Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 Tuesday May 2, 2006 [/b]Pictures of 2006 tour[/b]
Forums name, Forums Member Number, Real Name, Location (City/Town, State). Also need info on your guest(s) if you are bringing any.
This is a fantastic tour! Mason & Hamlin does a wonderful job of hosting, and the tour is amazing.
Before we finalize the tour list, I'll need your real name, forums name, forums member number, and where you are from.Details[/b]
Date:[/b] Tuesday, May 2 The tour will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Watch this post for updates
(I will probably be hanging out in the parking lot until just before start time, watching for attendees).
Duration:[/b] Plan on most of the day.
Pictures:[/b] Yes, you can take pictures (as long as you don't interfere with the work going on).
Lunch[/b] Will be served. Usually sandwhiches, soda, chips, spring water. (if you have special dietary restrictions, let me know)
Tour Size Limit:[/b]
To make the PianoWorld Tour safe and enjoyable, we need to cap the attendance on the Tour to a
maximum of 25 people[/b].
Attending:[/b] (the * indicates we have your information)
- RedTop *
- Monster M&H *
- John Citron *
- rtaorm *
- IrishMak + 1 *
- Virginia Prescott *
- Eric S *
- Tony Halter *
- Brenda Halter *
- John Makely *
- Ed Bonacci *
- John Williams *
- Jeremy Gloo (A441)*
- Roberta Lang *
- CTPianotech *
- reliv4all + 1 *
- Jeffo + 3 *
Total = 23What You Will See[/b] http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/22/67.html
(2005 tour) http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/22/52.html
(pictures from 2004 tour)
The Mason & Hamlin
web site Interesting Factoid:
If you search Google for Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour ... we have the top 2 slots :-)
Costs[/b] There is no charge for the tour. You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.
Keep in mind you will be touring a live factory in full production mode. Lots of dangerous machinery, tools, and many people moving around.
The group needs to stay together, stay out of the way of the workers, and LISTEN to what the tour director (Bruce Clark) is saying.
We do a LOT of walking (and standing). Wear comforable shoes and clothes. The factory is clean (other than sawdust), but you may brush up against a piece of machinery, pile of wood etc.
Our thanks to the Burgett's (owners), our own Cecil Ramirez (national sales rep), Bruce Clark (piano designer, technician, and tour moderator), and all the other fine folks at Mason & Hamlin for hosting this event.Date for the Piano World Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour is...
May 2, 2006[/b]
FYI, the factory is in Haverhill, MA (pronounced Heyvrill). About 45 minutes north of Boston.
If any PianoWorld members would like to stay in Haverhill overnight, there is a Best Western Merrimack Valley Lodge nearby. www.bwmerrimackvalley.com
This is the hotel M&H uses to accommodate their dealers (and themselves) when they host training seminars.
The hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the factory.
Mason & Hamlin Piano Company
35 Duncan St. Haverhill, MA 01830 www.masonhamlin.com
Satellite shot courtesy of Keyhole http://www.keyhole.com/
Another View (red balloon is factory, white arrow is parking).
I will need your forums name, real name, and where you are from (town/city & state).
If you are bringing a guest, I will need their name and where they are from as well.
If your name hasn't been posted in the first post of this topic, I haven't counted you as part of the group yet.
If your name is there, but you can't make it, please let me know a.s.a.p. so we can open your spot for somebody else.
firstname.lastname@example.org [subject line: Mason & Hamlin 2006 Tour]
As in the past, the tour group is limited to 25 people.
Please see the link at the top of the page for info about past tours.
If you are attending, please bring/wear comfortable shoes, we do a LOT of walking!
Pictures are allowed/encouraged.
Although the factory is clean (other than sawdust), there are a lot of machines (with protrusions, and possibly grease), and a lot of people working.
I will post additional details as I get them.