ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies awarded its top-performing wholesalers for outstanding sales performance in 2008 during the company’s annual National Wholesaler Conference, in Palm Springs, Calif. Mark Gibson, vice president and general manager of Emerson Climate Technologies, Distribution Services Division, presented the awards to the 2008 winners, who were eligible for five different sales award categories: Peak Performance, Summit, Signature, SystemPro®, and Center Stage.

“We are excited to see so many reputable wholesalers with a steadfast commitment to selling our products, providing reliable customer service and superior product availability,” said Gibson. “It is our privilege to work with these wholesalers, and it is our honor to recognize them for their achievements over the past year.”

To qualify for the Peak Performance Award, wholesalers had to achieve 10 percent growth in Copeland® brand products in 2008. Four wholesalers received the Peak Performance Award: Dennis Co. Inc.; Johnstone Supply of Atlanta; Meier Supply Co.; and Refrigeration & Electric Supply Co.

The Summit Award is given to wholesalers achieving an average of 10 percent growth in 2008 across all Emerson product lines they represent. Those receiving the Summit Award for 2008 are: Ed’s Supply Co. of Nashville and Johnson Supply & Equipment.

To meet the requirements for the Signature Award, Authorized Full-Line Wholesalers had to achieve an average of 10 percent growth in 2008 across all Emerson product lines. Nine Authorized Full-Line Wholesalers received the 2008 Signature Award: Allied Supply Co. Inc.; ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corp.; Barsco; Ed’s Supply Co. of Little Rock; G.W. Berkheimer; Makdad Industrial Supply Co. Inc.; MJM International Corp.; Refrigeration Sales Corp. (RSC); and Refrigeration Supplies Distributor.

The SystemPro Award is presented to the top three wholesalers who had the greatest increase in M-Line and F-Line sales in 2008. The winners are: G.W. Berkheimer; Johnstone Supply – The Ware Family Group; and Johnstone Supply of Atlanta.

The Center Stage Award is given for outstanding Emerson merchandising and promotional activities in 2008. The 2008 recipient of the Center Stage Award is Refrigeration Supplies Distributor.

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Publication Date:06/15/2009