• Quadra-Fire EDGE 60 named one of 100 Best New Products
    Quadra-Fire®, a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc., is proud to announce that the EDGE™ 60 was named to Professional Builder magazine’s 100 Best New Products list for 2009. Introduced in March, the EDGE 60 is the first pellet-burning fireplace ever to hit the market.

    The 100 Best New Products Award recognizes the most significant and innovative products introduced in the past year, as well as the manufacturers who invested in their research and development. According to Professional Builder, “These are the products that will change our view of home building over the next few years.” The editors base their choices on technical advancement, significant product improvement, new product line introduction and the ability to increase competition within a product line.

    “Free standing pellet stoves and inserts have been available for several years, but until now, consumers could not purchase a pellet fireplace,” said John Shimek, vice president of Marketing for Hearth & Home Technologies. “The EDGE 60 offers the beauty and functionality of a fireplace, while providing homeowners with the piece of mind that they are heating with renewable fuel in a clean-burning, low emissions hearth product.”

    Delivering a whopping 60,000 Btus of heat, the EDGE 60 can provide warmth to over 2,500 square feet of living space. It features Quadra-Fire’s proven “Advanced Energy” multi-fuel technology, allowing homeowners to choose fuel options ranging from wood and grass pellets, to corn and wheat. The EDGE 60 has a programmable wall control with a thermostat to regulate heat output and achieve optimum fuel efficiency. It also has an automatic self-cleaning feature and is whisper quiet when operating. It is designed for zero clearance installation and does not require a chimney.

    Additional standard features of the EDGE 60 include an extra large hopper holding 120 pounds of pellets for up to seven days of extended operation and a slide out rail system for easy maintenance. The unit slides completely out of the wall, allowing easy access for maintenance. Homeowners can choose from several attractive front options that will compliment any décor, ranging from traditional to modern. More information about the EDGE 60 is available here.

    This past March, the EDGE 60 also received the Vesta Hearth Green Award, which is the highest environment award conferred within the industry. Jointly sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Village West Publishing’s Hearth & Home magazine, the Green Award recognizes environmental responsibility in nine areas covering everything from minimization of environmental impact during manufacturing, to energy conservation in the home, to energy return on energy investment.

    Quadra-Fire® is a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc. Quadra-Fire hearth products deliver high performance, control and durability, helping homeowners capture fire’s full potential as a clean heating source, while enjoying beautiful visual assets in their homes. Durable, high-efficiency Quadra-Fire stoves, inserts and fireplaces meet the guidelines established by the USGBC LEED® for Homes and NAHB Green Building Standard for sustainable building practices. Visit www.quadrafire.com or call 800-926-4356.

    About Hearth & Home Technologies
    Hearth & Home Technologies is the world’s leading provider of whole hearth systems including fireplaces, stoves and inserts, as well as furnaces that utilize biomass fuels. Its family of brands includes Harman™, Heatilator®, Heat & Glo®, Quadra-Fire® and Fireside Hearth & Home® retail stores and builder design centers. The company offers a wide variety of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable hearth products, which are manufactured, packaged and delivered with respect for the environment. Hearth & Home Technologies is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the United States. Visit www.hearthnhome.com.

    About Professional Builder Magazine
    Professional Builder is published by Reed Business Information (www.reedbusiness.com/us), which offers business professionals in the media, manufacturing, electronics, construction and retail industries more than 75 Webzines and portals, 80 market-leading business-to-business publications, directories, plus several market research, email direct marketing, and subscription data base businesses. Reed Business Information is part of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK and ENL) – a world-leading publisher and information provider operating in the science and medical, legal and business-to-business industry sectors. To view all of the 100 Best New Products, visit www.probuilder.com.
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