Bryan Steam, originators of the flexible water-tube boiler design, is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2016. Founded in 1916 as the Bryan Harvester Co. by George Bryan, the company began by producing cars and steam-powered tractors.  In 1922, the company stopped such production after the rise of the gasoline engine. Bryan Harvester then refined and marketed the bent water-tube boiler that had powered the steam-powered vehicles and became Bryan Steam.

Today, Bryan Steam offers a broad range of boilers to meet customer needs, including gas-, oil- and gas/oil-fired boilers, as well as electric, condensing, low-NOx and knockdown boilers. The flexible water-tube design provides fast, natural internal circulation for maximum heat transfer and operating efficiency. Bryan Steam also manufactures indirect water heaters, pool heaters, feed systems and related equipment and accessories.

To celebrate its 100th year, Bryan Steam is planning an open house in August for its employees, North American representatives, vendors and local and state dignitaries. The family picnic-style event will be held at Bryan Steam’s manufacturing facility in Peru, Ind., and will include food, tours and more.