Walking around just about any town in Michigan and looking down at a manhole cover you most likely will see East Jordan Iron Works cast onto it. If you have ever been through the Jordan Valley in Michigan it’s hard to miss the massive foundry in the town of East Jordan. The company was founded in 1883 and originally made castings for the lumbering industry. In the early 1900s, they began producing products such as fire hydrants for municipalities and have been one of the world’s largest suppliers of infrastructure castings. Next time you see a manhole cover with East Jordan on it maybe you will think of the big out foundry with the American Flag proudly painted on the side of it.
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