Lochinvar® SHIELD™ Awarded for Outstanding Product Design


by Lochinvar Marketing Department | 07/21/2009

Lochinvar Corporation was recognized for excellence in product design in the fifth annual Dealer Design Awards Program, sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of 41 contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 124 entries from 84 different brands. Lochinvar’s SHIELD Commercial Water Heater was named the gold 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."

"As a company dedicated to new product and technology development since 1919, we take great pride in the superior design of all of our products," said Bill Vallett, Lochinvar president. "The SHIELD Commercial Water Heater is one of our latest achievements, and we’re honored that The ACHR News has selected it as the top winner in its category in this year’s Dealer Design Awards". Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 13, 2009 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals.