Manitowoc, Wis. - July 11, 2011 - Manitowoc Ice was recognized for excellence in product design in the 8th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of 30 contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 127 entries from over 80 different brands. The company's Indigo Ice machine was the gold level in the Refrigeration and Ice Machine Category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.
News Publisher John Conrad stated, "These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions."
The recently released IndigoTM Series ice machine uncomplicates everything about the ice making process. The brilliant blue indigo display provides state-of-the-art diagnostics and reliable monitoring of refrigeration systems.
This built-in information helps make service calls faster and more accurate. The display can also be used to improve energy management, set proper ice production levels, streamline cleaning processes, maintain ice quality, and show the automatically saved installation date if warranty work is ever needed.
"We are very pleased to receive this prestigious recognition from our service contractor community," states Rick Showers, vice president of marketing for Manitowoc Ice. "The electronic storing and reading of data makes servicing easier and reduces labor and machine downtime. This award acknowledges our commitment to developing energy efficient and operator-friendly ice machines."
Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards are featured in the July 11, 2011 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals. For more information on Manitowoc's new Indigo ice machines visit www.manitowocice.com/indigo or www.MTWindigo.com from your smart phone or iPad.