The Factory is a comedy television series about four friends who grew up together in a small Illinois town and now work at a local factory. Gary (Mitch Rouse), Smitty (David Pasquesi), Gus (Jay Leggett) and Chase (Michael Coleman) are beer drinking dreamers, who hope to one day get out of their small town and make a name for themselves. Gary is the unofficial leader of the group. He is the classic underachiever who is long on wit but short on achievement. Smitty is the sarcastic, self-proclaimed intellectual who still lives at his ex-wife's house. Gus is a big teddy bear who is searching for the courage to propose to his live-in girlfriend of 11 years. Chase is an immature 35-year-old who is in desperate need of a girlfriend and usually finds himself the butt of many jokes. When the guys aren't slacking and swilling beer, they're usually finding some way to irritate their mate.