Wood stoves and fireplaces, crafted in Norway, built in Maine

Monday, Oct. 9 Location Code
8:30am-4:15pm Sheraton, 2nd floor, Liberty Ballroom MT/07



Voted one of the 'Best Places to Work' in Maine in three different years and recognized by the hearth products industry for lean manufacturing excellence, Jotul maintains a strong improvement focus. It boasts a culture that encourages promotion from within and formalizes employee development, cross-training and working as part of a team. On this tour, you will see products flowing through assembly/paint/packing one by one, strong internal and external pull systems, visual scheduling and a continuous improvement idea system that brings out the creativity of the Jotul workforce.


Jotul was founded in Maine in 1980. The parent company, Jotul AS, was founded in Norway in 1853. Jotul stoves have been imported in the U.S. since the early 1970s. In the early 1990s, Jotul North America was a pioneer in the gas hearth products market in the U.S. with its freestanding gas room heater. In 1998, Jotul North America's Maine facility added product development as well as the final assembly of the product line of gas room heaters designed for the North American hearth products market. www.jotul.com

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Safety glasses