Sanford Corporation is a leading manufacturer of writing instruments of all kinds. In the 1990's, Sanford bought Empire Berol and Faber-Castell USA, to become the owner of many pencil brands, including Eberhard Faber, Berol, Empire, Blaisdell, and others. Most of the pencil manufacturing equipment of these companies was brought to the existing plant (formerly Eberhard Faber) in Lewisburg, Tennessee. In June, 2004, I had the privilege of touring this facility while vacationing in the area. Many of the photographs below can be enlarged by clicking on the image.
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