My senior year of college, Kim Sherman, one of my design professors at RIT, took me and my friend Sam Aquillano on a tour of the most environmentally and socially conscience factories (yes a factory) that I had ever seen. I still haven't been another like it.
They had a windmill generating electricity. They were recycling the heat given off by the machines and using it to heat the building. They had parts of the plant that were built to LEED standards, before there were LEED standards. Best of all, they weren't just "green" for green's sake, the initiatives they were taking on reduced cost and helped them provide great work to their clients. Most of what the owner, Bob Bechtold, was talking about flew right over my head, but I knew that one day I was going to make something there.
That factory is Harbec Inc., located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Rochester, in Ontario, New York. They are responsible for molding the tip that will be on your Stylus Caps. This weekend I visited Harbec and Mark Manzoni, the project manager for the Stylus Cap tips, and got to check in on the progress they are making with the tip refinements. Let's take a look in the video below.
But, there is one more thing...
I have a confession to make. I haven't told you everything I have been working on for the Stylus Caps. In fact, there is a key feature I've kept secret, waiting until I knew I had it worked out. It's time to reveal that feature. Make sure you watch the video through to the very end and I don't think you will be disappointed.