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Second Lodge Foundry Now in Production

By: Lodge Cast Iron / December 4, 2017

Operations in our second Tennessee foundry are now underway! The new 127,000 square foot facility is located just a few blocks from our original foundry in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, Lodge's hometown since 1896.

Second Lodge Foundry Now in Production

We broke ground on this facility in mid-2016 and had our first production run there on November 20, 2017. This foundry does not replace our first foundry, but will operate alongside it to increase our capacity.

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The new foundry, nicknamed the 3rd Street Foundry, includes a melt center with two induction furnaces, a sand system, and two sand molding machines. The foundry increases our manufacturing capacity by 75%.

Lodge Cast Iron was founded in South Pittsburg, Tennessee in 1896 by Joseph Lodge and has produced American-made cast iron cookware in the same location for over 121 years. We're proud to carry on the legacy of our founder and make heirloom-quality cast iron cookware in the USA.

You can watch a behind-the scenes video of how we make cast iron cookware in our Tennessee foundry here.

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