If you have never been on a factory tour before, keep in mind:
~ Wear comfortable walking shoes (or sneakers).
You will do a lot of walking and the floors are hard.
~ Although the factory is clean, there will be some sawdust (as expected in a working factory), and there is always the possibility of brushing up against some equipment so...
I would recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty. It probably won't happen, but if it does you won't be upset with yourself:-)
~ Speaking of clothing, it should be obvious but I'll mention it anyway. Loose clothing and or jewelry is not a good idea around working machinery.
Your hosts will of course do everything to keep you out of harms way, but people still tend to wander a bit.
~ And speaking of wandering, please don't :-)
Stay with the group, your host will let you know when it's ok to go somewhere on your own.
And please do not try to pet/feed/ or talk to the working employees. They are doing the job they are paid to do, you shouldn't be interrupting them.
Bob, if you want to add anything or correct anything I've said, please feel free to jump in.
Originally posted by Stevester:
As for photos. With a background in industrial marketing and sales I can understand and I fully respect Steinwayâ€™s policy. I have been in facilities where people wonâ€™t even answer questions let alone let you bring a camera so I think we should be happy just to get inside. I am sure Steinway will make what allowances they feel comfortable with. Again, I think it best to fully respect Steinwaysâ€™ wishes.
Steve is right about this one.
I keep teasing Steinway hoping they might open up a little more (as we've experienced with some other companies tours). However, it is their house and their right to set the policies.
I'm happy to see another Steinway tour being organized, I'd like to see it become at least a yearly event. Wish I could join you for this one.