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Hearthstone, Inc. Expands Manufacturing Center In Newport, Tennessee

Hearthstone, Inc., a company that specializes in building and manufacturing log and timber frame homes, is expanding its operations in Newport, Tennessee.

The custom log and timber home manufacturer plans to invest in a second 5-axis robotics work center and hopes that this additional machine will help relieve some of the time it takes to deliver their custom luxury homes worldwide. It should be installed and operating by the end of the year.

Through this investment, Hearthstone was able to install a second Essetre 5-Axis-Multi-Head Robot that would not have fit at their previous Dandridge location. This unique CNC work center is capable of reading floor plans and 3-dimensional computer aided design models, and can cut all the parts and pieces for a house. With the aid of 11 exchangeable tools, they are able to turn out state-of-the-art components for both log homes and timber frame homes.

“We are known for building large log and timber homes, as well as complex commercial projects for big construction companies like the Ritz-Carlton and the Cal Ripken Experience,” said Steve Hall, Vice President of Hearthstone. “But many also look to Hearthstone when creating their smaller guest house. These are generally less complicated and go up quick. There is something special about a tiny cabin. They might be small in scale, but these customers live large and really personalize these homes. They truly have fun.”

According to company officials, with the new equipment, Hearthstone has the capability to continue introducing new products. Many customers take weeks or months to design their home, but these Hearthstone homes are pre-designed and ready to go. This saves time and gets customers in their dream space quicker.

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