November 28, 2022

Sloss Furnaces – from Pig Iron to Music Festival


Centered in the heart of Birmingham (about ten minutes from Roadside Systems Southeast HQ) and a critical part of the city’s history is the Sloss Furnaces. The company operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing, it became one of the first industrial sites to be converted for public use and is now an educational center and concert venue ( that has hosted bands including Wilco, Avett Brothers, and Alabama Shakes. Musical Festivals including Sloss Fest and Furnace Fest have called the site him.

Sloss is an incredibly unique setting that is worth a visit. Birmingham had the vision to turn an important part of its part into a vibrant part of its future.