10 Great Seasonal Summer Businesses

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Backyard Grills

The year was 1952, and George Stephen Sr. had an idea: Why not use one of the metal buoys he was welding for the Coast Guard as a barbecue grill? He slapped on some legs and a handle, and the Weber grill was born. Today, Weber-Stephen Products, in Palatine, Illinois, is the largest grill manufacturer in the U.S.