Manufacturers Make Honor Roll

July 16, 2007
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Hundreds of hours of design, research, labor, development, testing, and marketing culminate into one thing - a product. Once completed, this manufactured creation is boxed, packaged, and shipped to market to compete for top industry profits and honors.

This year’s entrants in The NEWS’ 2007 fourth annual Dealer Design Awards are no different. Each entrant competed fiercely to be at the top of the class. The winning products were awarded for innovation and contractor benefits. Making a product easier to install, service, and maintain helped each winner earn high marks.

The best candidates to judge product applications and contractor benefits are HVAC contractors. An overwhelming majority of the volunteer judges came to The NEWS’ contest, courtesy of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

“This fourth annual Dealer Design Awards program was a big hit with the entrants and even with the judges who threw themselves into the project,” said Mike Murphy, editor-in-chief of The NEWS. “We received a tremendous number of quality entries. I want to thank all of the manufacturers that entered their products in this prestigious competition; it is the only HVACR awards program that is solely judged by working contractors. I would like to especially thank ACCA. The organization represented nearly 95 percent of the judging contingent, and theirs was not an easy task as they worked through more than 100 entries.”


975 Air Meter
Fluke Corp.

Ace Power Flush Kit
Atlantic Chemical & Equipment (ACE)

Copeland® SystemPro™ Condensing Unit

Dual Saver Convertible 95 percent Gas Furnace
Goodman Manufacturing Co.

DuraTite Polypropylene Trunk Line Take Off
DuraTite Systems

Hawkeye 300
Veris Industries

iQ Drive 23 SEER Air Conditioning System

Jonas Mobile/Jonas e-Service
Jonas Software

Liebert XDH
Emerson Network Power

Purafilter® - OA
Purafil Inc.

UltraTech™ Communicating System
Emerson Climate Technologies

EZ Trap Inc.

Daikin AC (Americas) Inc.

Arzel Zoning Technology Inc.

For complete coverage of the 2007 Dealer Design Award winners, see the following stories in this issue:

• High-Efficiency Units Recognized

• EZ Trap Wins Gold, Silver

• IAQ Products Awarded

• Tools Save Contractors Time and Money

• Taking Control of the Situation

• Products Benefit Contractors, Homeowners

• Competition Highlights Hot Features

• These Products Do More Than Fan the Air

• Controls Unite Multiple Functions

• Products Go Hot and Cold

• Directing All Eyes to the Commercial Winners

• Products Designed to Collect and Report

• Software Winners Selected

Publication date: 07/16/2007

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Mark Satterfield

Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

More Podcasts


NEWS 09-22-14 cover

2014 September 22

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con