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“American made.”

Stormy Kromer Factory Tour
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Ironwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Stopped by to take the tour while on a day trip to the area. Interesting operation; love the hats and found out that they make all the pet beds for Foster and Smith. Friendly folks here proud of carrying on the Stormy Kromer tradition.

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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2016

We sure are proud of our factory and our workers, happy to hear that came through on the tour. Thanks for visiting, and also taking the time to leave this review.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Employees were pleasant and seemed proud of their work. The tour guide was upbeat and informative. I learned some things about Stormy Kromer that I hadnt known before. Well made American product. It is nice to tour a company so rich with history. Worth the drive from Houghton.

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Gina T, Owner at Stormy Kromer Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2016

Hi Letitia, thanks for making the drive and glad you enjoyed it!

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