In 1996 Steve O’Shea and Mike Blom started SHEA Technologies. We wrote a business plan to build a “white box” computer manufacturing company. The plan included funding from the State of North Dakota and Welch County ND. The idea was to transform an abandoned curling rink in Park River ND (Steve’s hometown) into a manufacturing facility. The business grew quickly to $10M+ in sales with over 80 employees.