Patio Classic changes owners
Cinde Ingram -- Casual Living, April 15, 2005
Patio Classic, a grill and accessories manufacturer, remained based in Louisville, Ky., after it changed owners last fall.
"We've been in distribution before," new owner Charles Marra said during the HPBA Expo. "It was a small company and we just decided to step up to the plate. We have customers all over the country and we export, too."
The Patio Classic brand originated in 1998 following nine years as Kingsford Pro Charcoal Grills, produced by Porcelain Metals Corporation. Patio Classic now offers two-, three- and four-burner gas grills along with an oval-shaped charcoal grill, accessories and replacement parts. Patio Classics also offers the Barbecue Bucket, a compact, portable charcoal grill with 150-square-inch cooking surface.
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