Storm on Discovery

by Bob Johnson 0

Storm Products Inc. will be featured in an upcoming episode of "Factory Made," a documentary series that airs on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

The program takes viewers to factories all over the world to see how various things are made.

“To have our product showcased in this manor is very humbling," said Storm Production Manager Shane Blakeley. "The employees at Storm have put in countless hours and exerted a tremendous effort in helping us achieve [a high] level of quality." 

Storm President Dave Symes added, “We are very honored that Storm was selected to be part of this program. We have taken great strides to improve our production process, and we are pleased to share this with our customers. With this episode, we are hopeful that viewers will have an increased awareness and appreciation for the manufacturing of bowling balls and our sport.”

The Storm episode is scheduled to air on Thursday (April 1) at 8 p.m. Eastern. For any re-airings of the program, check out the TV listings section of Also visit Discovery's website for future airings:

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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