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Paid | iTunes Aired: 1/14/2012

Season 5, Episode 3
The Mack Titan has over 10 tons of chrome and steel, packing 605 horsepower and a 200-ton towing capacity. This new truck is built right here in the U.S. at Mack's 1 million-square-foot factory in Macungie, Pa. With a high level of customization, nearly every truck that rolls off the line is different. This makes automating the production process nearly impossible, so the work on the Titan is done almost entirely by hand. Manning several assembly lines and production facilities, this factory is powered by old-fashioned sweat and elbow grease. While many companies have switched to automated painting, Mack still paints all vehicles by hand. And all parts, including the monstrous engine, are inspected to ensure they meet Mack standards before installation occurs. When the final product drives off the production line, the Titan will tackle some of the toughest jobs in the trucking industry.

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Paid | VUDU Aired: 3/17/2011

Season 4, Episode 7
Coca-Cola reaches more countries than there are in the United Nations, and it takes a power factory to provide a beverage consumed in over 99 percent of the populated world. The machines in a bottling plant pump out almost 800 bottles per minute, utilizing specialized --air-veyor-- belts to maximize efficiency. Canned Cokes are filled at an astonishing rate of up to 1,700 cans per minute in a process more complex than meets the eye. And, Coca Cola Company's worldwide supply chain is executed without ever revealing the beverage's famously secret formula.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 3/25/2010

Season 3, Episode 7
Go behind the scenes as Ultimate Factories explores manufacturing goliaths and brings to life some of the greatest one-of-a-kind factories in the world.

Free | Xfinity Posted: 6/9/2012

One of the most sophisticated jets in the world is manufactured in pieces from four different European countries.

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