operation, where two injection-molding machines hum along to produce thousands of Wiffle Balls every day.

"In fact, every single Wiffle Ball that will sail across backyards this summer was produced here. Just like every single Wiffle Ball that has sailed across backyards since the factory opened in 1959.

"'You've got to stick with what works,' said Stephen Mullany who, along with his brother, David J. Mullany, runs the company that their grandfather started in 1953."


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