100+ Years of British Car-Making at the MINI Oxford Plant

We interview three employees whose families have a long history with the carmaker

by Michael Frank In an age when automakers are suddenly front and center in potential trade wars, it’s important to take a step back and realize that these companies—regardless of where they manufacture—employ human beings. The impacts of trade disputes will affect the bottom lines of companies, and those impacts will most hurt the people who’ve given their lives to the carmakers. This isn’t just …

Savage Jerky Co’s Beef and Bacon Offerings

All-natural, small-batch snacks that pack a punch

This isn’t the same jerky one will find in row upon row at a gas station while mid-road trip. It’s substantially better. In fact, Savage Jerky was created—with the help of three Kickstarter campaigns since 2014—after its founders Brad, Michelle and Mason Summey noticed that all the jerky they crossed in gas stations was dry and boring. They launched their family-owned brand with a goal …

Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company

Exploring production at three European locations and learning from the 11th generation CEO

Chances are, you’re drinking wine wrong. It’s likely that you do not even know what it’s really supposed to taste like. We aren’t talking about trendy wine clubs, refrigerator temperatures, or even what kind of wine you should be drinking—this is about wine glasses. Riedel’s business is built around designing the perfect glass for different styles of wine. After venturing to the Czech Republic, Austria …