3D Belt Company started producing “Authentic Cowboy Tough” line of Western products in 1988 a 10 x 30 foot building in Schulenburg. The company is still in Schulenburg. The offices, warehouse and distribution center are housed in a 50,000 square-foot facility with its top quality line of Western products enhanced with new lines, including Silver Strike jewelry, Badger and Sentry leather products and its exciting new line of personal care fragrance products, aptly called, Angel Ranch. Although 3D was originally founded to hand-tool western belts, they have added a great deal of products to their line, including wallets, handbags, cell phone cases, home and office décor, gun cases and more.
At the time when companies were moving production overseas, there were very limited factories capable of making the products that 3D designed. 3D president, Steve Dees, brought the owner of a factory and Chinese craftsmen to Schulenburg, and taught them the art of hand tooling leather. They went back to China and set up a factory there, specifically to create tooled leather products. 3D continues that relationship to this day, to produce beautiful, high quality leather tooled products.