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BDR529 Member Posts: 269
Getting mixed info with the foundry closing in PA.
Not sure if it is true or not? However, it could take several players out of the game.


  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 6,100
    edited September 2022
    I guess they will have to go back to making steel boilers. I remember Burnham used to have some steel boilers. I have also heard that SlantFin is closing the boiler side and that another firm has already purchased the baseboard side of things a few years back.

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  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 698
    Burnham still exists, no idea about peerless, slant-fin is (for now) gone with no plans to come back. The slant-fin name will still exist for baseboard, though the baseboard operations were bought by mestek a few years ago.

    Take a look at the sheer amount of cast iron that the US boiler manufacturers import from china some time, that may answer your questions about foundry closings
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,399
    The foundry is not closing.
    Retired and loving it.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,813
    nothing wrong with steel boilers either for water or steam. Used to be very common on steam and think commercial. Cleaver Brooks, Kewanee, Spencer, Dillon, and about a million others made steel for steam