Thought some may find this interesting....
I called the Pro-Weld factory twice to ask about their Cadillac line of OWB's and did not get through to anyone on the number from their website..... ?!?!?
Really like the looks and specs of the stove, so even though I don't have a dealer within 200 miles, thought I would call one and get their take on them (however bias it may be). Called a guy in Indiana (about 4 hours away from my Michigan home) and he said that he only had one stove in stock because the factory had shut down till June-ish because of slow winter sales. He then went on to say that he has 15 on order and they should be in by the end of July. After a long discussion about how great the stoves are we parted ways.
Not feeling satisfied with his explanations of the company shutting down for a couple months, I called dealer in my home state of Michigan (about a 10 hour drive!). He said he had several of the economy models (no electronics) left and some repo's, but that the company was OUT OF BUSINESS!!!!! He said he was only able to offer his own personal 1 year warranty to anyone who purchases a stove from him.
What gives??? I wonder if the first guy new this also, but didn't want to tell me in hopes he could unload his last stove on me! Or maybe he didn't really know.
If they really don't make them anymore, too bad. They looked like a good product and I was really interested (at least till I could see one in person).
Now what? Back to the same old same old I guess. Looks like I'll end up with a WoodMaster, CentralBoiler, WoodDoctor, FreeHeatMachine, Hawken, or the like.