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The Longaberger Company, Newark, Ohio

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The Longaberger Company, Newark, Ohio

Anyone who's visited The Longaberger Company's headquarters knows there's no confusion about what they produce. Their seven-story offices are designed to look like a giant woven basket — specifically, their hand-crafted Longaberger Medium Market Basket … just 160 times larger. And no details were spared: It features two gold leaf–painted tags (725 pounds each) and is topped off with heated basket handles to prevent icing.