June 25, 2012 at 09:04 AM EDT
Tulikivi Introduces New Award-Winning Harmaja UL/ULC-listed Fireplace in USA and Canada
Tulikivi, the world's largest manufacturer of heat-retaining fireplaces, announced today that the popular Harmaja (har my ah) model soapstone fireplace is now available throughout North America and Canada.
The product extension of Tulikivi's soapstone fireplace line was introduced to its distributors and dealers at the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association Expo earlier this year in Atlanta. Tulikivi won a Vesta Award in the Wood Products category for the Harmaja unit, honoring the company for innovation in product design and technology. The fireplace has an attractive price point and combines convection with radiant heat.
"The Harmaja provides the quick-release heat of a wood stove, with the long-lasting radiant warmth only a masonry heater can provide," said Jeremy Johnson, Tulikivi's marketing and sales manager for North America. "Tulikivis are the only masonry stoves in North America tested and listed to UL and ULC standards. Plus, it is eco-friendly because the coals burn hot and complete, ensuring low emissions," he explained.
Tulikivi distributors are hearing rave reviews from their customers as well. "Tulikivi masonry heaters solve the problem of managing heat from a wood fire by capturing, storing and radiating heat through the soapstone. It provides beautiful comfort that is wonderfully warm to the touch," explained Peter Solac, owner of Woodland Stoves and Fireplaces in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Harmaja radiates steady warmth for up to 16 hours after the fire has gone out. "Even efficient woodstoves often overheat a space. They are too hot to touch when heating and then leave the room cold when they go out," he added. In addition, home chefs can cook with the Harmaja. "The rack in the firebox can be used for high heat flame broiling or the thermal mass heat can be used for slow roasting and stews," he said. "Overall, this is an affordable, practical, more efficient, and easier to control option for wood heating," he concluded.
Ron Pihl, owner of Warmstone Fireplaces & Designs in Livingston, Montana, heard responses from his customers that mirror those across the county. "They are really pleased with how the Harmaja fits with their everyday life," says Pihl. "They are attracted to the soft, radiant heat as well as the cooking features, making it a popular gathering space. Most of all, they look forward to waking up warm," he continued. Pihl explained that The Harmaja is crafted with the renowned Tulikivi reputation for elegance, sustainability and unparalleled quality in design and materials. It comes with a five-year warranty, and is made of hand-cut Finnish soapstone and features durable doors and finishes.
The Tulikivi Group comprises the Tulikivi Corporation, which is a listed family enterprise, and its subsidiaries. The Tulikivi Group is the world's largest manufacturer of heat-retaining fireplaces. Tulikivi has three product groups: Fireplaces, Saunas and Interior & Design. Tulikivi and its customers value wellbeing, interior design and the benefits of bioenergy. Tulikivi's net sales are roughly EUR 60 million, of which exports account for about half. Tulikivi employs over 400 people. For more information about Tulikivi, please visit http://www.tulikivi.com. For the nearest distributor, call 800-843-3473. Or, follow them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Tulikivi, Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/TulikiviOyj, or Pinterest http://pinterest.com/tulikivi/.
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