About Us


Alongside the Norfolk and Western Railway, a middle aged man, made his dream come true.  In 1968 Vincent R Chastang, Sr. moved his family from Baltimore, MD, where he had been Vice President and Purchasing Manager for Flynn and Emerick Foundry, to Roanoke, VA to start Piedmont Foundry Supply, Inc.  The company was incorporated in Virginia on July 26 of that year.  The company began its family operation in the Norfolk and Western Railroad’s Roanoke freight station with Vince and his wife Evelyn.  Their first customer was the railroad.  In 1970, as business started to grow, Vince’s son-in-law, Mr. Robert Birmingham, joined the company followed by Vince’s son, Mr. Vincent R Chastang Jr.  The company moved to their present headquarters in Cloverdale, VA in 1978. Ownership of the company is now under Mr. Robert D. Birmingham, President/Owner, and Mrs. Carol Birmingham, Corporate Secretary/Owner.  Their mission, then and now, is to provide our customers with quality products at competitive prices, delivered when needed.

Our customers come from a variety of industries all over the Eastern United States.  Piedmont Foundry Supply has extensive warehouse space located in two states, Virginia and North Carolina.  Our fleet of trucks can deliver to you or we can ship common carrier, allowing us to stock the products our customers need and deliver them when they are needed.  This minimizes our customer’s need to maintain inventory which impacts the bottom line.  Our significance is our dedication to you.  We offer you quality product, equipment and supplies from the best manufacturers in the business.  No matter what your company’s industry or need, our experienced, personal and professional staff is ready to determine the best product for your application and get it delivered to you Just In Time.

Our industry has a rich history, and all of us at Piedmont Foundry are proud to continue those traditions and keep our industry strong.