Wood stove change out programs raises $55,000 for charity


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Gorham, Maine – Since 2013, Jøtul North America (Jøtul) has supported Operation BBQ Relief, a 501c3 disaster relief non-profit that provides hot meals to those in need after disaster strikes and the first responders helping those communities. Bret Watson, Jøtul President, recently presented the company’s latest check for $14,500 at the HPBExpo in Dallas, TX. Since starting the program Jøtul has donated over $55,000. Funds are raised for its annual donation to Operation BBQ Relief by contributions of $10 per outdated stove that the company replaces with new, highly efficient wood or gas stoves. Jøtul’s changeout program occurs during summer each year, and encourages consumers to replace older, outdated models with new Jøtul wood and gas stoves.

About Jøtul

Jøtul is one of the world’s oldest producers of stoves, inserts and fireplaces. Building on a proud Norwegian heritage, we have combined fine craftsmanship with the art of coping with the cold for 160 years. Jøtul North America (NA) formed in Maine in 1980 and with the introduction of freestanding gas room heaters, the company quickly earned recognition as a pioneer in the gas hearth products marketplace. Jøtul NA is responsible for the design and final assembly of multiple gas and wood products, selling tens-of-thousands of wood and gas stoves annually. The current face of Jøtul includes a full spectrum of high-end stoves and fireplaces, from the steadfast, often-mimicked traditional Norwegian cast iron designs to cutting edge contemporary units, all constructed with a keen eye on quality craftsmanship and maximum efficiency through Jøtul's Clean Burn™ and Fusion™ Technologies. Contact: David Peck, Jøtul NA Marketing Communications, (207) 591-6624, and jotul.com/us/home