Great Days for Solar Generation!

May 28th, 2012

Solar on the Mill

The mill has solar panels all along the porch roof and these past few days have been great for solar generation!  What isn’t used by the mill goes back into the grid.

First Products!

May 17th, 2012

First Output

Right out of the gate, we were trying things out to get familiar with all of the possibilties and capabilities of the equipment.  Here’s a bit from our first few days.  We’re now ready to really hone our skills over the next few weeks to build consistency into what we produce.  So many ideas!!!

Welcome to the VFM&S Team!

May 11th, 2012

VFM&S Team

VFM&S wanted to maximize productivity and keep turnaround times reasonable so when we ventured into the mill biz we knew we needed to hire staff. Wanted to produce the best quality for our customers we dreamed about having staff that knew fiber, fiber processing and were familiar with machinery. Little did we know that we would find such folks in our own back yard!
Welcome to …

  •  Donna Herrick, a long time fiber person who does it all (dyes, spins, knits, crochets, weaves, ). Donna has a flock of sheep and operated a small scale procssing biz. Donna was also a NC programmer at GE’s Aircraft Engine facility in Rutland.
  •  Debbie Kirby, another long time fiber person who also does it all. Debbie has raised angora goats for many years and is best known for her beautiful thrummed mohair mittens.
  • Gloria Chandler rounds out the group. Gloria is a fiber enthusiast who works primarily with felt and, like Donna, worked for GE where both started in the Machinist Apprentice Program. Glo can troubleshoot equipment and has a process focus.