In May of 2007, we broke ground on our new production facility. Designed and built with our own hands, it was quite an adventure. We utilized strawbale construction, for its aesthetic and energy-efficient properties. This building method was developed in the Sandhills of Nebraska over 100 years ago and has recently been regaining popularity, as a sustainable and environmentally responsible building method. The bale walls are over two feet thick and provide tremendous insulation from our dramatic temperature fluctuations, as well as from noise and wind. This, coupled with passive-solar design properties, has already proven to be extremely efficient. The building turned out beautiful - it is a true pleasure to go to work each day.