Wilsons end long tenure at Brewton Iron Works

Rick Wilson is set to retire on Jan. 31

On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2024, history will be made at Brewton Iron Works, LLC., as the last Wilson to run the company since 1903 will retire.

Rick Wilson is the fourth generation to be president of Brewton Iron Works, Inc., a foundry and machine shop located here in Brewton. Brewton Iron Works was established in 1898 by the Lovelace Lumber Co., forebears of the current Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace, for overhauling and maintaining steam locomotives at the various sawmills in Brewton and Century, as well as locomotives for the rail lines.

Rick Wilson's great grandfather, W.F. Wilson, a steam engine...