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Rutland Products

October 04, 2010 14:49 ET

Prevent Chimney Fires With Rutland Products

RUTLAND, VT--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  In support of October as "Fire Prevention Month," Rutland Products, the leader in hearth maintenance products, has focused their attention on informing the public on ways they can burn efficiently and prevent the dangerous buildup of creosote within their chimneys. Creosote, an extremely flammable byproduct from wood burning fireplaces and stoves, is one of the leading causes of chimney fires. Along with recommending an annual cleaning by a certified chimney sweep, Rutland's website has a number of helpful tips and safety instructions to keep families safe this winter. The website also features an extensive list of their renowned creosote and soot removing products. Rutland recommends home owners take time to check their fireplace or wood burning stove before the real cold weather arrives.

The Rutland Fire Clay Company was formally organized under their Articles of Association filed in Montpelier on Nov. 13, 1883.

Rutland Stove Lining became the first marketed product of the fledgling Company. If the Company was to grow, it was necessary to have more products. Stove Polish seemed logical to go with Stove Lining, and two polishes were developed. While the formulas have been improved over the years, Rutland still makes stove polishes.

The Company survived the Great Depression of the 1930's and World War II, and in spite of the economic difficulties of those years, the Company was beginning to make progress. As the Company grew, the firm maintained the desire to furnish quality goods for the customers. The mainstay of this period was home repair products such as Patching Plaster, with many of the ingredients found locally. War shortages prompted people to go back to using their old wood stoves, and Rutland supplied many maintenance products for stoves.

After expanding the manufacturing to other parts of the country, the manufacturing was consolidated in 1996 at our newly constructed plant in Jacksonville, IL. From this location, they supply products nationally and internationally.

Over the years, management has changed, but their goal remains simple: They will continue to manufacture the best possible products at the most competitive price, ship quickly, and maintain unequaled customer service and technical support. Customer satisfaction is the key to their success.

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