Vic Firth featured on CBS Sunday Morning

Drum stick tycoon and legendary Boston Symphony timpanist was recently featured on CBS’ Sunday Morning Show.  It’s a pretty good read as long as you ignore all the drummer puns.

Source: CBS.com

What do legendary drummer Buddy Rich, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, and master chef Mario Batali have in common?

The tools of their trade.

Drumsticks of all kinds … along with pepper mills and rolling pins … are all made by Vic Firth at his factory in Newport, Maine.

“Are you surprised at how successful your company has become?” Mitchell asked.

“Am I surprised? Maybe shocked is a better word!” Firth laughed.

Even today, in the midst of the recession, Vic Firth’s factory turns out between 85,000 and 90,000 drumsticks a day!

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