Come take a behind the scenes tour and learn more about what makes this Commonwealth a great place to live and work with PCN Tours. Each tour is led by a representative of the facility, allowing the viewer to experience television unscripted!
The show is currently on hiatus over the summer. Stay tuned for new episodes in September. In the meantime, you can catch your favorite episodes daily at 7 AM and 6 PM.
If you would like to suggest a PA manufacturer or museum, contact us. PCN does not charge or receive payment for producing a walking tour.
Weekly PCN Tours Schedule
Monday July 15 07:00 AM PCN Tours American Tinning & Galvanizing Monday July 15 07:40 AM PCN Tours Mini Golf Inc. Monday July 15 12:00 PM PCN Tours Tex Visions Monday July 15 01:00 PM PCN Tours GK Elite Sportswear Monday July 15 02:00 PM PCN Tours Straub Brewery Monday July 15 03:00 PM PCN Tours Timberhaven Log and Timber Homes Monday July 15 03:55 PM PCN Tours Smooth-On Monday July 15 04:45 PM PCN Tours Great Coasters International Monday July 15 05:10 PM PCN Tours Shriners Hospitals for Children Monday July 15 06:00 PM PCN Tours American Tinning & Galvanizing Monday July 15 06:40 PM PCN Tours Mini Golf Inc. Monday July 15 09:00 PM PCN Tours Ames Company Landscape Tools Monday July 15 09:45 PM PCN Tours Disston Precision Saws Monday July 15 10:30 PM PCN Tours Lycoming County Resource Management Monday July 15 11:05 PM PCN Tours Tex Visions Tuesday July 16 12:05 AM PCN Tours GK Elite Sportswear Tuesday July 16 01:05 AM PCN Tours Straub Brewery Tuesday July 16 02:05 AM PCN Tours Timberhaven Log and Timber Homes Tuesday July 16 03:00 AM PCN Tours Smooth-On Tuesday July 16 03:50 AM PCN Tours Great Coasters International Tuesday July 16 04:15 AM PCN Tours Shriners Hospitals for Children Tuesday July 16 04:50 AM PCN Tours Ames Company Landscape Tools Tuesday July 16 05:35 AM PCN Tours Disston Precision Saws Tuesday July 16 06:20 AM PCN Tours Lycoming County Resource Management Tuesday July 16 07:00 AM PCN Tours Arcelor Mittal - Coatesville Tuesday July 16 07:20 AM PCN Tours Kreider Farms Tuesday July 16 11:00 AM PCN Tours Wert Bookbinding Tuesday July 16 12:00 PM PCN Tours Big Spring Spirits Tuesday July 16 01:00 PM PCN Tours Kountry Kraft Cabinets Tuesday July 16 02:00 PM PCN Tours Shade Mountain Naturals
An Article from PCN Tours Producer Larry Kaspar
Putting Together PCN Tours
By: Larry Kaspar, Senior Producer and Host
“Assembly required” are words some people dread reading. Often there’s a cartoon next to them to soften the blow that shows a hapless guy with crumpled instructions scratching his head and a bike with the handlebars where the seat should be.
Me, they make my heart sing. I run for the toolbox. I actually take inventory of the parts before I dive in. Who does that?
Anyone who’s seen and enjoyed PCN Tours knows what I mean. The series shows how things are made in Pennsylvania.
Back in 1995, Harley-Davidson in York was a logical place to start. Their motorcycles inspire a unique brand of loyalty. We asked them to do the narration as the bikes went down the production line. That’s it. No professional voice-over, no script, strictly spontaneous. That simple, durable formula endures to this day.
Ever see a wad of Silly Putty as large as your sofa?
At the factory, the Silly Putty ingredients are put into a re-purposed dough kneader to mix them together. You know how when you kneaded Silly Putty in your fingers, the air bubbles made little cracking sounds? Well, the popping sounds at the factory might send you running for cover. They sound like gunshots. No kidding.
Take Martin Guitars in Nazereth. If you play acoustic guitar, this place is mecca. When you see the craftsmanship here, you gain an appreciation for guitars, whether or not you’re a musician.
These older episodes are a glimpse into the past, but viewers still stay in touch by giving us tips for new shows. Next time you’re intimidated by an assembly job, here’s a tip: don’t do it on a deadline. Then take a deep breath, take the plunge, and create.
PCN Tours airs on cable on Sundays at 7 PM, and streams on your device with the PCN Select streaming service.
On Demand - PCN Tours Fall 2018-2019
On Demand - PCN Tours Classics