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501273 Grey Road 1,
Founded in 1955 by Hans Heidolph, Caframo is privately owned and manufactures products including laboratory overhead stirrers, specialty fans, heaters, thermoelectric fans, and thermoelectric lighting. The company name originally evolved from the development of Canadian Fractional Motors and the products that use them. In 1996, General Manager Tony Solecki purchased the company.
Currently, the company is organized into two divisions. Caframo Lifestyle Solutions focuses on consumer products including the Ecofan, JOI Lamp, specialty marine fans, and heaters while Caframo Laboratory Solutions focuses on laboratory stirrers and accessories.
In 2018, Caframo was named Business of the Year by Owen Sound and District Chamber of Commerce and was presented with the Community Conservation Award from the Owen Sound Field Naturalists. In 2019, the Caframo True North Heater was named as the Best Overall Electric Heater for RVs by The Drive magazine.
Ecofan is the very first heat powered stove fan to market. Since the original Ecofan’s debut, Caframo has introduced several new Ecofan models including the low-temperature BelAir Model 806, patented UltrAir 810, and AirMax 812, all of which are sold to consumers in North America, United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand, and Japan.
The company has been awarded two Vesta Awards from Hearth & Home magazine, in 2007 for the low-temperature BelAir model and in 2019 for the 8200 Series.
Awards and recognition
- National Marine Distributors Association Gold Supplier of the Year Award (2018)
- Fisheries Supply Innovation Award (Lighting) for JOI Lamp (2014)
- SAIL Magazine Pittman Innovation Award Winner for Taku Hatch Fan (2013)
- International Casual Furnishings Association Design Excellence Award (Outdoor Lighting) for JOI Lamp (2011)
- National Hardware Show Retailer’s Choice Award for Caframo Ecofan (2010)
- "Housewares: Beyond form meets function" UPI. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "Made in Canada" Hardlines HiQ. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "Caframo Donates 100 Ecofans to Utility Assistance Program" United WAy of Bruce Grey. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "Caframo Charity Committee Raises $18,720 for Lion’s Head Daycare" Bruce Peninsula Press. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "25 Years of Ecofan" Fires & Fireplaces. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
- (02-24-2015) "Caframo marks 60 years". Owen Sound Sun Times.
- (10-06-2015) "After 60 years, Caframo is still committed to community products". The Wharton Echo.
- "Wiarton Fly-In" International Flying Farmer. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- (03-08-2016) "Caframo's German roots created a unique Canadian company". The Wharton Echo.
- "Caframo and the EcoFan" Stove Fan Reviews. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
- (04-23-2015) "Caframo plans major expansion". Owen Sound Sun Times.
- "Manufacturers perform facelifts on products and processes" Canadian Manufacturing. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "Canadian Company Moves Cabin Fan Production Back Home" Canadian Yachting. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
- "A Stem Cell-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffold for Auditory Nerve Replacement" US Department of the Army. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "Biological Shakers & Stirrers Market Report" Associates 99. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
- "Owen Sound Chamber Awards" Bayshore Broadcasting. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
- "NATURE CLUB NEWS July 2018" Owen Sound Field Naturalists. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
- "Best Electric Heater for RVs: Stay Warm and Cozy on the Road" The Drive. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
- "For Woodburning Stove Owners: The Ecofan Requires No Power" Core 77. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
- "Caframo Ecofan Reviews - Detailed Buyers' Guide" Wood Stove Reviews. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
- "2019 Vesta Award Winners" Vesta Awards. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
- "Sea‐Dog, Uflex USA & Gold Eagle Win 2018 NMDA Supplier of the Year Awards" NMDA. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "2014 Fisheries Supply Innovation Award Winners Announced" Northwest Yachting. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- 2013 Pittman Innovation Award Winner: Caframo Taku Hatch Fan" SAIL Magazine. Retreived 2020-09-29.
- "ICFA awards top efforts in design, manufacturing and sales" Casual Living. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
- "Thirty-three Products Singled Out for Hardware Retailing - Retailers' Choice Awards" National Hardware Show. Retrieved 2020-09-29.