By: Libby McGaw
Since 2009, Old Mill Iron has been providing the people of North Alabama with expertly crafted ornamental iron work which can be seen all around the region, and most recently on the north side of the Limestone County Courthouse square. We were all grateful to see that there was extra outdoor eating space beautifully cordoned off with custom iron work, which made it possible to “beat COVID in style.” Eating space even went beyond the confines of restaurants and came close to the doors of several adjacent businesses, with the result being that Athens was weathering the “shutdown storm” just fine. Patrons could happily dine or do curb-side pick up, and still safely maintain social distancing. Subsequently, surrounding businesses had visitors come in their shops as soon as lunch was finished.
Old Mill Iron has a long history of working with customers in the North Alabama area, and was co-founded by Jeff and Glennis Witmuss. Jeff has extensive experience in tool and die as well as engineering in the automotive manufacturing industry. Reading blueprints, working on designs, and helping to find solutions are everyday occurrences for Old Mill Iron.
Jeff’s background in the automotive industry has helped greatly to meet the fabrication needs of several area plants, businesses, and builders. Jeff expressed, “We are pleased to be able to help the local suppliers with their requests for fabrication and powder coating, and to help them move forward with their projects. Watching Limestone County become a growing, successful area has been great for us to be a part of.”