The Wilson Football factory in Ada, Ohio, makes about 4,000 footballs a day and employs about 120 full-time workers. Every National Football League ball is made at the site, which opened in 1955. The balls are handcrafted from cowhide that has been treated, softened, steamed and laced.
Aug. 28, 2013 Cheryl Crisenbery sews together pieces of inside-out leather and fabric, creating a seamless edge on one of the 4,000 footballs made each day at the Wilson Football Factory in Ada, Ohio. Ty Wright/For The Washington Post Buy Photo