Hello fans of our 10.5-inch cast iron skillet! It’s been awhile since we last posted on the blog so we wanted to fill everyone in on what’s been happening.
Our new headquarters in Allentown, PA is up and running and has been serving us well. We’ve been hard at work improving our facility and growing our team to increase output and cut down wait times. We can’t thank everyone enough for their patience and support through the process.
As some of you may have seen on social media, we’re pleased to officially announce that our next product will be a 12-inch cast iron skillet. A lot of you have been asking for a larger skillet and we heard you loud and clear. This skillet will have all your favorite features from our 10.5-inch skillet, except… you know… bigger!
Greetings, cast iron fans. We know it’s been awhile since we last checked in with you. Our team has been working hard to fulfill our current orders and cut down on our wait times for new orders, but we wanted to share this update with you. We have officially moved to our new headquarters in Allentown, PA, located in the Lehigh Valley region for those of you familiar with Pennsylvania. Our first headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ served us well, but when it became clear that we needed to scale up, we needed a new location to meet our needs. Our 7,000 square-foot facility in Allentown certainly fits the bill!
Much, Much More Space
Our new location gives us plenty of floor space to house more equipment and more inventory to get us operating more efficiently. Towards the end of our time in Cherry Hill, it became tricky to navigate our warehouse floor, and we knew a change was in order. Our current space allows us to lay out all of our equipment in the proper orientation, making sure our operations are running as productively as possible. And, most importantly, it gives us plenty of extra space for more inventory, equipment, and team members as needed. When we decided to make the move, we wanted to secure a location that would not only fill our immediate needs, but also be large enough to accommodate growth. We believe we have found that.
Hello! We’ve had more than a few followers and customers asking about how and what the company has been doing lately, so we figure we’d take a little time to fill everyone in. Whether this is your first time encountering us or if you’re a long time follower, this update will give you a snapshot of where Stargazer Cast Iron is as of February 2017.
Transition to a New Partner Foundry
You may have already heard about this, but we recently partnered with a new foundry as it became clear that our previous one did not have the capacity to keep up with our increasing amount of orders. We were able to take our pattern for our 10.5-inch skillet (our first and currently only product) with us, and our new partner foundry is producing skillets with the same quality and detail as our previous one. You can read more about our foundry change HERE. There have been a few kinks to work out in the transition, but we are confident that this change will serve our company well going forward.