Northwest Manufacturing grand opening; expanded Research & Development 4,000 sq. ft. addition supports broadening WoodMaster furnaces lines

(RED LAKE FALLS, MINN.)-Northwest Manufacturing held a grand opening ceremony today for its expanded Research and Development facilities. The 4,000 ft2 of additional space, started in 2008, houses additional testing, prototype development, technology advancements and other research operations for the company's growing line of WoodMaster outdoor wood, pellet and flex fuel furnaces.

Chuck Gagner, President of Northwest Manufacturing, Red Lake Falls, Minn., says, "As consumer demand and our own dealer network grow, we continue looking for viable new uses of this clean, efficient solution through new products. The additional space will allow us to most efficiently expand our product lines."

This expansion brings six new jobs to the company and area. The Research and Development division will continue to expand the WoodMaster product line. Northwest Manufacturing has always operated its Research and Development division, yet this expansion solidifies the company's commitment to further advance and diversify product offerings. The bioenergy flex fuel series furnace is the most recent product advancement. It's the first furnace of its type-utilizing proven clean European technologies-that will be manufactured in the United States, right at Northwest Manufacturing's facilities. These thermal storage boilers will be the first that allow homeowners to use cord wood, wood chips and/or wood pellets for home heating with high efficiency and low emissions. Emissions testing conducted by the company shows the product will meet and exceed 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary emissions program.

Northwest Manufacturing is a privately-owned company based in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. The company develops, manufacturers and markets WoodMaster, WoodMaster AFS (pellet) and Bioenergy Flex Fuel furnaces and replacement parts for most outdoor furnace brands. It also distributes home comfort systems, including in-floor heat. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.WoodMaster.com.