Owner Mark Bogenrief had estimated the studio eventually would employ 100 workers.
Now those plans have changed. Bogenrief and his wife, Jeanne, have moved their operation to Sutherland, which is about 20 miles north of Cherokee.
Finances are a major factor in the move. The Bogenriefs didn't get the funding they had counted on for a one (m) million dollar project at the Iowa Hall of Pride. They also say they've been squeezed by higher energy costs.