$2.9 million investment will create 45 new jobs
Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC, a modern blacksmithing company, today announced plans to expand operations in North Charleston. The company’s $2.9 million investment will create 45 new jobs over the next three years.
Founded in 2013, Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC intertwines traditional blacksmith techniques with modern machining and fabrication methods to craft iron pieces ranging from custom architectural ironwork commissions to volume-produced pieces of furniture, decorative hardware and cookware.
Relocating within the Charleston County to 56 Hayter Street in North Charleston, Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC’s new facility will expand the company’s operational footprint to accommodate production line growth.
The expansion is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining Robert Thomas Iron Design team should visit the company’s career page.
“We are excited about the next phase of Robert Thomas Iron Design’s growth and are very happy that we are able to do this on the historic Navy Base. Our expanded operations will enable our growing community of craftsmen and designers to have the space, equipment and support they need to keep the spirit of blacksmithing thriving in Charleston.” –Robert Thomas Iron Design Owner Robert Thomas
“The success of our existing industries is critical to South Carolina’s strong and growing economy. Today we celebrate Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC’s expansion and 45 new jobs in North Charleston. Congratulations, and we look forward to their continued success.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Congratulations to Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC on expanding in Charleston County. It’s particularly exciting to announce the growth of a modern blacksmithing company such as Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC We look forward to seeing how the company continues to inspire modern craftsmanship in Charleston County and across South Carolina.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Blacksmithing is experiencing a modern artistic revival, and we are proud that Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC has committed to growing this craft in Charleston County. Their investment and creation of new jobs is a welcome addition to the community.” –Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor
“The work of Robert Thomas Iron Design embodies the heart of the North Charleston workforce. A diverse group of individuals who showcase unparalleled craftsmanship daily. We are proud to see Robert Thomas Iron Design’s signature work in the world and celebrate with them on their expansion within the City of North Charleston.” – North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey
“The Navy Yard Industrial Campus is a fitting location for Robert Thomas Iron Design’s expansion. The historic buildings embody the tradition of metal fabrication, while creating an innovative ecosystem for craftsman and artists to modernize the art of blacksmithing. We congratulate Robert Thomas Iron Design and look forward to assisting with their continued growth.” – Charleston County Economic Development Executive Director Steve Dykes
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC is expanding operations in North Charleston.
- The company’s $2.9 million investment will create 45 new jobs over the next three years.
- Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC is a rapidly growing, modern blacksmithing company.
- Located at 56 Hayter Street, North Charleston, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC team should visit the company’s career page.