Franklin Iron was originally founded in 1975 as the Tommie Corporation, and is a leading manufacturer of small, high-quality, ductile iron castings used across many industries including utilities, agriculture, heavy trucking, piping, valves, tooling, and construction. Franklin Iron is recognized across the southeast for the quality of their work and has built a strong reputation in the industry. Led by President Travis Vines, the Company employs 145 individuals across two facilities in Alabama: one in Thorsby, and another in Aliceville. For more information, please visit