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Hubbardton Forge

Individually handcrafted, quality, products designed and made by artisans in Castleton, Vermont at one of the country's oldest forges.

One of the oldest and largest commercial forges in the United States.

From its humble beginnings in 1974 operating out of a 19th-century barn, Hubbardton Forge has grown to become one of the largest commercial forge in the United States, generating more than $35 million in annual sales. Located in Castleton, Vermont, the company produces thousands of high-end, hand-forged lighting products – “Art that Lights up” – marketed through residential lighting and home furnishings retailers as well as contract distributors. In its highly competitive industry, Hubbardton Forge has distinguished itself as the preeminent design shop with a product line that is anything but common.

Client Since



Castleton, Vermont

Employees Supported




IT prior to Open Approach

In House

Devices Supported



Hubbardton Forge was one of Open Approach’s first clients, and the two companies have figuratively grown up together. As the demands on the Hubbardton Forge network grew, Open Approach worked hard to not only meet these demands but to help shape the future computing environment to match their corporate vision. Like all visionary companies, Hubbardton Forge works toward opportunity and avoids reacting in fear toward challenges. Open Approach embraces this philosophy, and the result has been a network that is flexible, functional, economical, and equal to the demands of this growing company.


“Open Approach has a way of projecting ‘calm’ in the midst of an IT ‘storm,’ and I never have to worry about their professionalism when they interact directly with our users.”

—Dale Carr, MIS Manager at Hubbardton Forge

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