Welcome to the Hat Factory; a remote and whimsical place where the Mann Company makes hats and places each in a crate to keep it safe and secure. The land and skies surrounding the factory are literally inspiration for many of the products in the store. You'll find many landforms and clouds that might just look like that wonderful bit of hat on your own head. The Factory was built in 1913 around the Poco Falls area in the rural northwest. The lake still provides the Mann Co. with free testing and shipping of the boxed hats made on site. Any crate that does not survive the trip down the falls and river is not considered a proper Mann Co crate. The Blue mercs have been hired to push a bomb into the factory and detonate it at the base of the hat kilns. They have each been promised a fancy hat for the job. The Red team has been hired to protect the factory with a similar promise of a fancy hat.