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!
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 November 18 07:00 AM PCN Tours SteelStacks Campus and ArtsQuest Center Tuesday November 19 07:00 AM PCN Tours Strong Spas Tuesday November 19 06:00 PM PCN Tours Strong Spas Wednesday November 20 07:00 AM PCN Tours Structural Modulars, Inc. Wednesday November 20 07:30 AM PCN Tours Tait Towers Thursday November 21 07:00 AM PCN Tours Sunny Hill Farm Belgians Thursday November 21 07:40 AM PCN Tours Three Mile Island Thursday November 21 06:00 PM PCN Tours Sunny Hill Farm Belgians Thursday November 21 06:40 PM PCN Tours Three Mile Island Friday November 22 07:00 AM PCN Tours Sunrise Soap Company Friday November 22 09:45 AM PCN Tours Hershey Violins Friday November 22 05:25 PM PCN Tours Furmano's Tomatoes Sunday November 24 06:00 PM PCN Tours Bluett Brothers Violins Sunday November 24 06:30 PM PCN Tours Jaindl Turkey Farms
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.