Since the original gas-fired burner was made, Space-Ray has been part of the industrial and commercial comfort heating industry.

The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

From its beginnings in early 1949, Space-Ray’s product line has expanded with the addition of floor model heaters for use in steel mills in the late 1950s to broad area and perimeter high-intensity heaters in the mid-1960s and to low-intensity unitized tube heaters in the late 1960s.

Today, Space-Ray offers a broad line of infrared heater products for the industrial heating market. The line currently consists of over 400 different heating configurations in over 80 models in both natural and propane gas.

“Space-Ray infrared gas heaters have earned a solid reputation for high radiant efficiency, easy installation, low maintenance and a proven record for long life,” said Bob Genisol, vice president of Space-Ray. “Some of our heaters are still providing trouble-free operation after more than 40 years of service. For example, just recently a customer was looking for a replacement part for his floor-model heater he purchased in 1962. He had 47 years of trouble-free service and was very pleased with his floor heater.”

Applications for Space-Ray heaters range from parking garages to fire stations, aircraft hangars, sports arenas, machine shops, weld shops, automotive body shops and dealerships, restaurants, hotels and almost any type of manufacturing plant.