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Rubbed all over the world.

   Mentholatum, old and basic, might seem like something that's still made by elves in a hollow tree in Bavaria.
   Wrong.Mentho  
   [OK. Everyone here but me already knew that. I also didn't know that the product started in Wichita, Kansas, where I once lived. Work with me here.]
   A lot of it, and a lot of other stuff, is made in Orchard Park, where the company has its world HQ. The rest of it is made, and marketed, all over the world, by a company that's owned by another company that is based in Japan.
   But it is old. The brand celebrates 120 years this year. As outlined here:
- Mentholatum marks its 120th anniversary - Matt Glynn/The Buffalo News
   The company will mark the occasion in a novel way, planting 120 cherry trees on the grounds of its world headquarters in Orchard Park....
   Mentholatum is also donating $20,000 each to the Food Bank of Western New York and the Buffalo Zoo as part of its celebration planned for Thursday.

   Happy Birthday

-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News
[Photo of production manager John Dejac and CEO Akiyoshi Yoshida by Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News]

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