ARTISANS OF CAST METAL
Cast metal has been an art and architectural form for centuries, beautifying building facades and gardens. Having structural strength and endurance that allowed graceful forms and minute details, custom cast metals have become architectural and landscape treasures. The craftsmanship of patternmakers, engineers, architects, foundrymen and fabricators transforms bronze, iron, aluminum, copper and stainless steel into virtually any design. Robinson Iron has the experience, discipline and personnel required for your project. Restoration, replication, custom casting and preservation of historic and future ornamental and architectural treasures is our passion. Robinson Iron invites you to explore; view the many examples of our work and purchase or specify items for your next project. Please call 1.800.824.2157 for pricing, freight estimates and timelines.
Early in the 1950’s Mr. Joe Robinson was encouraged by his wife, Sara Holmes Robinson, to acquire the ornamental pattern collection of the antebellum Janney Iron Works of Montgomery. At first they began making pieces for friends but as interest in the items grew they realized they could market a more complete line through catalog sales. Around 1974 their sons, Joseph H. Robinson, Jr. and Richard H. Robinson, began the firm known as Robinson Iron specializing in Architectural Metalwork – restoration and custom casting. Many innovations in metallurgy and foundry technology have occurred in the years since the company started operation. Traditional manual labor is augmented with sophisticated computerized automation. However, many special skills used in patternmaking and finishing are being preserved and passed along to a new generation. The "old school" methods are still employed in wood working and in the creation of new ornamentation. Most of Robinson Iron's employees are from Alexander City or the Greater Lake Martin Area. Our employees serve on local boards and committees of community organizations and the company contributes directly to fundraising efforts by agencies i.e., Main Street, Gateway to Education, etc. Robinson Iron's personnel includes a specialized mix of artists, craftsmen, engineers, foundrymen, fabricators and salespersons. Their spirit of co-operation and determination to accomplish a client's goals are the hallmark of this family owned company. Today a third generation of Robinsons is helping to grow the company. Luke S. Robinson, as Director of Sales, represents the company at conference exhibitions and coordinates client requests on a daily basis. Austin Robinson is Facilities and Special Projects Manager and is responsible for the physical plant and field operations for specific projects.