Lochinvar® ARMOR® Awarded For Outstanding Product Design


by Lochinvar Marketing Dept. | 07/15/2010

Lochinvar Corporation was recognized for excellence in product design in the sixth 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 114 entries from various industry brands. Lochinvar’s ARMOR Commercial Water Heater was named the silver prize winner in the HVAC Commercial Equipment 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."

Award-Winning Attributes

Since its introduction in 2007, ARMOR has been heating up the industry with thermal efficiencies up to 98 percent, a stainless steel heat exchanger, 5:1 modulating turndown and the SMART SYSTEM™ operating control. With the introduction of three new larger models in 2009, ARMOR is now available with inputs ranging from 150,000 to 800,000 Btu/hr, making it the ideal choice for commercial applications of any size.

“Lochinvar is considered an industry pioneer, and we remain committed to the ongoing development of superior products and technologies today,” stated Bill Vallett, Lochinvar president. “We take great pride in offering unmatched innovation and efficiency with products such as the ARMOR Commercial Water Heater, and we’re honored that The ACHR News has selected it as a winner in this year’s Dealer Design Awards “.

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 12, 2010 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to more than 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers and other industry professionals.
Lochinvar Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters and storage tanks. Based in Lebanon, TN with facilities in Detroit, Orlando, Tampa, Pompano Beach and Dallas, Lochinvar stocks all products in all locations. For more information about Lochinvar, contact: Lochinvar Corp., 300 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37090; Phone: (615) 889-8900; Fax: (615) 547-1000; www.Lochinvar.com.