The Rebirth of AHS Inc

The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: greenftechn On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:38 pm

The Coal Gun and Wood Gun boiler lines are now once again under the stewardship of Jeff and Phyllis Gingerich of Harrisonville, PA. After a bit over 4 years of the solid fuel boom and bust experience, the company that bought them out has elected to sell the business back, effective September 1, 2013. We are looking forward to reestablishing the relationships that made and kept us strong over the years. I will be maintaining the manufacturer's corner for them and welcome your input and questions. I have known Jeff and Phyllis for 15 years, having provided IT support for most of those years. I will be working with them, with Darren Bricker, and with a growing production/assembly team to build on past experience and to expand our circle of satisfied customers.
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:49 pm

Sounds good and best wishes.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:21 pm

All of this is indeed great news!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:55 pm

Is the AHS showroom still going to be located just off of I-81 near Chambersburg?

Thanks!
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Welcome back to the forum,and I know you have been busy behind the scenes anyway. :D

LET THE FOLKS KNOW IF THE SHOWROOM AND SOME MANUFACTURING WILL STAY IN GREENCASTLE OR CHAMBERSBURG OR IN BOTH LOCATIONS.
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:49 pm

Here's to your success ! Let it rip,and please visit frequently. The Manufacturer's Corner could use some fresh news from AHS. Please keep it coming ! :)
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:00 pm

Welcome,

Any plans to address the many concerns regarding puff backs?

Personally I would like to see some videos on the website about seasonal maintenance with step by step instructions, fine tuning advice, and better support network including outside of Penn.

Regards,
Valter Borges
S260 Owner
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:54 pm

As I reflect back upon the period when I was experiencing (and complaining about) puff-backs, they only started AFTER I oiled some of my Harmony coal and began using the oiled stuff. After that was finally worked through and I got rid of it, along with fine tuning the ash grate temperature, I went the balance of the season with no puff-backs. I therefore do not personally recommend using freshly oiled (or oiled period for that matter) coal in an AHS Coal Gun. Perhaps I used too much oil. It would be good to receive comments on this matter from AHS.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: greenftechn On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:16 pm

whistlenut wrote:Welcome back to the forum,and I know you have been busy behind the scenes anyway. :D

LET THE FOLKS KNOW IF THE SHOWROOM AND SOME MANUFACTURING WILL STAY IN GREENCASTLE OR CHAMBERSBURG OR IN BOTH LOCATIONS.


The main office and final assembly have moved back to Harrisonville, PA. Boiler vessel manufacturing will be at the plant in Chambersburg for the time being. We have units to show at the main office location.
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: Pa papa On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:36 am

Good to have you back. Keep in touch with the forum.
Pa papa
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS-130
Coal Size/Type: Pea; anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler; LP insert

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:20 pm

Chubby's back, AHS back, coal now being sold at little peach variaty stores to Fencing company's, etc. here in MA! :shock:
I think were seeing a change in times a commin' :clap:

Best wishes to you... keep the money & jobs in America!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:56 pm

This company has great potential, I hope you exploit the opportunity given by new (old) ownership. Most coal burning appliances are similar, not too many unique products or those protected by patent that make any one company stand-out. For example, I would buy another Leisure Line product because of their outstanding customer service even if another company had a better product. Therefore, its imperative that you develop GREAT customer service like your life depended on it, which it does. Both Harman and AHS suffer tremendously from poor customer service and this tarnish won't rub off by new ownership alone, it will take time and effort.

Best wishes!
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75. (sold)
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:21 pm

Congrats on the rebirth. Best of luck to you!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: greenftechn On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:47 am

Therefore, its imperative that you develop GREAT customer service like your life depended on it, which it does.


We are committed to this. You'll be hearing more from us.
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: The Rebirth of AHS Inc

PostBy: labman On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:03 pm

I realize this is a little outdated, but I was not in any shape to respond when this thread was fresh. Do you think it prudent to not have a showroom in a larger town such as Chambersburg? Harrisonville is such a bustling city after all!
That being said; Congrats on getting AHS back on track from Mr. Wise!
labman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: harman mk II
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: MK II