WD8DAS Visits the Heathkit Factory...

1980 Heathkit catalog - I spent many hours checking out the kits.

In spite of the Benton Harbor address, the factory was in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The factory as it looked in 1968.

The factory as it looked in 1975.

In 2009, I visted St. Joseph, Michigan.

Time for some "industrial tourism" - play "find the factory".

It is now home to a Whirlpool facility, and a number of small businesses.

Another view of the factory in 2009.

A 2009 view from the opposite end.

A few blocks away is the current home of Heathkit Educational Systems.

The surviving Heathkit company is tucked into a corner of a large industrial building.

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