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August 20, 1998
A privately held Kentucky firm has completed its acquisition of Fireplace Manufacturers Inc., a Santa Ana manufacturer of metal fireplaces. Desa International, which makes indoor and outdoor heating and home security products, will pay $7.14 per share for Fireplace, the Santa Ana company said Wednesday.
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BUSINESS
August 20, 1998
A privately held Kentucky firm has completed its acquisition of Fireplace Manufacturers Inc., a Santa Ana manufacturer of metal fireplaces. Desa International, which makes indoor and outdoor heating and home security products, will pay $7.14 per share for Fireplace, the Santa Ana company said Wednesday.
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BUSINESS
March 21, 1998 | (John O'Dell)
Fireplace Manufacturers Inc. said Friday it has agreed to be acquired by Desa International Inc. for as much as $23.8 million in cash. Principal shareholders of the metal fireplace manufacturer have entered into options to sell their 50% stake in the company to Desa, a closely held Kentucky manufacturer of indoor and outdoor heating and home security products. Desa already owns 8% of Fireplace Manufacturers' shares.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1998 | (John O'Dell)
Fireplace Manufacturers Inc. said Friday it has agreed to be acquired by Desa International Inc. for as much as $23.8 million in cash. Principal shareholders of the metal fireplace manufacturer have entered into options to sell their 50% stake in the company to Desa, a closely held Kentucky manufacturer of indoor and outdoor heating and home security products. Desa already owns 8% of Fireplace Manufacturers' shares.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1990 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three recent house fires in Moorpark have prompted an investigation by a fireplace manufacturer and city and Ventura County officials who are concerned that thousands of area homes with prefabricated metal fireplaces might have hazardous chimney caps. An investigator for the Ventura County Fire Department said Monday that thousands of homes countywide may be affected by shrouds placed over the tops of chimneys to camouflage spark arresters and termination caps.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Christopher Tower rebuilds his burned-out Laguna Beach home later this year, he plans to incorporate a beautiful wood-burning fireplace to complement the stunning Pacific Ocean view from his new living room. But in a nearby bedroom, Tower is forsaking the allure of a wood-burner for a unit that burns natural gas. The second fireplace, Tower said, "is mainly for ambience . . . a gas fireplace is easy to use and it's clean."
BUSINESS
February 11, 1986 | JEFF ROWE, Jeff Rowe is a free-lance writer
Big George's brow furrowed as he considered the question posed by the instructor: "Did you go to the moon last night?" "No," he replied, "I don't." "Didn't," corrected the teacher, Tru Hoften-Siegel, a native of the Netherlands and a master of Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and English. Big George is one of 14 Spanish-speaking workers at Fireplace Manufacturers Inc. in Santa Ana who take English lessons on their lunch break.
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