Watch this episode of PCN Tours to see the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia and learn how coins are made. You’ll see how the coins are pressed and learn about the history of the U.S. Mint, all the way back to 1792.
The Gilson Board is the newest, most playful and buttery snowboard design on the market. On this tour, see the science behind the board, or just enjoy the beauty of boards that are carved out of Pennsylvania Poplar. Enjoy this episode of PCN Tours as we continue through the winter season.
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services is an in-house facility at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. They specialize in making custom orthopedic braces and artificial limbs to meet the unique needs of each patient. They offer a full range of upper and lower extremity orthotics and prosthetics for a wide […]
For over 49 years, Kountry Kraft has experienced steady growth. What budded in a one-car garage in 1959 has bloomed into a modern 96,000 square foot facility. To maintain a focus on detail and craftsmanship, the Kountry Kraft factory is kept current, tooled with the newest and most accurate industry equipment. Computerized panel saws, dovetailing machines, pneumatic assembly systems, and the latest in high-quality finishing equipment-it’s all at Kountry Kraft.
Gertrude Hawk had to support her family after her father died and her mother became ill. In 1915, she began working in a local candy shop in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was here that she learned how to make chocolate. In 1936, she knew it was time to start her own business. That’s when the first […]
With about two weeks before the 2018 General Election, the state party chairs will be on the PCN Call-In Program to discuss Election 2018. Val DiGiorgio, Republican State Committee Chair; and Nancy Patton Mills, Democratic State Committee Chair will take your calls about the upcoming election.
They design and build all types of wooden roller coasters, but Great Coaster International specializes in rides they call “twisters.” They give the rider the acrobatic thrills of a modern coaster, while keeping the nostalgic look of the classic version intact. Their first project was the Wildcat in Hersheypark in 1996. They followed up there in 2000 with the Lightning […]
Investment casting is a process that involves pouring molten alloys into precise molds that have high-quality internal surfaces. The resulting smooth surface on a casting requires little finishing to achieve required specifications. PPCP makes valves, pumping equipment, oil and gas machinery, and other castings for a diverse range of needs and industries. They say they […]
In the roaring twenties, soon after The Great Depression, several great shirt makers, mostly first generation immigrants, banded together to move out of New York City and away from its urban problems, high costs, and rackets. They decided upon a rural area about four hours outside of New York City in Pennsylvania. Among them was […]
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