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Made in the USA: Duraflame Firelogs

Keep your house warm this year with a log that's made right here in the USA

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by Kate Hogan on
Dec 20, 2017

As decorated Christmas trees glow with lights, and stockings are hung by the chimney with care, people are looking for the best way to light their fireplaces. If you turn to an artificial log, buy one that is made in America by purchasing a Duraflame firelog.


Duraflame firelogs were actually conceived by accident. In 1968, the California Cedar Products Company was producing pencils. They found that they could recycle the extra sawdust created during the wood manufacturing process by mixing it with petroleum wax to make a whole new type of fireplace log. The company would go on to call the new product the Duraflame firelog.

By the mid-1970s, Duraflame firelogs had captured 50% of the artificial firelog markets in the United States. In 1986, the company became independently owned and operated out of its headquarters in Stockton, California

Duraflame firelogs have an easy lighting process that is designed to work with the wrapper in place. All you have to do is create an airspace between the body of the firelog and the wrapper by pulling outward on the package seem and lighting the two arrows on the seam. The logs light fully in less than five minutes and burn for three hours in any type of open-hearth fireplace. No additional trees are cut down to make a Duraflame log. They also burn 80% cleaner than wood, so you are also helping reduce emissions in your neighborhood.

The company is still headquartered in Stockton and controls more than 40 percent of the firelog market, selling millions of firelogs each year. Every single Duraflame product is made in America. They have two manufacturing plants, one in California and another in Somerset, Kentucky, that employ over 200 people. Between the two plants, they produce over 14,000 miles of firelogs each year.

For more than 40 years, Duraflame has been enhancing the way people “enjoy one of man’s oldest discoveries.”, and has become the best friend of fireplace owners, barbeques, bonfire-goers and s’more lovers all across America. Enjoy sitting next to one this holiday season.

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