Our Story

Producing quality castings at the same location since 1946.

Welcome to Lodi

Lodi Iron Works provides renowned businesses in demanding industries with high quality castings in Meehanite, cast iron, ductile iron, and high chrome iron. We’ve been working here in Lodi since 1946. In 1965, Lodi became a Meehanite licensee and uses this well known quality process in every phase of production of high integrity iron castings. In 1970, Lodi opened a second foundry 15 miles away in Galt, California to meet customers’ needs for stainless steels, carbon steels and special alloys. These two facilities house some of the most state-of-the-art fabrication equipment on the West Coast. You’re welcome to pay us a visit and see the team in action!

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Two Well-Equipped Foundries

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Large Casting Sizes Available

Industries we serve

Automotive
Infrastructure
Defense
Aerospace
Oil and Gas
Agriculture
Medical
Food Processing
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Henry H. Kaiser

Founder

Henry H. Kaiser founded Lodi Iron Works (LIW) when he began making iron castings in Lodi, California in 1946. This long history is a good indicator of experience, a consistently superior product, decent people to do business with, and more than a little pride. The Lodi concept of quality began with people who demanded much more in casting performance, dependability and reliable service. Quality has been a tradition for more than 50 years.

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Vickie Van Steenberge

Past President

Vickie Van Steenberge, past president, started with Lodi Iron Works in 1947 as a clerk and was a female entrepreneur long before that role enjoyed the cachet it does today. Vickie then assumed the role of President in 1962. In 1992, she was inducted into the Foundry Management & Technology “Hall of Honor” for her distinguished services, and in 1993 became the “Woman of the Year” for California’s 10th Assembly District. After her passing in 1999, Vickie’s sons Kevin and Michael Van Steenberge carried on the family tradition of running Lodi Iron Works. Today, her granddaughter Gwen proudly continues to build on her grandmother’s legacy.

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Kevin Van Steenberge

Vice President of Sales

Kevin Van Steenberge came on board full time starting in 1979 and assumed the role of president in 1999.  Kevin carried on the tradition set by Henry and his mother Vickie to provide quality castings and to continuously exceed expectations, until 2020 when he handed over the great responsibility of continuing Lodi Iron Works’ legacy to his daughter Gwen Krenecki.

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Gwen Krenecki

President

Gwen Krenecki, President here at Lodi Iron Works, is passionate about manufacturing, and has been part of the team here at Lodi Iron Works since 2009.

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  • P.O. Box 1150 Lodi, CA 95240

  • (209) 368-5395

  • sales@lodiiron.com