Vermont Castings Goes Lean Vermont products At the front of the shop floor is a selection of completed products. The Defiant This is the Defiant, one of the completed products. In the design Vermont Castings is part of Hearth & Home Technologies. The day's tasks Vermont Castings produces only what it needs to on a given day. Adding color Parts are enameled at a nearby facility. Perfecting the pieces Each piece produced must meet specifications. Steps in the process Pieces are assembled at a facility in Pennsylvania. Gearing to the future The facility has experienced significant investment since Hearth & Home Technologies purchased the plant. The totes Each tote is packed in a specific order to help the assembly facility work more efficiently. AFS Corporate Member Vermont Castings (Randolph, Vermont) is is moving into a new era thanks to an ambitious lean manufacturing program.