May 29 2019


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ford Gum Presentation

Ford Gum Presentation

Join us as George Stege trace back the history of Ford Gum
from the Founder Ford S. Mason who literally rode a horse
and buggy through the rural roads around Akron as a roofing
salesman before embarking on a career selling gum and
gumball machines. We’ll go through the ups and downs, the
bumps and bruises incurred along the way for more than a
century. Today Ford employs over 150 people on 3 shifts
5 days a week and we are the only remaining gumball
manufacturer in the United States as well as the only gum
manufacturer of Big League Chew world wide – all in Akron
NY. We will talk a bit about our physical facility which was
originally Wheat’s Dairy in Akron. We’ll explain how the gum

making process has changed through the years and the rea-
sons why Ford has been able to survive this long.

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