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Entries for 2023

December 06, 2023

Introducing Karen Arpino: A New Chapter In NCHPBA'S Leadership

The North Central Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (NCHPBA) announced exciting news that Karen Arpino is their new executive director for the North Central region. Arpino, with a background in...

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October 17, 2023

RPG Brands Named One of Arizona's Most Admired Companies

HPBA member, RPG Brands, was recently honored as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2023. This prestigious award recognizes Arizona-based companies that demonstrate excellence acro...

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August 15, 2023

HPBA member, Empire Group expands presence in North American Hearth Industry

Empire Group, the parent company of Empire Comfort Systems, announced the acquisition of Canadian Heating Products, Inc. (dba Montigo Fireplaces) of Langley, British Columbia, Canada (“Montigo&r...

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August 15, 2023

HHT Announces Forge & Flame

Hearth and Home Technologies®, an HPBA member, announced the launch of its latest stove brand, Forge & Flame. Vermont Castings®, Quadra-Fire® and Harman®—the three brands tha...

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August 15, 2023

The 2023 NEHPBA “Stoke the Fire” Event Kindled Collaboration and Recreation

A bout of rain interrupted the cornhole tournament in the Outdoor Living area. However, the more than 220 outdoor dealers were undeterred and fired up their stoves. Socializing and dining on homemade ...

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August 04, 2023


StoveTeam International is honored to be one of HPBA's Charity of Choice for 2023. With this partnership, we aim to reach 1,000 Justa Cookstoves sponsored by the hearth industry in 2023, reducing smok...

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April 20, 2023

Federal Court Rules AGAINST Berkeley's Gas Ban

On Monday, April 17, 2023, a federal appeals court ruled against Berkeley, California’s ban on installing natural gas piping into new home construction. The decision from the U.S. District Court...

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February 02, 2023

Women's Mentoring Program - Lessons Learned

At the end of our HPBExpo ’22 show in Atlanta, I was asked if I would like to lead the second round of our Women’s Mentoring Program. As someone who is young in her career and a mentee the...

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January 12, 2023

Federal Gas Stove Ban?

Reports abounded last week about the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and “gas stoves” based on a letter from 20 legislators. Early reports indicated that an outright ban on gas r...

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