In 1949, BriskHeat® was founded by retired Two Star Major General Earnest Briscoe. BriskHeat manufactures flexible surface heating elements and controls / accessories for unlimited applications. Petrochemical, semiconductor, food processing, biotech, aviation, steel, laboratory, power generation and many other industries have found their solution with our heating products.
A broad range of experience in solving your applications for viscosity control, condensation prevention, process heat, and freeze protection has allowed BriskHeat to become the world-wide leader in flexible surface heat and heat trace applications for piping, vessels, pumps, valves, and other objects.
Large projects or small, high volume or low, US or world-wide, BriskHeat stands by to help you work through any surface or object heating issues you might encounter. With a staff of applications engineers experienced at helping you find the most economical solution for your needs, BriskHeat continues to consider you our most important customer.
On December 1, 1949, BriskHeat® was founded by retired Two Star Major General Earnest Briscoe in Columbus, Ohio by borrowing against a $300 insurance policy. BriskHeat started its humble beginnings as the Briscoe Manufacturing Company making airplane wing de-icers for the military and its now famous multi-stranded and serpentine wound knitted and braided heating element. The knitted and braided heating element is still used in most of BriskHeat’s products today due to its superior durability, flexibility, and temperature uniformity.
In 1952, BriskHeat moved to 1055 Gibbard Ave in Columbus, Ohio which served as its primary manufacturing location and corporate headquarters for 64 years until 2016.
During this time there was major expansion of product lines including the first cloth heating jacket introduced in 1950 and silicone rubber extruded heating tapes and blankets in 1957.
From the 1950’s through 1981, BriskHeat products were sold under the name “Briskeat”. Through the 1960’s, BriskHeat was working hard to support several different industries including aerospace.
1970 to 1979 was the decade of innovation for BriskHeat. Product lines continued to expand with PTFE and Silicone coating on products, Heating Cable and percentage controllers were added along with the creation of silicone rubber drum heaters and the ACR Hot Bonder to futher support the aviation and aerospace industries. With the expansion and growth of products across the board, the 1970s were a turning point for BriskHeat.
In 1984, the company changed its name to BriskHeat. This is the name we are now known for around the world.
BriskHeat received a patent for its grounded heating element in 1999. This heating element is found in the majority of BriskHeat products. In addiiton, the 90's saw the rapid rise of Semiconductor and growth of the PC. With this rise, came the increased need for BriskHeat cloth heating jackets to prevent build-up in gas lines, exhaust lines, and forelines. BriskHeat has been a major participant in the Semiconductor industry since its beginning.
The 2000's was a time of major growth and expansion. During this time, BriskHeat released its Centipede® Temperature Control System, Wrap-around IBC/Tote Tank Heaters, and HSTAT Silicone Rubber Heating Tape with Adjustable Thermostat Control. In 2008, BriskHeat began taking orders online. BriskHeat also opened a second cloth production facility in Columbus, Ohio to help support the rapid increase in Cloth Heating Jacket demand.
BriskHeat now has locations around the world to support our global customer base including production in both U.S. and Vietnam, sales offices in Taiwan, China, Germany, and France, and warehouse locations in China and Netherlands. In 2016, after 67 years at its Gibbard Ave location in Columbus, OH, BriskHeat moved to a much larger and upgraded facility at 4800 Hilton Corporate Drive.
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4800 Hilton Corporate Drive
Columbus, OH 43232