Lodge Manufacturing fires up bigger foundry in Marion County, Tenn.

Cookware maker finishes biggest expansion in its 122-year history

Lodge Manufacturing Co. last month completed its largest expansion in the company's 122-year history with the startup of the new 127,000-square-foot foundry on Third Street near the company's existing foundry in South Pittsburg.
photo The first pour of molten metal for Lodge cast iron cookware occurred last month at the company's new foundry on 3rd Street in South Pittsburg, Tenn.

Workers at America's biggest cast iron cookware maker have begun pouring metal at the company's new iron foundry, completing a $90 million expansion that has helped to more than double production capacity in less than three years.

Lodge Manufacturing Co. last month completed its largest expansion in the company's 122-year history with the startup of the new 127,000-square-foot foundry on Third Street near the company's existing foundry in South Pittsburg. The new foundry opened just five months after Lodge completed construction of its 212,000-square-foot distribution center in New Hope - the largest building ever erected in Marion County.

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