Made in America: Company reinvents itself during pandemic

Goldens’ Cast Iron was founded in 1882 in Columbus, Georgia, and for years made factory parts for ships, fire pits and grills. During the pandemic, it reinvented itself to meet demand.
1:42 | 07/22/21

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Made in America is back grilling something new. Tonight, our made in America is back, a 139-year-old company reinventing itself during the pandemic. Goldens' cast iron in Columbus, Georgia, family owned since 1882 founded by brothers John and Theodore golden, six generations. For years, making factory parts, and parts for ships then home fire pits and grills. The newest coming off the line. Every one of them marked "Made in usa 1882." Hey, David. Chef Matthew Statham with his goldens' cast iron grill. Just when you look at it you can tell it's built to last generations and the fact that it's made in America is just icing on the cake. And during the pandemic, they added something else. Hi, David. George golden Boyd Jr., fifth generation. With so many gyms and fitness centers closed, Americans were buying fitness equipment. But everything was sold out. Kettlebells were coming from China. Now, the product wasn't here. America couldn't get kettlebells. So golden got in on the game. All the team was scrambling trying to figure out how to make these things and we did. These are weights made by goldens' foundry shipped over the country. 219 workers across 6 factory, 6 new hire, the steel from Georgia and Alabama heating it to 2700 degrees fahrenheit. Freddie cook on the line 21 years. It's a good feeling to work here. 50,000 dumbbells and 15,000 kettlebells thankful for their new boom in business with three words in mind tonight. [ Crowd chanting "Made in America" ] Dumbbell It's taken a lot of adjusting.

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