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Smithey Ironware Locates Operations & Headquarters in North Charleston, South Carolina

Smithey Ironware Company, a designer and manufacturer of premium cast iron and carbon steel cookware, will invest $2 million to expand its operations and locate its headquarters in the Navy Yard in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Founded in 2015, Smithey Ironware Company transforms raw castings, with a surface similar to heavy grit paper, into elegant cookware pieces by both hand and machine. The company's finishing manufacturing process involves hand-grinding, tumbling, machining and seasoning castings.

"Smithey was founded in Charleston for reason, we feel the city offers a great blend of access to talent, strong entrepreneurial culture, community business support and an enjoyable standard of living. We are excited to announce this expansion and look forward to this new phase of growth as we continue to build the next great American cookware brand,” Smithey Ironware Founder & President Isaac Morton said.

"We are proud to have Smithey Ironware expand their manufacturing operations and headquarters in Charleston County. Access to a talented labor pool and growth opportunities at the Navy Yard Industrial Campus made it a natural choice for their leadership,” Charleston County Economic Development Executive Director Steve Dykes added.

"North Charleston heralds its highly skilled workforce, and we pride ourselves on the unique companies making premium products by hand. When a chef in Los Angeles or Chicago is using a Smithey product, we're honored to know that its origins are here in North Charleston. We welcome Smithey's continued investment in our city, and we're excited to see what the future holds for America's most distinctive manufacturer of cast iron and carbon steel cookware,” North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said.

"Seeing a homegrown South Carolina company expand its business is tremendous news. Smithey Ironware Company's decision to increase its footprint in our state is a testament to the increasingly diverse economy we've cultivated here,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

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