Bonner Family Factory Tour
I must say that I CANNOT stress this enough – the people at the Malibu factory do not know a stranger. They are all super nice – everyone! Everyone you pass will shake your hand and greet you. They all want to talk to you and tell you thank you for coming by. I got to meet CEO Jack Springer (a fellow native Texan). We shared our disappointment of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. Very nice guy – could have talked to him all day. The lady at the front desk is a fellow University of Alabama fan and graduate! Roll Tide! Dennis Kelley, our tour guide, has been with Malibu for over 20 years and really knows his stuff. Everyone treats you like they have known you for years – a truly great bunch of people that take pride in their work and it shows!
Me, my wife Jennifer, and my 10-year-old son Logan arrived at 1 p.m.. The super nice lady at the front desk (the Bama fan) handed us a bunch of FREE malibu factory tour shirts and my son got a free remote control Malibu. We were given our safety goggles, stopped by the restroom, and out onto the plant floor we went. Our tour lasted for 2 hours – like I said, these people love to talk to you. They never rush you and they will answer all of your questions. They don’t mind you getting in there with them and looking around. I was afraid they would not let us get close – nothing could be further from the truth. We got up close and personal with everyone and every process – truly awesome.