Uniflame


Uniflame is a leading designer and marketer of fireplaces, screens and fireplace tools. Its parent, Blue Rhino, makes barbecue grills, outdoor heaters, mosquito traps, and other outdoor appliances. It also offers a complete line of barbecue accessories. Where did the name "Blue Rhino" come from? In 1994 Billy Prim wanted to take his convenience store ...Read More

Uniflame

Uniflame is a leading designer and marketer of fireplaces, screens and fireplace tools. Its parent, Blue Rhino, makes barbecue grills, outdoor heaters, mosquito traps, and other outdoor appliances. It also offers a complete line of barbecue accessories.

Where did the name "Blue Rhino" come from? In 1994 Billy Prim wanted to take his convenience store business to the next level, and on a trip to Paris found a propane cylinder exchange display at a gas station. He thought cylinder exchange might work in the states, and he convinced a couple hundred stores to try it, sales were good, so he started a national tank exchange company that would capitalize on gas grill sales, which were starting to grow. On a photo safari in South Africa, inspiration struck when he zoomed in on a rhino, tough, sturdy, and looks like a tank. And the propane flame, he said, would make a perfect rhino horn.

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