US Stove


United States Stove Company is privately owned and operated with years of experience, hands down the longest and best in their industry. With 140 years and counting, they have people start their careers and then retire from their company after 30 plus years of service. The corporate facility is located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, about 30 miles West of ...Read More

US Stove

United States Stove Company is privately owned and operated with years of experience, hands down the longest and best in their industry. With 140 years and counting, they have people start their careers and then retire from their company after 30 plus years of service. The corporate facility is located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, about 30 miles West of Chattanooga. Their parts department, engineering, and testing lab is located across the street from the corporate offices, where their call center is located. Manufacturing is located in Bridgeport, Alabama, about 7 miles from the main campus. They also have a plant is Eugene, Oregon and two smaller plants in Tennessee.

History. Wetter Manufacturing of Memphis, Tennessee (1864) and Perry Stove Works of Albany, New York (1869) are the two companies that make up what is now United States Stove Company. Perry had an abundance of natural resources like limestone, iron ore and coal and easy access to railway and water transportation. After a deadly boiler explosion in 1888, they sold to Wetter who combined their foundry with its own in St. Louis, both producing heating stoves and cooking ranges. In 1926 they reorganized as United States Stove Company.

For 37 years starting in 1937, three-quarters of the company’s volume was through Sears, mainly coal and wood kitchen ranges. In 1963, the “Franklin Fireplace” was designed to heat homes more efficiently, and by 1981, USSC was producing over 500 Franklin Stoves a day.

×

2 easy ways to share and earn