The evenhanded operation of buying and selling is fundamental to the growth of all business. Over the years, companies have lost the sense for the importance of mutual respect between the people performing this exchange.
Truth, honesty and trust fuels our efforts toward our main objectives of developing advanced and reliable freeze protection systems while offering extraordinary expertise and communications in this field.
It is of great importance to maintain ongoing research and development to create new products to enhance lifestyle in the most severe cold climates. With complete understanding of the products we sell, outstanding efforts in direct communications between all parties, and our common desire to always achieve higher standards, we will never lose sight of our customer's needs.
Lorne R. Heise
President and CEO
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Heat-Line a Division of Christopher MacLean Limited, was founded by inventor and entrepreneur, Lorne Heise in 1988. Lorne is a licensed electrician who in his early business days owned and operated a successful electrical company, Carnarvon Electrical Contracting Ltd., servicing the Haliburton Highlands. During this time Lorne was intrigued by the impact of winter on the lifestyles of those who enjoy the summer days at the family cottage. Lorne applied his time and knowledge to finding a solution which would extend the season and enjoyment.
The search for reliable heating technology began and a partial solution was found; self-regulating, conductive-polymer heating cable technology. With the support of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and constant experimentation and learning; the art of freeze protection was perfected. Ideas and experiments soon became the essential core of Lorne's founding of the company which now leads the way in freeze protection, Heat-Line a Division of Christopher MacLean Limited.
In 2000 Heat-Line took a bold step by opening its assembly plant in a forest setting adjacent to Stanhope Airport, located in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands. The growth of Heat-Line continues and has resulted in expanding the existing location to include a Research and Development facility adjacent to the current location of Heat-Line.
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Heat-Line, a division of Christopher MacLean Limited, has been awarded 2 of the most coveted awards in the Hardware Business in Canada.
CHHMA - Canadian Hardware and Housewares Manufacturers Association.
"Best New Canadian Product"
CHRA - Canadian Hardware Retailers Association
"(INA) Innovative New Product Award"
Heat-Line has accepted these awards for the Paladin heating cable used in combination with EDGE-CUTTER channel flashings. Paladin and EDGE-CUTTER are designed to prevent ice build-up, icicles, or ice dams on the roof edge and valleys using only a single run of heater. The EDGE-CUTTER flashing is installed under the leading roof edge using screws, nails, or adhesives. The Paladin system is then installed within the channel with a cap securing it in place creating an aesthetically pleasing system.
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