Vulcan's roots can be traced back to 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky as a cooking stove manufacturer. This would then result in the Hart Manufacturing Company being formed. Vulcan's name first came to be in 1890 with the forming of the Vulcan Gas Heating Company. Throughout the 20th century, both companies simultaneously grew with large product lines. Vulcan-Hart was then formed in 1949 when Hart Manufacturing Company acquired the Vulcan name and their line of commercial products. Vulcan is now one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial cooking equipment with a broad spectrum of gas and electric equipment. Vulcan's product line includes restaurant ranges, convection steamers, tilting kettles, gas hotplates, electric griddles, hot plates, commercial fryers, single and double deck ovens, holding cabinets, salamander broilers, chip warmers, braising pans, and much more.