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In 1973 Dawson McLemore founded Masterbuilt with his son as a manufacturer of bakers racks, fern stands and ornamental ironwork in their backyard. Today his sons John and Don own and operate the company, which recently celebrated its 33rd Anniversary. They continue to design and market products to various retail trades; which are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as parts of Japan, Central, South America and China. The company has experienced tremendous growth over the years evolving to a thriving manufacturer of outdoor products to include outdoor grills, smokers, propane-fueled fryers, automotive cargo carriers, bike racks and accessories. Emphasis on product innovation at Masterbuilt led to industry firsts, the Electric Turkey Fryer and the original Hitch Haul Cargo Carrier. The McLemore brothers continue to grow the family business side by side with John as President and Don as Vice President. They value the wide public acceptance of their products as well as the respect they have gained in the industry and their home community of Columbus, Georgia.