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This is a new venture for HPC. We were looking for another avenue to get information out to our dealers and distributors. Whether it is technical, catalog updates or some information you may just find useful.

Webinar - Safety of the Electronic Ignition, Push button and Match Lit Fire Pits

Fire Inspired™ Webinar SeriesSAFETY Features:Electronic Ignition (EI), Electronic Ignition with Hi/Lo (EI Hi/Lo), Manual Ignition with Safety Pilot (FPPK), Match-Lit (MLFPK)REMINDER – HPC's Commitment to safety is second to none!!! Why HPC? Choosing HPC gets you the benefit of the most innovative and SAFEST products on the m...
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Getting the Most Out of Your HPC Fire Inspired ™ Electronic Ignition High-Low Fire Pit

(Tips for Best Enjoyment: Part 1 of a Series)HPC Fire Inspired™ Electronic Ignition (EI) High-Low Fire Pits are one of the most popular lines in our company's history, mostly because people love the convenience of easy remote-control ignition. Recently, the EI High-Low series was updated to include enhanced safety features as well as a...
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Tech Talks - What is NFI Certification?

Last week's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk focused on the importance of CSA Certification. This week we are going to talk about an equally important certification, NFI Certification. The National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) is the professional certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF), a 501(c...
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Sean Steimle Assumes Role of CEO at HPC

Greg Steck, Former President, Takes on Engineering Management DutiesDAYTON, OH – HPC, the world's leading gas fire pit manufacturer, recently announced that Sean Steimle has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Steimle held the position of Chief Operating Officer. In a related move, Greg Steck, former CEO and Presid...
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Tech Talks - Certification vs. Compliance

​What is CSA Certified and why is it better than "tested in compliance"?This week's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk is going to focus on Certification vs. Compliance, and the importance between the two.Gas fire pits add so much to outdoor environments, whether in residential or commercial applications as they become the irresistible focal...
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Tech Talks - Safety – Electronic Ignition (EI)

What are the safety features of the HPC Electronic Ignition (EI) burners?This week's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk is going to focus on Safety, specifically the safety features of our Electronic Ignition (EI) burners. Here are some of the features that we will talk about: safety pilot, limit switch, valve, hot surface ignition, CSA Cert...
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Igniting the Industry (From Patio & Hearth Products Report)

Hearth Products Controls (Dayton, Ohio) brings more than four decades of experience to the hearth industry as it continues to pave the way for innovation with its outdoor firepits, fire rings, fire-on-water features, replacement parts, and accessories.After getting its start as a division of The Maddox Company in 1975, HPC became its o...
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Tech Talks - Gas Fire Pit Gas Lines

What to look for when dealing with Gas Fire Pit Gas Lines?In today's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk we are going to talk about the proper planning of gas lines for your gas fire pits. There are many factors that go into a successful gas fire pit installation, but proper planning of the gas line is arguably the most important.Here are 5 k...
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Tech Talks - Gas Fire Pit Clearances

What is the purpose of proper clearance for a gas fire pit?In today's HPC Fire Inspired™ Tech Talk we are going to talk about the proper clearance to combustible needed when installing a gas fire pit. A combustible is any flammable material that could be seriously damaged by the flame.HPC looks at clearances two main ways: horizontal a...
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Tech Talks - Gas Fire Pit Drainage

What is the purpose of drainage in a gas fire pit enclosure?In HPC Fire Inspired™ last Tech Talk we talked about Ventilation, today we are going to talk about Drainage and how it goes hand in hand with Ventilation.The sole reason for proper drainage is to avoid water/moisture accumulating in the fire pit enclosure. There are two points...
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Webinar - CSA and NFI Certification and what it means to you

Fire InspiredTM Webinar SeriesSAFETY – CSA CERTIFIED and NFI CERTIFIEDSAFETY – HPC's Commitment to safety is second to none!!!Why HPC?Choosing HPC gets you the benefit of the most innovative and SAFEST products on the marketOver 400+ CSA Certified productsFull team of NFI Certified technicians here to support your design, install, and ...
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Tech Talks - Ventilation

Gas Fire Pit VentilationWhat is the purpose of ventilation in a gas fire pit enclosure? HPC Fire Inspired™ specializes in safe fire pit inserts. In order to have a successful installation of an insert you must build the proper enclosure, which means you must meet the safe and proper product clearances and understand ventilation require...
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HPC Announces Lifetime Warranty on Fire Features

Reinforces Company's Commitment to Safety and Quality DAYTON, Ohio – HPC, the world's leading manufacturer of CSA-certified fire and water features, recently announced it is implementing a Lifetime Warranty on its fire pit burners. This new warranty policy goes into effect May 1, 2019, and applies to the entire line of fire pit burner...
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Scott Monnin Joins HPC as Accounting Controller

Will Head Financial Management for Growing Dayton Firm DAYTON, OH – HPC, the nation's largest gas fire pit manufacturer, recently announced it has hired Scott Monnin as Accounting Controller. In this role, Scott will work with the accounting team to develop robust financial processes, continuous improvement programs, and metrics for e...
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HPC’s Phil Weisenborn Gains NFI Safety Certification

HPC Expands NFI-Certified Tech TeamDAYTON, OH – HPC, the leading gas fire pit manufacturer, recently announced that Phil Weisenborn, technical service representative, has completed and passed certification testing from NFI, the leading training and certification agency in the gas products industry."NFI certification is a must at HPC," ...
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Chad Ewing Joins HPC as Technical Service Manager

Will Lead Development of Training and Education ProgramsDAYTON, OH – HPC, the leading gas fire pit manufacturer, recently announced it has hired Chad Ewing as Technical Service Manager. In this role, Chad will lead technical training programs, such as webinars, continuous education programs, certification programs and onsite training."...
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NEW PRODUCT UPDATE: GLASS

HPC wants to be your "one-stop shop" for all things related to fire pits. And that includes fire glass. To demonstrate our commitment to increasing your fire glass sales, we are offering drastically reduced pricing – reductions of greater than 50% across the board! Along with offering these low prices, we are tightening up our pro...
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Rowena Pritchett Joins HPC as Executive Assistant

Dayton Manufacturer Increasing EmploymentDAYTON, OH – HPC, the leading gas fire pit manufacturer, recently announced it is expanding its workforce again. HPC has hired Rowena Pritchett as Executive Assistant. In this role, she will assist the management team with expanding the team's capacities."Rowena brings tremendous organizational talent and pr...
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3 - March Newsletter

HPBExpo 2019 - ON TO DALLASWe're looking forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming HPBExpo, in Dallas, Texas. We'll have new products galore, plus new displays. See you at Booth #1015. (In case you get lost while you are at the show, look up at the Aisle signs in the exhibit hall, many of which are being sponsored by HPC. They will...
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2 - Feb Newsletter

A SNEAK PEEK AT HPBExpoIn preparation for next month's HPBExpo in Dallas, our engineering crew has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on display models of our new products, and the marketing team has been busy making sure the products will be displayed in their best light. We don't want to spill the beans yet on what we ha...
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