TV’s Made In America features Conn-Selmer’s Bach factory
5 December 2004
There was a familiar face at Conn-Selmer’s Vincent Bach factory, when television’sCheers star John Ratzenberger (“Cliff”) brought his popular new show, Made In America, to Elkhart, Indiana. As host of this television series, now in its second season, Ratzenberger travels the United States highlighting products and workers he believes capture the essence of American manufacturing. “This is the backbone of our civilization,” said Ratzenberger. “We’re manufacturers. Sure, we’re innovators and inventors, but manufacturing is our foundation. If they’re not here, who is going to build our products?” Ratzenberger was impressed with what he saw at the Bach factory. “You’ve got a plant filled with artisans here. They’re working in tolerances of less than ten-thousandths of an inch. These folks have to do it right the first time, every time.”
The second season of Made In America began airing on the Travel Channel in December of 2004. The show featuring Conn-Selmer will appear in January 2005. Conn-Selmer, the largest manufacturer of band and orchestral instruments and accessories in the United States, is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments. To contact Conn-Selmer, write to P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 USA. or visit the company’s web site.