Empire manufactures American Hearth indoor and outdoor fireplaces,inserts, logs & burners, cast iron stoves, and mantels at the
company’s two manufacturing facilities in Belleville, Illinois, just outside of St. Louis. The company has provided jobs to southern
Illinois residents for more than 100 years – both in the original sheet metal shop dating back to 1911 and in the manufacturing facility that
opened in 1932. The children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of some of the original employees still proudly work to produce our
products, truly making this a family business.