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Atlas Foundry Share

Mar 8, 2018  |  Web Administrator

Atlas Foundry is one of Marion’s oldest factories, celebrating its 125th birthday this year. Established in 1893, by Mathew Francis Gartland and Associates, the factory has remained faithfully in Marion and within the Gartland family ever since. Four generations later, Atlas Foundry is now owned by Mathew Francis Gartland’s great great grandsons: Jim and Bill Gartland.

The Gartland family has been long-standing active members of the community; and current owners, Jim and Bill Gartland, continue the legacy with involvement in the community, serving on local boards such as the Grant County Economic Growth Council, the YMCA, and the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce. 

Atlas Foundry produces Gray Iron Castings and distributes their products worldwide. To the public eye, though, Atlas Foundry is perhaps most famous for their gray-iron stadium seats that adorn major baseball and bootball fields across the nation. Hiensfield Stadium in Pittsburg, for example, features their stadium seats, as well as numerous other fields home to the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox, etc. 

Atlas Foundry is also a home for many community members over the summer, providing rigorous internship programs for high school students. Evan Mazellan, now a renowned artist living in New York City, was one of these summer interns and recounts many days spent working in the factory.

Marion is proud to be home of Atlas Foundry and hopes to see their legacy live on.


Mikayla Marazzi

Director of Marketing & Communications

Grant County Economic Growth Council

765.662.0650 / mmarazzi@​grantcounty.​com

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