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United States Stove Company Acquires NewMac

Travis Industries’ AGP Pellet Stove/Insert Are Extremely Clean-burning

Maxitrol Announces Promotions

Jordan’s Furniture Expanding Successful Sunbrella Program



United States Stove Company
Acquires NewMac

SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENNESSEE

United States Stove Company is proud to announce the acquisition of NewMac Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of wood, oil, gas and pellet add-on furnaces, boilers, furnaces and wood-burning stoves, located in Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The addition of the NewMac Manufacturing product line represents the opportunity for United States Stove Company to further broaden its channels of international distribution and product offerings, as well as establishing a recognizable presence in the Canadian market.

NewMac offers a variety of products both complementary and unique to the company’s existing product lines. Its long-established brand, strong customer relationships and quality products are a great fit with our growth strategy and the expansive development of both the Canadian, U.S. and international markets.

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Avalon AGP pellet stove.

Travis Industries’ AGP Pellet Stove/Insert
Are Extremely Clean-burning

MUKILTEO, WASHINGTON

Both the Lopi and Avalon AGP pellet stoves and inserts are already known as the most reliable pellet appliances on the market. They are easy to own, easy to live with and easy to maintain. Now they are officially certified by the EPA as some of the cleanest-burning pellet appliances on the planet.

The AGP freestanding stove is EPA certified at only 0.67 grams/hr, while the AGP insert is certified at just 0.66 grams/hr. These outstanding emissions rates not only meet, but surpass, the particulate emission limit of 7.5 grams/hr, so you can feel good about burning these appliances in your home.

In some states it really pays off to purchase an AGP pellet appliance. For the remainder of 2014, Oregon state citizens can earn up to $288 in state tax credit with the purchase of the AGP pellet stove or insert, through the Oregon Department of Energy.

Residents of the state of New York can also receive up to $1,500 through NYSERDA with the purchase of an AGP stove or insert, as long as their home is not being serviced by natural gas.

In New York, households with an income of less than 80 percent of the county median may qualify for an incentive of $1,000 for the purchase of a new pellet stove in a primary residence, and an additional $500 if an existing wood or pellet stove is recycled.

It is important to note that these appliances will achieve low smoke outputs and high efficiencies as long as they are properly operated and maintained. Both the AGP stove and insert have a 78 percent efficiency value. This is because they were not tested for efficiency and the 78 percent value is a default efficiency applied by the EPA to non-catalytic pellet heaters.

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Maxitrol Announces Promotions

SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN

Maxitrol Company, an international manufacturer of gas pressure regulators and electronic gas modulation systems, has appointed Tony Beauvais to the newly created position of quality and production/engineering manager, and Scott Slomski to assistant plant manager, Blissfield Division.

Tony Beauvais is now responsible for the management and implementation of new testing and manufacturing technologies at all Maxitrol production facilities. He will continue to lead Maxitrol’s Quality Department.

“As quality manager for the past three years, Tony has worked closely with the Quality, Engineering, Production and Tooling Departments to implement improvements in supplier goods, Maxitrol produced components, and finished products,” said Bonnie Kern-Koskela, Maxitrol Company president and CEO. “His efforts have resulted in a direct improvement in the company’s relationships with customers and suppliers alike, as well as an increase in production productivity levels throughout the company.”

“In the three years I’ve worked at Maxitrol, I have had the opportunity to work with talented individuals across all departments,” said Beauvais. “We will continue to work diligently on producing a quality product, and I look forward to my additional responsibilities, promoting a team-orientated focus and increasing throughput.”

Beauvais received a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Production Engineering Technology from Central Michigan University.

In his new role as assistant plant manager, Blissfield Division, Scott Slomski will work closely with plant manager Don Bohlka on all production planning activities at Blissfield. He will continue to head Maxitrol’s Tooling Department and be involved with existing production equipment and processes at all locations.

“Scott joined Maxitrol at the Blissfield Division in May of 1989,” said vice president of Manufacturing Ivin Riddle. “He soon became a toolmaker and, in 2008, Scott was promoted to manufacturing engineering manager. With his experience in the many production processes, Scott is extremely well prepared for his new duties.”

“It is my belief,” said Slomski, “that surrounding yourself with good people is an important factor in achieving your goals. The culture here at Maxitrol certainly reflects that. I’m looking forward to my new responsibilities, as well as building new relationships that continue to contribute to the company’s success.”

Slomski has a certification for Tool and Die making, and he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Technologies from Siena Heights University.

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Jordan’s Furniture Expanding Successful Sunbrella Program

GLEN RAVEN, NORTH CAROLINA

Jordan’s Furniture, one of New England’s largest and most innovative furniture retailers, is expanding its highly successful Sunbrella fabrics program by naming the performance fabrics brand as sponsor of its IMAX theaters at store locations in Reading and Natick, Massachusetts. The IMAX sponsorship is the latest element in a comprehensive promotional program for the Sunbrella brand that has driven increased sales for Jordan’s throughout New England.

“Our Sunbrella program has truly been one of the most successful new product launches in our company’s history,” said Eliot Tatelman, Jordan’s CEO. “By creating exclusive Sunbrella galleries in our stores and by telling the Sunbrella story of beauty and performance through video and point-of-purchase materials, we’ve helped our customers appreciate how Sunbrella fabrics are ideal for today’s active families. The IMAX sponsorship by Sunbrella is a great new addition to this effort.”

Jordan’s launched its Sunbrella program in the fall of last year with an ongoing campaign centered around in-store furniture galleries with coordinated collections of Sunbrella residential performance fabrics. Jordan’s sales associates have participated in training sessions related to the beauty, ease of cleaning and durability of Sunbrella fabrics, and Tatelman is featured in television spots and online videos that tell the Sunbrella brand story. Tatelman is a trusted home décor authority in New England as a result of his many years of television commercials, videos and personal appearances on behalf of Jordan’s.

Sunbrella’s IMAX sponsorship includes co-branded signage, promotional spots introducing IMAX 3D programs and the upholstering of seating in Jordan’s theaters with Sunbrella fabrics. IMAX theaters are just one element in Jordan’s extensive use of entertainment at retail, which has helped establish its leadership position in New England.

“Our customers have long recognized the Sunbrella brand as a performance fabric for use outdoors, but until recently they didn’t appreciate how it can transform indoor spaces as well,” Tatelman said. “Establishing Sunbrella furniture galleries in our stores, promoting our partnership on TV and featuring their fabrics for seating in our IMAX theaters will help us get the message out to anyone who doesn’t want to worry about kids, pets and messy adults sitting on their beautiful new furniture.”

Jordan’s Furniture has selected the Sunbrella fabric style “Heritage Granite” for its IMAX seating. Heritage Granite is part of the Sunbrella Renaissance Collection of fabrics that includes recycled content.

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