Design, production, and finishing are all done at Cricket Forge's facility in Durham, NC. They have complete hands-on control of quality in every respect. All benches are hand crafted of 1/4" steel. The benches are fabricated, shot blasted, zinc galvanized and painted with a high quality two part epoxy based paint. This weather proof finishing technique results in a highly resistant coating that prevents oxidation. Benches are individually hand painted using a dry brush technique or air brushed. Minimal maintance is required - wash with mild soap and warm water to remove enviromental grime.