About Hubbardton Forge

RELIABLE. AMERICAN. MAKERS.

Today, we are more than 230 strong, at a company that started out in 1974, with two college buddies in a barn with great creative talent, passion and a vision. Hubbardton Forge is one of the country’s oldest and largest continuously-operating commercial forges, where artisans handcraft each product to order, one at a time in Castleton, Vermont.

We are designers and makers. We collaborate to achieve a common vision. All based in Vermont, we are able to share ideas and design intent and our goals both in form and function for each piece.

We are reliable. Manufacturing domestically allows a level of responsiveness to customers we couldn’t otherwise provide, keeps well-paying jobs in the U.S.A., and helps to strengthen our local economy. All of our products are designed and manufactured at our facility in Castleton, VT. What does that mean for you? Reliable lead times, and reliable deliveries.

We are committed to quality—in our design, in our processes, in our service. Everyone here plays a critical role in delivering beautiful, handcrafted lighting that we’re proud to call Hubbardton Forge. It is our people who set us apart. Talented. Proud. Caring. From designers to engineers, to artisans and metalcrafters…We care about what we do.

We invite you “inside,” where we share with you what makes this American success story in manufacturing so compelling…in the end, it is people of passion who make product with purpose.

 

 

Modern American Blacksmiths

In an age of mass-produced, machine-made products, at Hubbardton Forge we make products where the craftsmanship and skill clearly show. Any piece leaving our forge is touched by multiple hands throughout the process of its creation. When you look at a Hubbardton Forge lighting fixture, you’re seeing the artistic achievements of a team dedicated to design. Our family of designers, engineers and makers combines traditional craft knowledge with the latest innovative techniques to create lighting and décor for both residential and commercial spaces.

The Art of the Forge

Hubbardton Forge has become one of the most respected brands in the lighting industry for its innovative design. Our award-winning team of designers takes inspiration from everything they encounter. Whatever the seed of the idea is – once it’s sketched on paper or computer, or shaped from paper, foam or some other choice material, our engineering and forge teams translate it into a sculpture of metal. It’s this environment of collaboration, among designers and engineers, welders, forgers, finishers and others all under-one-roof in Vermont, that sets our people and our work apart from the competition.

Eco Initiatives

Our artisans work with natural materials like iron, glass, slate, wood and leather throughout their day. Many members of our Forge family spend a good deal of personal time outdoors too. It keeps us connected to the world around us. It also reinforces our dedication to manufacturing our products using sustainable practices. We’re proud to be industry leaders in the safeguarding of our environment. Hubbardton Forge has remained committed to saving energy, preventing waste and reducing its environmental footprint for more than 47 years. We use innovative technology to reduce waste. Manufacturing uses recyclable materials. We source domestically and partner with local Vermont vendors whenever possible. From concept through final product, Hubbardton Forge designs with energy efficiency in mind. Eco-friendly initiatives we’ve pioneered include: one of the first in Vermont to use powder coating and aqueous metal cleaning; and the first in the world to beta-test a phosphate-free bioremediation cleaner for our wash solutions – a product we continue to use today. We continue to search out new ways to improve our processes, including a project that we’re currently working on to create and employ more environmentally-friendly packing options.