Dade County High School High Tech students toured the Lodge Cast Iron Manufacturing Plant in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Students observed first-hand various manufacturing jobs involved in producing a diverse line of cast iron cookware. They use an age-old process called sand molding during which a proprietary mix of molten pig iron, steel and other ingredients are poured into molds made of sand. The students observed an area of the plant where iron is melted at extremely high temperatures for reshaping. Career opportunities at this location were discussed with the students.
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