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Stormy Kromer Factory Tour

1238 Wall St, Ironwood, MI 49938-1763
+1 888-455-2253
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Fantastic!

Great tour guide. The tour was very informative and interesting. The SK hats are the main... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shannon m
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Excellent Tour

This is a great local business making warm outdoor wear but especially known for their hats...which... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
culaugh2012
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Back in 1903, the Original Stormy Kromer Cap was built with quality fabric, carefully handcrafted in the U.S. It was authentic, rugged and durable - perfect for George "Stormy" Kromer, a hard-working railroad engineer. After repeatedly losing his cap on the windy locomotive, he asked his wife Ida to make him a new one, with a snug, pulldown earband to keep it in place. The popularity of that first cap launch a small and successful business. In 2001, the Jacquart family in Ironwood, Michigan, bought the company and brought Stormy Kromer to their thriving sewing factory - Jacquart Fabric Products. Today, we produce a full line of quality, rugged, American made outdoor apparel that is sold all over the world. We offer free tours of our factory every weekday at 1:30 pm - so you can see for yourself how Stormy Kromer caps are made, along with a variety of other products made in this industrial sewing facility. Our Factory Store and Museum is open Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 and Saturdays from 9:00-12:00.
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1238 Wall St, Ironwood, MI 49938-1763
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guide. The tour was very informative and interesting. The SK hats are the main attraction, but it was fun to hear and watch many other items made.

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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming and so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is a great local business making warm outdoor wear but especially known for their hats...which are made extremely well...and are warm...The tour was informative and knowledgeable...Highly recommend

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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed your tour!!

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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

Great place , to hear the story of their history is neat . Take the tour and see small town pride and a small business that knows how to brand and market their products. Be careful over the years I️ have acquired a slew of...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great background and informative tour of an excellent american made product. Tour took you through the raw material to packaging. Fun way to see the products made and the quality that goes into each piece.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

LOVED our tour of the SK Factory! Bob Jacquart “The Owner” was our tour guide. Says that he is known to pick up the slack on Fridays with the 1:30 tour. Factory store was typical and full of great merchandise. Lots of historical and “Stormy...More

2  Thank ChickieVurch
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

The tour was very interesting. Lots of history and quality, American-made clothing, cat towers and bedding. The people making the items were very friendly, as was the tour guide.

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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting - and for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy factory tours and this one was no exception. The story and evolution of the company is inspiring and it is refreshing to see quality products made in the USA! The diversity of products made by the parent company and SK was an...More

1  Thank Charlie M
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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

We're so glad you stopped for the tour! And thanks as well for taking the time to post a review.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We were staying in the Mellen area in July and had a day that was rainy and 54 degrees. We packed up the crew and headed to the Sormy Kromer Factory tour. Our group was 6 adults and 6 children ages 1 to 8. The...More

1  Thank RIMASK
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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thanks for visiting us! Hope you enjoyed your time in our area.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Tent sale had many bargains. Factory tour was interesting; story of its history enhanced the tour. Lucky us, the owner gave us the tour which lasted 1.5 hours! Amazing all the things they make and how enterprising the owner is to find new products to...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Went on the free factory tour available everyday at 1:30 pm. Good description of the company's history since 1903 and how it was bought and revitalized in 2001 by Jacquard fabrics. Saw the factory floor for not only Kromer hats and apparel but also dog...More

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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thanks for visiting! So glad you enjoyed it.

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