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Musgrave Pencil Company Inc. Factory Tour

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Describe the Activity: 

The Musgrave Pencil Company has produced pencils since the year 1916, and it was a pioneer in pencil manufacturing in Shelbyville. It is presently one of the most successful manufacturers of pencils in the country. When you visit the factory, you will learn about the interesting process of manufacturing wood-cased pencils as well as the history of the famous company. A tour of the factory is particularly interesting and educational for kids, because pencils are things that they use almost everyday. Musgrave pencils are renowned for their quality, so it will be a great privilege to get the chance to see how the factory makes these famous pencils. 

Time Details: 

Half day for tour, plus travel time.

Submission Details: 

One per school per semester.

Outcome of the Activity: 
Students will have the opportunity to see how advanced manufacturing allows natural materials to be combined and processed to create a product they use everyday-pencils!
Activity Address: 
701 W. Lane St.
37160 Shelbyville , TN
United States
35° 29' 8.0232" N, 86° 28' 13.4256" W
Tennessee US
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