After seeking inspiration from above, Dave recalls seeing a tortilla steamer in a taco restaurant. He uses a pressure cooker to produce steam and inject it into a box of dry hay. The DewPoint idea is born.
The first prototypes were created and tested with a 3-string baler – and after some work, they worked!
On a leap of faith, Staheli West purchases old Scott Machinery facility to produce DewPoint machines. Six new employees are hired. Cedar Welding and Western Powder Coating, along with several other local businesses, and a few in Europe, participate in commercialized production of the DewPoint.
After two successful seasons with the 6110 prototype, Staheli West hires first two employees and, in a hay barn and farm shop, builds five DewPoint 6110 Machines for commercial sale.
A DewPoint 6110 ventures across the pacific ocean to RyanAg Farms in Victoria, Australia
The DewPoint 6210 is released.
Dave Staheli starts managing Brent Hunter Farms in Cedar City, Utah.
The first steamer to be placed between a tractor and big baler is run in the field.
Staheli West licenses a major U.S. Ag Machine manufacturer to take DewPoint Technology to the market. 8 years of research, analysis and great experiences.
DewPoint Technology license returns to Staheli West Inc.
Dave takes his original concept and 10 years of experience back to the drawing board.
While continuing to manage a 2,000 acre alfalfa farm, Dave designs and builds the first DewPoint 6110 for Brent Hunter Farms.
Needing more room to meet demand, Staheli West purchases and upgrades vacant facility on Airport Road in Cedar City.
Machine #100 is sold to
Valley View Ranch in Dyer, Nevada
– 200+ machines in the field
– 20 outstanding
– Expansion of local
support businesses to
– Loving what we DEW!