Gorham, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited Jøtul North America, a wood stove manufacturer in Gorham, to participate in a tour of the production facility, meet with employees, and receive an update on Jøtul’s product and technology development.
“The dedicated employees at Jøtul North America are constantly working to improve their wood stove technology to keep customers in Maine and throughout the country warm while also decreasing energy costs and reducing air pollution,” said Senator Collins. “I will continue to work to support the important research being done at Jøtul, which provides nearly 100 Mainers with good-paying jobs in Southern Maine.”
Jøtul North America was founded in Maine in 1980. The parent company, Jøtul AS, was founded in Norway in 1853. Jøtul stoves have been imported in the U.S. since the early 1970s. In 2017, Jøtul announced that all of their wood and gas stoves and fireplace inserts sold in North America would be manufactured in Gorham. Last year, the Manufacturing Association of Maine named Jøtul its manufacturer of the year.