Cast iron manufacturer, Marquette Castings, which launched on Kickstarter two years ago, is gearing up to penetrate the cast iron cookware market this summer. The company also recently signed a deal with RLM Industries to produce the cast iron skillets in the U.S., according to news outlet Crain’s Detroit Business.
According to the company co-founder and CEO, Eric Steckling, Marquette Castings uses a process called investment casting, which is said to yield skillets that are much closer to the original cast iron pans. It uses ceramic molds formed around a wax pattern and then dried. The process is then repeated several more times.
Marquette Castings originally launched on Kickstarter in the fall of 2016, and while it originally used Chinese manufacturers to create the product, they have now found a domestic foundry. The company will be launching its Michigan-made cast iron collection this summer.