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"ULTIMATE FACTORIES" PREMIERES ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH ON CNBC

(ALL TIMES ARE IN ET)

A new series, ULTIMATE FACTORIES, premieres on Friday, August 17th at 9pm ET.

Friday, 08/17/2012:

9PM ULTIMATE FACTORIES

12AM ULTIMATE FACTORIES

"Ultimate Factories"

This documentary series takes us behind the scenes of the world’s greatest manufacturing goliaths, bringing to life some of the most fascinating factories in the world. From a tour of Caterpillar’s six mega-plants to Budweiser’s state-of-the-art brewing complex, get exclusive access to the world’s Ultimate Factories.

Episode subjects include:

• IKEA (premiering Friday, August 17th)

• Harley Davidson

• Budweiser

• John Deere

• Caterpillar

• Winnebago

• UPS

• Peterbilt

About CNBC:

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