For The Media

HowFactory is happy to talk to members of the press. For media inquiries, please contact our Chief Operating Officer, Kenny Stevenson, via email or at 386-931-2005.


HowFactory is a software as a service company headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Our primary service is the HowFactory web app, a cloud-based solution that allows companies to document training materials, work instructions, and SOPs. We incorporated in 2014 and participated in the first cohort of the Iowa Startup Accelerator in Fall of that year. Our co-founders are Trace Steffen and Kenny Stevenson. Read more about us and our team.


HowFactory’s mission is to help companies and their employees thrive through excellent communication and living process documentation.


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“As an industrial automation and systems provider for almost 30 years, we have searched continually for a procedural training process for our factory automation solutions. We feel that HowFactory provides exactly this platform. HowFactory offers us for the first time an accessible, maintainable, and collaborative tool set to be able to provide the documentation desperately needed on the factory floor.”
Chris Aiken
Aiken Controls, Lenoir, North Carolina

“I have been involved in work instructions, and process documentation for six years and HowFactory really understands the problems that we face in the manufacturing environment. Work instructions and standard operating procedures have been a constant struggle in manufacturing. Creating good visual work instructions that are helpful to the operator is a major struggle for most companies. Instructions take so long to complete and are not easy to maintain.”
Jacob Kubik
Accelerated Cooking Products, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“HowFactory is an exciting venture. Being able to capture and access knowledge associated with work is critical to ongoing ROI. On a daily basis, R&D CAMEE works with regional manufactures on a wide variety of complex manufacturing related topics. We are encouraging them to adopt HowFactory in the work that we do with them and beyond.”
David Kenealy
Center for Manufacturing Excellence, South Boston, Virginia

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