Marion County Chamber of Commerce



Manufacturing2 Marion County is blessed with a wide variety of industry. From the large nationally acclaimed companies to small family-owned industries, jobs are provided to our citizens and valuable products manufactured and sold in markets all over the United States and abroad. Lodge Manufacturing is the oldest and one of the largest manufacturers in Marion. Founded in 1896 by Joseph Lodge, Lodge is the only maker of cast iron cookware in the United States. It employs 185 people and is still owned and operated by the Lodge family.

Several industries have located themselves in our county. Valmont, Variform, Colonial Chemical, Rock Tenn and Shaw have all been successful in this area. In Marion County, these companies found a stable workforce and convenient access by road, river and rail. Cardin Forest Products boasts a state-of-the-art saw mill. Sequatchie Concrete, with 91 employees, is a family owned company founded in 1953. It supplies the entire Southeast with block, ready-mix concrete,  retaining walls and more.  Marion County is


                                                                                                         a perfect match with industry.