The Faribault Woolen Mill, established in 1865, is a business rooted in American history. The family-run company - the oldest manufacturer in Minnesota - has been a constant presence from the Western expansion. For its cloud-based business infrastructure they chose Microsoft technology, hosted by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Faribault's hosted infrastructure includes Microsoft Dynamics GP for business management and production and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to manage and track sales and leads. By deploying a hosted, cloud-based infrastructure for ERP and financial management, Faribault Woolen Mill minimizes the need to maintain in-house IT management and administration. The new systems - particularly the newly deployed ecommerce capabilities - have extended the company's reach and driven an explosion in sales.