We can make the world a better place to live in.
Based on the current state-of-affairs, a positive path forward is pretty obvious:
Healthy societies exist when power is distributed amongst the many—not concentrated between a few. True power is derived from controlling capital goods—the materials, machines, and buildings required to make stuff to sell. Technology, particularly automation and robotics, is democratizing the ability to manufacture and making it accessible to more people, without the need for amassing capital which has traditionally been a barrier of entry to entering industry. The window of opportunity to decentralize industry is right now, when few have yet to take advantage of these state-of-the-art technologies.
To put it simply: whoever controls the robots, controls the money. That’s where we come in.
GFC develops industry tools for small businesses and manufactures consumer products that empower people.
We make truck campers that help people connect with themselves, with each other, and with their environment—but we also care abouthow those campers are made. So we develop the automated systems required to make them, and manufacture everything in-house in Belgrade, Montana.
By using automation, we’re able to create a better, more empowering work environment for our employees; and because we strive to create a flat company structure, profits are distributed more evenly too, meaning that no one who works for GFC gets left behind.
This fight is way bigger than us though; the only way that we can stick it to the mega-corporations is if we all work together to wrest control of industry back from the robber barons.Instead of developing those complex, complicated automated systems and hoarding them all for ourselves like the corporate bullies do, we sell those systems to other small businesses and mentor them along the way so that they can make cool stuff too. The more that we democratize manufacturing, the more decentralized power becomes. It’s a win-win for everyone.
When you buy a GFC, you’re not just purchasing the most huckable camper or roof top tent available. You’re not just supporting a small business that engineers and builds its products in the US of A. You’re not just empowering us to supply other similarly stoked companies with the ability to manufacture and compete on a global scale.