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Lodge Manufacturing Expands South Pittsburg, Tennessee, Plant

American made cast iron cookware manufacturer Lodge Manufacturing Company will invest $56 million to expand its facility in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The project is expected to create 239 jobs.

In order to meet increased demand, the company will expand and reconfigure its existing facility and add additional manufacturing equipment to enhance production capabilities.

“The Lodge business has thrived because of its commitment to quality, innovation, people and community. These four pillars make Lodge a special place to work, and we are proud to call South Pittsburg, Tennessee home. Consumers in the U.S. and around the world are spending more time cooking and cooking in cast iron makes everything taste better. We are blessed with strong demand for our brand and are excited to continue to invest in our future,” noted Mike Otterman president/CEO, Lodge Manufacturing.

Founded in 1896, Lodge operates two foundries in South Pittsburg, the second of which opened in 2017 and increased the company’s manufacturing capacity by 75%. The company offers a variety of products ranging from its signature seasoned cast iron to enameled cast iron and carbon steel cookware.

“Lodge is a storied American brand whose products can be found in homes and eateries around the world. We are proud to be home to this 125-year-old family-owned company and appreciate Lodge for its continued investment and the addition of over 200 new, family-wage jobs in Marion County,” noted Bob Rolfe, Commissioner at TNECD.

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