Jackburn Mfg., Inc. was founded in 1962 as a contract manufacturer of wire forms, specializing in wire handles for buckets and other types of containers. Although still serving that market, in 1967 the company developed its own unique market niche by starting the manufacture of fabricated wire grates for gas stoves and propane stoves in recreational vehicles. It later entered the home appliance market, and today fabricates millions of burner grates for almost all of the major gas range manufacturers. The company is now the largest independent supplier of round and square grates in the country. Most of the burner grates today are fabricated using a combination of a round or flat wire base with three or more stamped and formed fingers or tines, resistance welded to the frame.