Weber Barbecues owe everything to one man - George Stephen. Born in the 1920s in Chicago, George was to create a design classic that remains one of the most recognised icons of style and start the greatest backyard revolution the world has ever seen. Going from the unknown to the unsurpassed what started out as passion for George 60 years ago has evolved into a grilling revolution that has spread across the world. Today Weber® grills are sold in more than 72 countries, and people all across the globe are having fun with their Weber grills. Just like in 1952, Weber manufacturing is headquartered in America, with factories in Palatine and Huntley, Illinois.