Manufacturers Make Honor Roll

July 16, 2007
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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.”

2007 GOLD WINNERS

975 Air Meter
Fluke Corp.

Ace Power Flush Kit
Atlantic Chemical & Equipment (ACE)

Copeland® SystemPro™ Condensing Unit
Copeland

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
Nordyne

Jonas Mobile/Jonas e-Service
Jonas Software

Liebert XDH
Emerson Network Power

Purafilter® - OA
Purafil Inc.

UltraTech™ Communicating System
Emerson Climate Technologies

Versatrap
EZ Trap Inc.

VRV-WII
Daikin AC (Americas) Inc.

Zonocity™
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

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