Borough Furnace

Borough Furnace is a metal casting workshop in Syracuse, NY. We make our products by hand in small batches, using a traditional casting process that has been updated for environmental responsibility. Founded in 2011, Borough Furnace is owned and operated by John Truex and Liz Seru.

At startup, the core of our business was the Skilletron, a barrel-sized metal melting furnace that burns Waste Vegetable Oil at 2700°F to melt scrap iron. By using old fryer grease to fuel our furnace, we eliminated the massive energy consumption of a typical metal casting operation. We only use recycled iron as source material, keeping with our mission to consume as little as possible. We are currently transitioning to electric power, running our shop on wind off-sets, as we build towards on-site solar energy for 2017.