Hoyt Cox graduated East Carolina University in 1973 with a BS degree in Industrial Technology. Hoyt spent 15 years as a manufacturing engineer and worked for several major manufacturers including Rockwell International and Babcock & Wilcox. His main objective was to solve production issues and increase production.
Hoyt founded the company in 1988 as Cox Industrial, and began building wooden molds for the ceramic casting industry. The company has undergone three name changes over its more than 30 years and is now known as CastWorks, Inc. CastWorks primarily functions as an aluminum foundry currently, but continues to cast urethane rubber, silicone and epoxy.
Hoyt’s daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Jay, now operate CastWorks with Hoyt. Hoyt’s son, Chad, is also at CastWorks, and works in molding and casting production.
Hoyt is still dedicated every day to solving manufacturing issues and increasing production.