The Hall China Company Completes the Foundry™ Collection With Introduction of 19 New Pieces


Newell, WV — With a nod to the rugged strength and beauty of seasoned cast iron, the Foundry line of ceramic dinnerware and matching baking, service, and completer pieces debuted in February with 16 items. With the introduction of 19 new pieces, the complete Foundry collection was featured at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) show in May. The dishwasher-safe, oven-to-table collection brings the textured look and feel of cast iron to the table — without its heavy weight or the worry of rust. Foundry is designed and manufactured by U.S.A.-based Hall China, part of the HLC Family of Companies. Hall is based in East Liverpool, Ohio.

The 19 new items include plates and platters; bowls for soup, pasta, fruit, and more; and a variety of cups and saucers. Foundry’s high-quality glaze and striking matte black finish enhance every level of the dining experience. Clean-lined and attractive shapes, coupled with generous cavities, make every tabletop presentation bold and beautiful. Foundry distributes heat evenly and can stand the toughest tests of temperature and time.

“Foundry is a groundbreaking line that brings to the forefront the talent and expertise of our designers and craftsmen at Hall China,” said Elizabeth McIlvain, president of HLC Inc. “We can see Foundry’s distinctive tone and texture becoming a signature look in upscale steakhouses or in metropolitan hot spots.”

About HLC Inc.

Homer Laughlin, Kenilworth/RAK, and Hall China comprise the HLC Inc. family of companies, and their diverse range of lead-free commercial dinnerware meets every conceivable need for discerning chefs and restaurateurs. The HLC companies bring to the table a nearly endless selection, including scores of dinnerware collections – infinitely customizable by pattern or color – from Homer Laughlin; fine porcelain dinnerware from RAK for sophisticated settings; and timeless and durable bakeware and accessories from the Hall China Company. Setting the tone – not just the table – is at the heart of the HLC commitment to its customers. For more information, please contact HLC Inc., 672 Fiesta Drive, Newell, WV 26050. Phone: (800) 452-4462. Fax: (304) 387-0593. Web: Email: