Making/Manufacturing Outings


#1

HI, all –

I don’t have any specific ideas or connections, but I was wondering how much interest there would be in organized visits to local making/manufacturing sites – whether it’s industrial, food/beverage, arts/crafts, . . .


#2

So I work at the drinking water plant - I guess you could think of it as “manufacturing” clean water? Regardless it is a really, really cool plant. We have free tours at flexible hours, if anyone is interested I can send out a doodle poll and coordinate times with my boss.


#3

It’s been on my mind for a while to pay a visit to some of our fellow makerspaces. Would either of you be interested in a mini (one-day) road trip to someplace like the foundry in buffalo, TVCOG in Troy, or even as close as Binghamton?


#4

@Erica_Gardner, I think that would be a really cool outing. Maybe now that the holidays are over, we can look into doing that. Is that something that members’ kids could also attend?

@Elliot_Wells, I would be up for some visits to other spaces, but probably not until Feb.


#5

Yep, members’ kids could also attend!


#6

Looks like Finger Lakes Distilling in Burdett offers tours


They also have a Make Your Own Gin package, but it’s a little pricey ($1000 flat fee for 1-14 people)

There are also some other distilleries a little bit closer, but I’m not sure if they offer tours