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Henry Broan and J. Ralph Corbett
In the midst of the Great Depression, two aggressive young men emerged with two new products that would make major contributions to the housing industry. In 1932, Henry L. Broan developed and manufactured a kitchen fan called the Motordor® Fan that provided quiet and efficient kitchen ventilation. His creation launched what is today known as Broan-NuTone LLC. Four years later, in 1936, J. Ralph Corbett developed a melodious door chime replacing the obnoxious door buzzer of the time. His development launched what is today known as NuTone, Inc.

Both men, headquartered in the Midwest, started their companies with a simple product and a few employees. Each expanded their companies, creating revolutionary new products that provided unmatched conveniences for homeowners nationwide. Both quickly became global companies and continued to provide innovative, superior products to meet the needs of consumers.

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With BROAN, it’s all about powerful, well-designed home ventilation products. You can count on BROAN to combine quality, and engineering excellence to create elegant products that get the job done, effectively and consistently, in addition to complementing your home’s décor.


Intriguing, forward thinking, and just a little edgy, NuTone delivers smart, interactive technologies that help your home operate more easily and efficiently. From intercoms to central vacuums, NuTone provides user-friendly systems that help simplify life at home.

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