Hearthstone Expands Manufacturing Facility in Tennessee

The company is investing $3.9 billion in a new robotics work center to speed up delivery time of its luxury homes worldwide.

by Evelina Croitoru

The new manufacturing facility is scheduled to open by the end of the year.
The new manufacturing facility is scheduled to open by the end of the year.

Newport,Tenn.—Hearthstone Inc., a company specializing in building and manufacturing log and timber frame homes, has announced that it is expanding its operations in Newport, Tenn. According to NAHN Log and Timber Homes Council, the company is investing $3.9 million and will create up to 38 direct jobs.

The custom log and timber home manufacturer intends to invest in a five-axis robotics work center in order to relieve the delivery time for their custom luxury homes worldwide. The roughly 100,000-square-foot facility is slated for completion by the end of the year.

“We are known for building large log and timber homes, as well as complex commercial projects for big construction companies like the Ritz-Carlton and the Cal Ripken Experience. But many also look to Hearthstone when creating their smaller guest house. These are generally less complicated and go up quick. There is something special about a tiny cabin. They might be small in scale, but these customers live large and really personalize these homes. They truly have fun,” Steve Hall, vice president of Hearthstone, said in prepared remarks.

The CNC work center is capable of reading floor plans and 3D computer aided design models, and can cut all the parts and pieces for a house. Through this investment, Hearthstone is able to install a second Essetre 5-Axis-Multi-Head Robot that would not have fit at its previous 9,000-square-foot facility located in Dandridge. With the new equipment, the manufacturer is capable to continue introducing new products.

Image courtesy of Hearthstone Inc.