Lodge Breaks Ground on Factory Expansion

The foundry is expected to be completed a year from now
July 7, 2016Andrea Lillo

Lodge ground breakingLodge's ground-breaking ceremony last week
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn.—Lodge Manufacturing is further expanding its factory here, and broke ground on a cast iron cookware foundry last week. Plans also include a new warehouse.

The new 127,000-square-foot foundry will have two production lines, which Lodge said will increase its manufacturing capacity by 75 percent. The company also expects to add 92 additional employees to its current roster of 300 workers when the new foundry is completed in June 2017. The new foundry will include a melt center, sand system and two sand cast molding machines.

Located across the Tennessee River from South Pittsburg, the new 212,000-square-foot warehouse is slated for March 2017 completion.

In January 2015, the company completed the largest foundry expansion in its history, increasing production capacity by 50 percent. Lodge currently produces between 1,600 and 8,000 pieces of foundry seasoned cast iron cookware an hour.

Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Senior Editor
alillo@hfnmag.com

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.

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