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cataloging work, inspiration, and other noteworthy things

factory.

The evolution of the Tactile sweet potato box was an unexpected adventure. In the world of potato farming there is an expanding need for stronger, better, more consistent boxes. Taking the concept on as a design exercise, we built a small factory in our rural WKSP.. including several custom manufacturing machines and a 75' assembly line.

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With production utilizing 80,000 lbs of rough sawn white oak lumber daily, we quickly learned how to handle large capacities of materials.  We have several truckers hauling in logs and shipping out boxes. To meet our production demand, we had to build our own sawmill. At the end of last season, it was operating 24 hours a day.. cutting over 20,000 board feet daily. Our 18-person factory produces a 400 lb box every 1.5 minutes on an automated assembly line.. by most accounts the best on the market. It may not be art, but there is an art to it.

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