Bodine Pattern Company was founded in 1912 by Jesse R. Bodine
to manufacture patterns for Dorris and Moon motor cars. The new
company grew, flourished and expanded over the succeeding years.
It earned respect and recognition for its outstanding production
of high-quality patterns and metal castings.
||World War II ushered in the Age of Aluminum and Bodine Foundry
was first in the St. Louis area to heat treat aluminum castings
for military and aircraft production. This unique heat-treating
process was converted to commercial applications at the end
of the war.
Today, Bodine Aluminum is one of the largest producers of aluminum
castings in the country. It continues to concentrate on skill, care,
and concern- three important qualities that have distinguished the
company since its founding.
Due to the continued growth of Toyota, the need for Bodine to expand
arose. This brought about the construction of Bodine’s newest
plant in Jackson, Tennessee. In 2005, the Jackson plant began producing
aluminum castings and supplying them to the Toyota facilities in
Kentucky, West Virginia, and Alabama.
A new chapter in the history of
Bodine Aluminum developed with the acquisition of the company
in January 1990 by Toyota. This brought about the construction
of 14,000-sq. ft. plant in Troy in order to supply automotive
parts for Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Since that time Bodine has continued to grow and expand our
Troy plant. We have gone through additional expansions and now
the Troy plant is approximately 500,000 sq. ft. Our plant now
supplies four cylinder, six cylinder and eight cylinder aluminum
castings to support all Toyota assembly operations in North
America. In 2012, it was announced that Bodine Aluminum would
also expand to add capacity of transmission cases and housing