Louisville Slugger: Old-School Assembly Services

Located somewhat nearby our Cincinnati location, the world-famous Louisville Slugger has its museum and factory in one location. This gives visitors the ability to look at museum pieces in displays while seeing the baseball bats themselves being manufactured. Taking hunks of lumber and quickly machining them down for America’s pastime, the factory is a great example of assembly services and efficiency.

Some of the most famous names of American yore have swung a Louisville Slugger. In fact, some of the actual bats used by these legends are at the museum. So if you want to get a close-up look of a game-used bat swung by the Sultan of Swat Babe Ruth, it’s on display. Getting up close to these legends is a hit with the people, and the numbers prove it. According to Wikipedia, there are approximately 220,000 guests from around the world who visit every year.
Interesting artifacts aside, according to CMMS Software Solutions, the factory is quite a looker, as well. They ranked it the 12th-most beautiful factory in the world.Are you a trivia buff? The official Louisville Slugger website has a nifty page dedicated to facts and figures, odds and ends. We’ll let you read at your own pace, but we couldn’t resist including just a few of our favorites here:

  • The factory makes about 1.8 million bats every year, with nearly 3,000 produced every day (more during the busy time of Spring Training).
  • Half of the bats are made from northern white ash, the other half from maple.
  • The heaviest bat ever was swung by Edd Roush of the Cincinnati Reds—clocking in at 48 ounces.
Clearly, churning out 1.8 million baseball bats per year is an awesome display of assembly efficiency. We salute the Louisville Slugger experts who have turned this into a sweet science.
While we do not excel in baseball bat production (alas), we do excel in partnering with businesses to deliver assembly services that are right for them. Contact us to talk about which assembly services are a good fit for your Cincinnati-area business.
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