Columbia, S.C. – Smithey Ironware Company, a designer and manufacturer of premium cast iron and carbon steel cookware, is expanding its operations in Charleston County. The more than $2 million investment is expected to create 22 new jobs.
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.
Located at 1465 Pipefitter Street in North Charleston’s Navy Yard, Smithey Ironware Company’s new facility will accommodate additional equipment, office space and employees, while serving as the company’s headquarters.
Individuals interested in joining the Smithey Ironware Company team can visit their company website.
“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
“It’s a special day when an existing South Carolina company announces plans to expand. I congratulate Smithey Ironware on this new investment and look forward to the company’s continued success.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“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.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“We are excited to congratulate Smithey Ironware Company and its leadership on the success it has found in Charleston County, and we look forward to seeing the impact of this investment.” –Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey
“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
“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