Business North Carolina Magazine Recognizes Camco Manufacturing as one of the State’s Top 100
Privately Held Companies
Camco Manufacturing Incorporated has been named as one of Business North Carolina magazine’s Top 100 privately held companies six years running. Camco jumped up the ranks this year to number 56 from 77 in last year’s revenue-based rankings compiled by the international accounting firm Grant Thornton.
Oak Ridge, NC native Donald Caine founded Camco in 1966 with one part-time employee and one product. Today, Camco has more than 250 employees, over 3000 products and five manufacturing facilities (Greensboro, NC, Reidsville, NC, Elkhart, IN, Portland, OR and Boston, MA).
Camco is a leading manufacturer of products for the recreational vehicle, residential plumbing and hardware, automotive fluids, and marine industries while continuing to produce its original product, non-toxic fresh water antifreeze. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, NC.
2011 Grant Thornton NC Top 100 list.
Greensboro, NC, July 14, 2011—Camco Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of RV and marine accessories,
announced today that it had acquired selected assets of Kuuma Innovations, LLC, a manufacturer of specialty stainless
steel barbeque 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 years. Kuuma’s water heaters are legendary in the marine
market for their quality and performance. Mark Vertanen, one of the original Kuuma founders, will continue on with
Camco working both with the Kuuma brand and product development. Kuuma, translated in Finnish as “hot,” is
currently headquartered in San Leandro, CA. Those offices will shift shortly to Camco’s corporate headquarters in
Keith Cook, Camco’s Vice President of Sales, commented, “We are extremely excited to have Mark Vertanen, along with
his wife Karen, and the Kuuma brand join our Camco family. Camco is going to make these great products more readily
available and accessible to consumers who want the best.”
In business since 1968, Camco Manufacturing is a major supplier of recreational vehicle and marine accessories,
specialty automotive fluids and residential hardware products.