Freddy wrote:It hasn't happened to EFM in the last 57 yrs, so I figure they're doing something right.
I don't any of them going any where Remember they all make other Fuel boiler /Furnace Gas Oil Electric Wood Not Just coal The big Reason why Keystoker can sell there Product cheaper then other's is they make 95% of there product in house the only things they don't make is the raw steel The motor's & blower fans Even The gear boxes are Machined there They get the raw casting and Machined them out in House So that will keep the cost down other's like EFM Have sub contractors doing the work so it cost more in the long Run if they would cut the middle man out and Make the Parts in house in would be cheaper A A does the same for most of there Parts Also with Keystoker they have a big line of boilers Stoker stove & Hand fed stove's They can cover a bigger Range of People needs they make over 38 different models Keystoker Never got away from coal units They Remember what made them and Never forgot or left the Anthracite market unlike other's who left it slip buy them and went on to Push oil and other fuel burning units These companiesFreddy wrote:There's nothing to stop anyone from building the smallest, strongest, cheapest, most efficient coal boiler on Earth. Feel free! I'm sure if anyone builds a boiler that is truly better, yet cheaper, you'd eventually see EMF, Axeman Anderson, AHS, Keystoker go out of business. It hasn't happened to EFM in the last 57 yrs, so I figure they're doing something right.
Anyone know a someone who needs a good 14 year old Peerless 105,000 BTU/hr oil boiler?
EFM Have sub contractors doing the work
As I said EFM is a business and no longer is it making Coal Boilers, what they depend on to stay in buisness. And I don't blame EFM, EFM must do what keeps them in business and makes them profitable. So spin off the coal units to someone who wants it has a core business and keep the name brand and charge a franchise unit price commission,stoker-man
efm was a real powerhouse in its day. Besides stokers and oil, gas, and electric boilers, they made air conditioners, many military parts, including bombs. I have one in the shop, empty, of course. Keystone air compressors, our own oil burners and foundary. Everything was made in-house. The waste oil boiler part of the business is really busy these days.