Hearth & Home Technologies, a manufacturer of fireplace products, plans a $1.45 million expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Lake City, Minnesota. The company plans to hire 37 additional associates.
The company, which was founded in 1927, manufactures and installs wood burning, natural gas and electric fireplaces; wood, pellet and gas fireplace inserts and related products. The firm plans to convert 20,000 square feet of warehouse space in Lake City into an engineering lab, offices and testing space.
As an incentive, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is supporting the expansion with $194,010 from the Job Creation Fund. Hearth & Home Technologies will receive the funding after meeting its hiring and investment commitments.
“Hearth & Home Technologies is the largest manufacturer and supplier of fireplaces, stoves and hearth products in the world,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “We’re grateful to the company for bringing new jobs to the Lake City area and investing in Minnesota.”
Hearth & Home Technologies products are sold through dealers in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South Africa. The company is a subsidiary of Muscatine, Iowa, based HNI Corp.