For the first time since 1998, T. Whipple Simpson and his son Henry, are sending their invention, T's E-Z Unroller, from Cochran, Georgia to China.
"We're like a speck of pepper, in a big bowl of something, compared to China," says inventor, T. Whipple Simpson.
Despite its local roots, the invention product is being noticed overseas.
"Just yesterday we were being looked at from someone in France. People all over the world are looking at what we're doing," says inventor, Henry Simpson.
The father-son duo team is making life a little easier for farmers. The machine takes large rolls of hay and turns them into small bales.
"You want it to look just like it had been baled in the field," says T. Whipple Simpson.
Farmers can store more hay, and convert it only when they need to.
"One of our customers in Texas. This gentleman said that he was the most popular hay baler in the state of Texas after November 1, because he simply had an endless supply of small square bales," says Henry Simpson.
The Simpson's didn't think about extending the harvest season when they were busy putting together the un-roller.
"Never did we dream we would sell a machine. We couldn't buy what we needed so we built it."
After nearly eight years of trial and error, they made their dream machine.
"My dad always said necessity is the mother of invention," says Henry Simpson.
The machine will ship out to China later this morning. The Simpson's say they are excited about what this sale may mean for the future of their company.