Consumer Reports ranks grill made in Huntington as best in class

For immediate release: June 15, 2012     Contact:  Mark Wickersham, executive director 
                                                                                        Cell: 260.388.3939

 Consumer Reports ranks grill made in Huntington as best in class
HUNTINGTON, IN – Onward Manufacturing’s Huntington Patriot 658184 grill has been recognized in the Consumer Reports’ June issue as a “CR Best Buy” and ranked as the best-performing large gas grill.

The “large” gas grill category is defined as having room for 30 or more burgers. 

The award-winning Patriot grill is one of several models manufactured and distributed at Onward’s grill production center at 1000 East Market Street, Huntington, Ind.

 "This is an amazing honor and great publicity for Huntington, Onward Manufacturing and its employees,” said Mark Wickersham, executive director of Huntington County Economic Development. “Congratulations to all—we couldn’t be prouder! This kind of national recognition simply confirms what we already know: that our highly skilled workforce can compete with anyone in the marketplace.”

 Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent consumer-product-testing organization. It selects “Best Buys” based on the product’s value and performance.

 About Onward Manufacturing

Waterloo, Ontario-based Onward Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality gas grill products. In the U.S., Onward markets a variety of grills under the brand names of Patriot, Rebel, Broil King and Master Forge as well as distributes GrillPro accessories and tools. For more information, visit

Additional Resources               

1. Image of Huntington Patriot grill,

 2. Consumer Reports Press Release, 6/10/12,