Ontario Firm Acquires Elmira Stove Works

by Autumn McGarr

ELMIRA, ONTARIO — Elmira Stove Works, the Ontario-based manufacturer of vintage-styled appliances and wood-burning cookstoves, has been acquired by Plaintree Systems Inc., a company that specializes in structural design, aerospace, telecommunications and kitchen appliances, corporate officials announced.

Terms of the March 30 transaction were not disclosed.

Elmira Stove Works has been manufacturing and distributing kitchen appliances since 1975 through a network of more than 300 dealers across North America. The company’s Elmira, Ontario headquarters – along with production of its Northstar, Heritage and Fireview lines – has relocated to Plaintree’s 135,000-sq.-ft. facility in Arnprior, Ontario, corporate officials said, adding that the company will retain a sales office in Elmira and will have showrooms in both Elmira and Arnprior.

Elmira’s sales and marketing infrastructure will remain intact, with plans calling for a rebranding of the company and its products, and an enhancement to both online and in-store customer experiences, officials added.

“Plaintree’s manufacturing capacity and resources, and strong focus on quality, will allow Elmira to continue to grow for years to come,” said Brian Hendrick, Elmira Stove Works departing president and shareholder.

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