The National Association of Manufacturers provides us with a visit to the American Refining Group and its Bradford, Pa., refinery.

President and COO Harvey Golubock walks us through the facility, the oldest continuously operating refinery in the United States. We learn about fractionation, distillates and wastewater treatment at the plant, which refines only Pennsylvania crude.

Pennsylvania is, of course, the birthplace of the American oil industry. Good to see it still making a productive contribution to the state's economy. Many thanks to the Pennsylvania Cable Network for making the video available for wider distribution as a Cool Stuff Being Made presentation.

And did you read about this week's groundbreaking in Port Arthur, Tex., for the largest oil refinery in the United States?

Access this 9-minute, 9-second video by clicking on the link below.