Greensboro, N.C.-based Camco Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of RV and marine accessories, recently announced it had acquired selected assets of Kuuma Innovations LLC, a manufacturer of specialty stainless steel barbecue grills and marine hot water heaters.
Kuuma’s high-end electric and propane grills were initially designed for the marine market but have also found wide demand in the RV and tailgating markets in the last few year, said Keith Cook, Camco’s vice president of sales
“Kuuma’s water heaters are legendary in the marine market for their quality and performance,” he explained.
Mark Vertanen, one of the original Kuuma founders, will continue on with Camco working both with the Kuuma brand and product development. Kuuma is currently headquartered in San Leandro, Calif. Those offices will shift shortly to Camco’s corporate headquarters in Greensboro.
“We are extremely excited to have Mark Vertanen, along with his wife Karen, and the Kuuma brand join our Camco family,” said Cook. “Camco is going to make these great products more readily available and accessible to consumers who want the best.”
RV and marines accessories supplier Camco Manufacturing Inc. has launched a Facebook campaign to aid Victory Junction.
Based in Randleman, N.C., Victory Junction is a not-for-profit organization that operates a unique camping experience for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.
Camco, with headquarters in Greensboro, N.C., has set up a Facebook page at www.camco.net/fb. From now until July 31 Camco will donate $1 for each of the first 5,000 “likes” from people visiting the page.
Victory Junction was founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in 2004 and has enriched the lives of more than 14,000 children and families since opening while welcoming children from 50 states and four countries.
Operating strictly on donations, Victory Junction serves 24 chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses such as, but not limited to, autism, cancer, craniofacial anomalies, diabetes, hemophilia, sickle cell and spina bifida. The camp is located on 84 acres in Randleman.