A tour around the offices and factory floor allowed all the students to see the scope of the company and their unique design process in practice. Ideas boards, suspended art installations and interactive meeting spaces were all present and integrated into the office space. Although, for many of the students the expansive factory floor provided the greatest interest from a technical engineering perspective. Finally, following encouragement from Gordon many of us suggested methods of improvement throughout the design stages and factory processing, some of which were taken more seriously than others.
All members of SELA would like to thank those at Gripple and Loadhog that welcomed us and especially to Gordon Macrae for taking the time to speak with us.