Propane Tank Maker Featured on TV Show

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lite Cylinders in use on RV

Lite Cylinders in place on RV

The Lite Cylinder Co., a Franklin, Tenn.-based propane cylinder manufacturer, will be featured on The Science Channel’s popular show “How It’s Made,” premiering Friday (Jan. 21).

“We are excited for the Lite Cylinder make its television debut on ‘How It’s Made,'” Darrel Reifschneider, Lite Cylinder CEO, stated in a news release. “It is an excellent opportunity to show an international audience our unique product made start-to-finish right here in Franklin.”

The “How It’s Made” film crew visited the Lite Cylinder’s manufacturing facility in July to capture the entire manufacturing process. Hours of footage were condensed into an informative 4 1/2- minute segment detailing the intricate manufacturing and testing procedures to create a cylinder.

The Lite Cylinder is a propane cylinder made of a composite material that is translucent so propane levels are always visible, 30% lighter than steel cylinders and will not rust. The cylinders are used for grilling, boating, camping and hunting.

The segment will premiere at 9 p.m. EST. Visit for additional air times.

Founded in 2002, the Lite Cylinder Co. manufactures tens of thousands of cylinders in the U.S. for distribution worldwide. Cylinders are made in 10-, 20-, 25- and 33-pound sizes. The company is approved by the Department of Transportation and Transport Canada, as well as two European standards. For more information, visit or call (866) 412-LITE (5483).

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Winnebago Featured in ‘How It’s Made’ Show

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Winnebago Industries Inc. will be featured in a two-part episode of the hit show “How It’s Made” that airs on the Science Channel. The episodes, which feature how a Winnebago motorhome is made, will premier on Friday (Oct. 29) at 9 p.m. EST.

“We are extremely proud our company’s, top-notch manufacturing facilities and products were selected to be on ‘How It’s Made,'” said Winnebago Industries Chairman, CEO and President Bob Olson. “When people think RV, they think of Winnebago Industries, so being included in this show is a natural fit. The ‘How It’s Made’ episode did a great job of showing how our motorhomes are built from the ground up, and we’re excited for viewers to see the quality we put into each of our motor homes by our top-notch employees.”

Winnebago Industries operates what is clearly the largest and most sophisticated RV production facility in the world, with more than 2.5 million square feet situated on 570 acres in Forest City. With the use of automotive-styled assembly lines, Winnebago Industries is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers, while maintaining stringent quality standards.

“How It’s Made” is in its 16th season of showing viewers how the everyday objects people use become the things they are. “How It’s Made “is broadcast in over 180 countries throughout the world and translated into many different languages. The show airs on the Science Channel in the U.S., as well as on the Discovery Channel abroad.

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