Travis Industries a finalist in international stove contest

Sep 25, 2013
Courtesy of: Gary Webster Kurt Rumens, president and chief designer of Travis Industries stands with Alan Atemboski, Travis Industries technical director, next to the Cape Cod wood stove. The stove is a finalist in an international competition.

A Travis Industries stove is a finalist in an international competition for building clean wood stoves.

The Mukilteo-based hearth manufacturer’s Lopi Cape Cod wood stove has been selected as a finalist in the Wood Stove Design Challenge, the first international competition to build an affordable, cleaner-burning wood stove for residential heating.

The stoves of 14 finalists will be tested and judged at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in November.

The award-winning Lopi Cape Cod is a hybrid cast iron wood stove, featuring Hybrid-Fyre technology to improve efficiency and minimize emissions.

It operates at an efficiency of more than 80 percent and produces particle emissions of 0.45 grams an hour, the lowest of any wood stove available.

Options for the Cape Cod include the patent-pending GreenStart ignition system, which starts a fire with the push of a button.

Founded in 1979, Travis Industries is the largest privately-owned wood, pellet and gas stove, insert and fireplace company in America. Travis employs more than 400 from the Mukilteo area.

Travis Industries builds four brands of stoves: Avalon, Fireplace Xtrordinair, Lopi and Tempest Torch.

The winner of the Wood Stove Design Challenge will receive $25,000, extensive publicity and be featured in the magazine “Popular Mechanics,” a sponsor.

The competition was launched by the Alliance for Green Heat, an independent non-profit organization, to bring innovation to wood-burning stoves. It showcases some of the most efficient, cleanest and next-generation wood stoves from around the world.

In selecting finalists, judges looked at emissions, efficiency, innovation, affordability and marketability.

Vote for the Lopi Cape Cod to win the Wood Stove Design Challenge at www.popularmechanics.com or www.forgreenheat.org.

To learn more about the Cape Cod, visit Lopi’s website at www.lopistoves.com/.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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