Our History

Browse thru our Timeline and Multimedia resources below to learn more about the history of Littlestown Foundry, “Doing it Right” for 100 years!

Chartered May 24th 1916

Luther D. and Emory H. Snyder started the Littlestown Hardware and Foundry Company, Inc. as a gray iron foundry with sixteen employees— producing, machining, painting, & plating iron castings. For World War I, castings for bearings and shafts for the war effort were made. Later, hardware items, such as bench vises, flanges, hammers, bookends, fire place tools and doorstops complemented the wide variety of commercial castings produced. Today, with 70 employees, over 95% of our business is producing commercial aluminum castings.

1939

First Aluminum Casting Production.

World War II

Most of the production was for the war effort:

  • 1,200,000 Hand Grenades
  • 3,000,000 Rifle Grenades
  • 3,000,000 Bomb Plugs
  • Thousands of Anti-Personnel Mines

1947

Major Aluminum Casting Production Expansion.

1950

Addition of Littco Awning Hardware & Aluminum Hardware lines.

1970

Through the present: Continuous Modernization of Aluminum Casting Facilities.

1990

Iron Casting Production Ends.

1999

Company name shortened to Littlestown Foundry, Inc.