By Kevin Godbee
In Part II, and the conclusion of our Orlik Factory Video Tour, you will see some interesting contrasts in production. There is some highly impressive automated machinery, but the video opens showing the handwork that goes into making of Luxury Bull’s Eye Flake. Watch carefully as the intro photo slideshow goes right into the Luxury Bull’s Eye Flake production as the music continues. We kept the music going here as there was a lot of noise from the factory and all of the conversion was inaudible.
Next, you get to see the de-stemming machine, which is actually called a "threshing machine". The process of de-stemming tobacco is referred to as threshing. You get to see the casing machine in action, and much more. After the video we have a few photos of parts that weren’t shown.
|Davidoff Tins in Production||Troels Mikkelsen Holds a Slab of Pressed Tobacco||Packing Pouches of Orlik Golden Sliced|
|The Flakes in the Pouches of Orlik Golden Sliced are Quite Long||How Orlik Golden Sliced Looks in the Pouch||Here’s a Tease. Capstan has lots of fans in the U.S., but it is not currently exported here.|
Kevin Godbee is the Operating Manager of Right Click Media, LLC, which is the the owner & publisher of PipesMagazine.com. Kevin started smoking pipes and cigars in 1998 and started the online magazine & community site, Cigar-Review.com in 2005. The site was acquired in 2008 and no longer exists. PipesMagazine.com was launched in 2009.
In the beginning of his career, Kevin worked in the hobby and specialty toy business for 16 years in sales, marketing, advertising and product development for three different manufacturers, and with his own company.
Over the last 10 years working in the online business, he has become an expert in Internet Marketing and SEO. Kevin is also a Certified Salesforce Tobacconist (CST) through Tobacconist University. In his spare time he sings, plays guitar, cooks, and takes long walks on the beach. (Seriously, you should see how tan he is right now.)