Lancaster Icon Wilton Armetale Changes Hands
After 118 years, Wilton Armetale no longer has a foundry or a Wilton. The four Wilton brothers — the fourth generation of the family to own the company — have sold the business to a Reading foundry owner.The price for the Mount Joy-based metal dinnerware and tableware firm, including its headquarters and adjoining store, was not disclosed.
In a separate transaction, the Wilton family has sold the firm’s idle foundry to a firm led by Ray Griggs, who has a foundry in Myerstown. The price was $500,000, according to courthouse records.
Handling the Nov. 15 sale of the 47,000-square-foot foundry were Michael Sheaffer and John Thiry of NAI Commercial Partners and Thomas Risser of Century 21 Park Road.