ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. acknowledged its top-performing wholesalers for outstanding sales performance in 2011. Exceptional wholesalers were presented awards in four different sales categories: Peak Performance, Summit, Signature, and Center Stage.

"It is always encouraging to see so many outstanding wholesalers achieve steady growth through our partnership. We remain committed to our wholesaler relationships," Gibson said.

To qualify for the Peak Performance Award, wholesalers had to achieve 10 percent growth in Copeland(r) brand products in 2011. A total of six wholesalers received the Peak Performance Award for 2011: ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions; Bradford Industrial Supply; Ed's Supply Co. of Nashville; Johnson Supply & Equipment Corp.; Johnstone Supply of Paducah; and Tropic Supply.

The Summit Award is given to wholesalers achieving an average of 10 percent growth in 2011 across all Emerson(r) product lines they represent. The winner of the Summit Award for 2011 was Aireco Supply Inc.

To meet the requirements for the Signature Award, authorized full-line wholesalers had to achieve an average of 10 percent growth in 2011 across all Emerson product lines. There were 11 authorized full-line wholesalers who received the 2011 Signature Award: ACR Supply Co.; Allied Supply Co.; Baker Distributing Co.; Barsco; Dennis Supply Co.; Duncan Supply Co., Inc.; Johnstone Supply of South Bend; Key Refrigeration Supply; R & E Supply; Refrigeration Sales Corp.; and Young Supply Co.

The Center Stage Award is given for outstanding Emerson merchandising and promotional activities in 2011. Four wholesalers were honored with the Center Stage Award: ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions; American Refrigeration Supplies Inc.; C.C. Dickson Co.; and Refrigeration Supplies Distributor.