Hern Iron Works – Fire Logo Intro

project description

Built from scratch by John A. Hern Jr. beginning in 1971, Hern Iron Works has been casting quality grey iron castings from day one.  John’s interest in foundry work came about from working at a local foundry in Spokane, Washington as a teenager as well as casting bullets for reloading ammunition.  After earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Washington, John returned home to Spokane to settle down.  With the mentoring of his father Jack Hern Sr., John purchased and cleared land in the more business friendly neighboring town and state of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  The building was commenced and equipment was purchased from around the country from foundries that had gone to auction.  Early on John had a personal hand in all the plant layout, design, equipment repair, and updating; and operation of the foundry.

Project Info
  • Company : Hern Iron Works
  • Date : 2016-05-10
  • Role : Interactive Designer