Robert Thomas Iron Design, a modern blacksmithing company, plans to expand operations in North Charleston, South Carolina. The $2.9 million is expected to create 45 jobs over the next three years.
Relocating within the county to 56 Hayter Street, the new facility will expand the company’s operational footprint to accommodate production line growth. Work on the site will be complete in the second quarter of 2023.
"We are excited about the next phase of Robert Thomas Iron Design’s growth and are very happy that we are able to do this on the historic Navy Base. Our expanded operations will enable our growing community of craftsmen and designers to have the space, equipment and support they need to keep the spirit of blacksmithing thriving in Charleston,” said Robert Thomas Iron Design Owner Robert Thomas.
Founded in 2013, Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC intertwines traditional blacksmith techniques with modern machining and fabrication methods to craft iron pieces ranging from custom architectural ironwork commissions to volume-produced pieces of furniture, decorative hardware and cookware.
“Congratulations to Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC on expanding in Charleston County. It’s particularly exciting to announce the growth of a modern blacksmithing company such as Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC. We look forward to seeing how the company continues to inspire modern craftsmanship in Charleston County and across South Carolina,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III added.