I went to our 3rd annual tomato tastefest today, I brought about 40 ABT's and super-smoked (overnight) Dutch's Wicked Beans. The ABT's I made I did them by splitting them longways, added cream cheese, a pepperoni type meat tidbit from Aldi that was like a 1" long Slim Jim but meatier & not as dried, then covered with a small piece of pepper jack cheese and finally wrapped with a half slice of bacon stretched around everything.
Needless to say, they were all gone within about 30 minutes! The beans were very dark brown from baking on low heat overnite and were really great.
ANYWAYS, one of the raffle prizes was SOMETHING like a HUGE ABT HOLDER! I never saw anything like its size, it was about 3ft+ long but the holes were around 3" diameter! I asked what it was and they said a pot holder for starting your seeds to grow! It looked like stainless about 3-4ft with the ends folded under/in, and about 8" wide!
I asked who donated it or made it and it was a guy that bought tomato plants from me in the past! (He also traded compost and 55 gallon food grade plastic drums for Big Zac & other plants from me a couple years ago.)
I explained the ABT holder to him and he said just e-mail him a picture or diagram what I need and he'll make me one!
Maybe if we can all get a consensus agreement on dimensions, hole sizes, etc, we can get into a low volume production? I also know someone that has manufactured some automotive brackets in smaller production for me in the past, (less than 200 pieces) he has a pretty big stamping press in his garage...