SALEM, N.H. — Standex International Corp. announced that its Food Service Equipment Group’s Master-Bilt refrigeration business has received a National Restaurant Association 2013 Kitchen Innovation Award. Master-Bilt received the award for its parallel glycol rack refrigeration technology for foodservice kitchen and retail environments.
“We are honored to be named one of this year’s National Restaurant Association Kitchen Innovation Award winners,” said Chuck Dullea, president, Standex Refrigeration Group. “Master-Bilt’s new parallel glycol rack system is a major advance in energy efficient and sustainable refrigeration for convenience stores, large retail drug stores, restaurants, and other food service outlets that have multiple food chilling devices on site. Instead of having a refrigeration system on each device, they are all supported from one centrally located rack equipped with full state-of-the-art digital controls. This reduces energy consumption and makes the parallel glycol rack system more cost-effective and easier to maintain than conventional refrigeration. Because only the chilled glycol — not the refrigerant — is distributed within the store or restaurant, there is less chance of refrigerant leaks that cause greenhouse gases to escape into the atmosphere.”