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Made with Pride in Connecticut, USA.

AJ Manufacturing, LLC is a family owned business established in 1996 to respond to the growing need for safe, high quality floor protection for wood and pellet stoves.  From the beginning owners Jim & Pam Bellavance have been committed to producing the best possible products at competitive prices.  From humble beginnings AJ has grown to be the premier manufacturer of floor protectors for hearth products in the Eastern United States.

Today AJ offers a broad selection of products to suit every taste and budget.  Every AJ product is first quality, regardless of price.  Durability is ensured by the use of high quality materials including the tile and/or stone surface materials, steel and/or wood components, and the appropriate substrate (the material under the finished surface).  The thin-set mortar, used to adhere the tile or stone to the substrate, is specially modified to ensure a very strong, permanent bond.  Every AJ floor protector carries a 3 year limited warranty.

AJ is committed to your safety.  All AJ floor protectors are tested and approved to Underwriters Laboratories standard by OMNI Laboratories, in Portland, OR.

The AJ manufacturing facility is located in beautiful eastern Connecticut.  Every AJ product is made to order by skilled local craftsmen.  Wherever possible AJ uses materials produced in the United States.  Protecting American jobs is a core component of the philosophy at AJ.

Because every AJ product is made to order, custom sizes or design modifications are welcome. At AJ custom work does not mean high prices.  A nominal set-up fee is added to the price of a similarly sized standard hearth.  Visit an authorized AJ dealer to see the AJ difference.

Currently AJ focuses marketing and distribution resources in the eastern US.

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In 2009, UL adopted UL 1618-2009 as the standard for Wall Protectors, Floor Protectors and Hearth Extensions. AJ, and other manufacturers of hearth protectors, worked closely with UL to develop this standard. The result is a system that simplifies matching the appropriate floor protection to the hearth appliance. Floor protectors are divided into two basic categories – Type 1 Ember Protection and Type 2 Thermal protection.

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