What we found when we visited China is that most factories just care about making a product and profit. They are not concerned with the safety and well-being of the end user. When new American importers enter into the infrared sauna industry, an inexperienced importer will ask the factory for lower prices. The factories are willing to use inferior foreign wood from eastern Europe or China, and false UL labeled electrical wires and electronic components to make their product, regardless if it is safe for the end user all to drive down the pricing. What we did, was ask, How much for the best wood, the best electronic components, the best heaters. Still, we wanted more control over the actual manufacturing. It was important to us to design and maintain safe quality saunas and lead the industry in safety and quality. design every element of our saunas with quality, durability, and safety in mind. health and safety is number one priority.