PERU, Ind. — Bryan Steam LLC hosted an open house this summer for its employees, North American representatives, vendors, and local and state dignitaries to celebrate its 100th year in business, the company notes. More than 300 guests attended the August event.
Speakers from the Boilermaker’s Union, the City of Peru, Miami County Economic Council, Indiana State House of Representatives, Governor’s office and both houses of Congress gave presentations, the company reports.
Guests also enjoyed plant tours, a golf outing, and food that included a cake in the shape of a Bryan boiler.
Bryan Steam, originators of the “flexible water tube” design, was founded in 1916 as the Bryan Harvester Company by George Bryan. The company began by producing cars and steam-powered tractors.
In 1922, the company stopped such production after the rise of the gasoline engine. Bryan Harvester then refined and marketed the bent water tube boiler and became Bryan Steam LLC..
Bryan Steam offers a broad range of boilers to meet customer needs, including gas-, oil- and gas/oil-fired boilers, as well as electric, condensing, low NOx and knockdown boilers.