Thursday, September 23, 2010
Nutrilite vitamins are both the 1934 brainchild of Carl Rehnborg and the beginning of the huge MLM company you know as Amway. We took the tour of one of their facilities today. The plants that are used to provide the vitamins are all organically grown in the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil, and we saw the way they are rotated, how pests are controlled, and the care they use to ensure quality.
John got his photo taken with our guide, Deena, and Carl's son, Dr. Sam (okay, Dr. Sam was a cutout!):
Then, John got his photo taken with Carl himself (again, one of them is a cutout!)
John found a four-leaf clover -- and then everyone wanted a photo of it!
We saw some original machinery used to automate product control and packaging:
John got to play with worms:
And finally we meet a really smart goat (the one who found the shade under the table):
It made us feel healthier just to be around all those leafy plants and juicy fruits! But alas, there were no free samples at the end of the tour.