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A Tour of Chelsea, Michigan

Jiffy Factory • Chelsea Teddy Bear Co. • Washtenaw County

 

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Jiffy is a brand of baking mixes marketed by the Chelsea Milling Company in Chelsea, Michigan, that has been producing mixes since 1930. They are known for the products being packaged in a small, blue box.

 

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Jiffy was created as the first prepared baking mix in the United States by Mabel White Holmes. The company is now run and managed by her grandson, Howdy Holmes, a former Indianapolis 500 and CART driver.

 

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The company currently employs 350 workers and produces 1.6 million boxes of its products each day. Chelsea Milling Company does not advertise. They rely on word of mouth as a way to get their product out on the market.

 

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Chelsea Teddy Bear Company's new location is 400 North Main Street, downtown Chelsea in the historic Clock Tower complex. Factory tours - for groups of all ages - includes tour of warehouse facility and assembly stations. Tours every non-holiday Saturday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Weekdays & groups by appointment.

 

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Historic "Village of Chelsea" sign

 

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Chelsea is home to celebrities Jeff Daniels (actor/comedian), Dwight E. Beach (U.S. Army General) and Tony Scheffler (Detroit Lions player).

 

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