WEAK US INDUSTRY
With the US oil industry sinking and a strong dollar affecting overseas sales, Goldens' Foundry and Machine Co is targeting a market it has not tapped into since World War Two: the domestic consumer.
The Georgia-based company, which has been operating since 1882, in November began selling high-spec cast-iron barbecues to American grillers, a sharp departure for a company that for decades has specialised in casting and machining parts for heavy-duty trucks and industrial pumps.
"The biggest headwind we have had is oil and mining being down," says George Boyd Jr, Goldens' vice-president, while the strong dollar…
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