Lodge is the only American Manufacturer of seasoned cast iron cookware. All of the others have faded away. Customers are impressed to know their history and the fact that they are a family owned company over 118 years old in the USA. Joseph Lodge created a legacy of quality that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression and is still carried on by his family today. Both their CEO and President are Joseph Lodge’s great-grandsons who continue to evolve their product line and improve manufacturing methods. While many worthy competitors have fallen by the wayside, Lodge’s dedication to quality, technology, and employees have helped it not only survive but flourish.