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.”

“Master-Bilt’s solution for rack refrigeration is a key step forward as we execute on our strategy to become the most comprehensive provider of innovative equipment to the food service industry,” said John Abbott, group vice president, Standex Food Service Equipment Group. “Parallel glycol rack refrigeration provides a cost effective eco-friendly refrigeration solution for the marketplace, positioning us to capitalize on larger market opportunities by adding new features that adapt the system to different types of stores. In addition, because refrigeration racks are capable of driving every food chilling device within a store or restaurant, this new system complements our broad range of refrigeration products to position us to become our customers’ primary refrigeration supplier.”

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Publication date: 5/20/2013

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