Sabian’s New Factory Museum Celebrates 30th Anniversary
As part of its year-long 30th Anniversary celebration, Sabian has opened a museum at its factory in Meductic, NB, Canada. Designed to house artifacts, awards and memorabilia from the past three decades, the Museum will serve as an introduction to the cymbal-maker’s history for factory visitors and employees. The museum also features important photographic records of the factory’s past. The images in the gallery capture an era that extends back to the 1970s and show the very first artisans at work in the factory, using traditional manufacturing processes still used today.
“It’s easy for important moments in any company’s history to be forgotten as time passes, so it was important for us to start the process of archiving those moments now,” says manager of Canadian sales & artist relations Terry Ryan, who headed up the museum committee. “In our case, the history of the factory is very closely tied to the history of the community. We have families who at this point have had three generations working at Sabian.”
The Museum will be open year-round during factory hours. For information on a tour of the Sabian Factory and a visit to the Museum, call (506) 272-2019.