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​High Quality Products on a Global Scale   

North Americas largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and heating & cooling equipment is located right here in Simcoe County.

Founded on family values and grown in a spirit of ingenuity and innovation, it all began back in 1976 when Wolfgang Schroeter started a small steel fabrication business in Barrie.

Fast forward more than four decades, Napoleon has grown to a company that is leading the industry with stunning design and innovative technology. Napoleon has 2 Simcoe County locations in Oro-Medonte and Barrie with over 1,200,000+ square feet of manufacturing space. They have customers across North America and distribute to 35 countries from Dubai to Australia. Deloitte has named Napoleon to its list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 4th year in a row.

Their team of more than nine hundred designers, innovators, and team players are using the latest manufacturing technologies and are committed to creating high quality products. They aim to double their size in the next 5 years – and you could join them.

“What I enjoy most about working at Napoleon is the people. I get to work alongside a team of amazing and talented people that I can learn so much from,” said Heather Whitcombe, the Art and Brand Architect in the Marketing Department at Napoleon. 

A breadth of opportunities exist with pathways for growth, including positions in logistics, marketing, IT, engineering, welding, machine operators, customer relations and more!

With a culture of inclusion and diversity, Napoleon shares a vision: “to inspire and enhance the most memorable experiences people enjoy in their homes.”

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