Hello, Dr. Tesla!
Shoyeido is an old-time Japanese firm that has a US base and website. Their 'Zen' series has long sticks, but I haven't tried it because it's not available in Japan. But everything I've tried is wonderful. Don't venture into the premiums unless you have a steady job...they are expensive, but worth it.
You might want to check out Olfactory Rescue Service, a website that has reviews of incense from around the world, with links to retailers etc.