Tour #19 – Link Handles, Forest Products & Lodge Cast Iron Steel

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On this three-part industrial tour, we start by visiting one of the country’s largest and longest running tool handle factories, Sequatchie Handle Works, owned by Seymour Midwest and quaintly located in the small town of Sequatchie, Tennessee. After exploring their traditional, yet top of the line factory, we’ll make a short drive to an already state of the art sawmill that has recently expanded their capabilities and offerings exponentially. This still family owned operation is called Cardin Forest Products LLC. When finished with the elaborate tour, participants will relish a catered lunch on the property which overlooks a scenic man-made lake constructed from what once was a vast stone quarry. Wrapping up the last portion of this professional development excursion, we’ll tour another industrial enterprise whose cast iron steel has been used in homes and on campfires since 1896. They’re name and products are known all around the world; they are Lodge Manufacturing Company. Before leaving the beautiful Sequatchie valley and returning to the hustle and bustle of the Chattanooga convention center, tour-goers will have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs and quality cast iron products from the Lodge Factory Store in South Pittsburg, TN. Knowing the magnitude of offerings on this tour, seats will fill quickly. Sign up to ensure you get this one of a kind chance to experience Link Handles, Forest Products and Lodge Cast Iron Steel.

ADVISEMENT: This tour will include moderate walking and closed toed shoes are required.