ITW Food Equipment Group - North America
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
ITW Food Equipment Group - North America, the parent organization of independent companies including Hobart, Traulsen, Stero, Vulcan, Baxter, and Wittco designs and manufactures commercial equipment for foodservice and food retail customers. ITW is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its continued support of the ENERGY STAR specification development process and its education of the market on the benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified equipment. This is ITW's first time receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key activities include:
Offering an additional 84 ENERGY STAR qualified products in 2009, for a total of 455.
Promoting energy efficiency by prominently displaying the ENERGY STAR on its qualified product packaging, Web sites, catalogs, and promotional brochures.
Integrating energy management education and ENERGY STAR messaging into sales force and employee training, and encouraging them to promote ENERGY STAR qualified products to end-users, dealers, and consultants during national sales meetings, presentations, and other sales opportunities.
Proactively engaging in discussions within the industry and with government organizations about ENERGY STAR updated specifications.
Educating consumers and end-users about the advantages of using ENERGY STAR qualified equipment and the benefits of energy efficiency, water saving, and waste management, and sharing customer best practices for achieving energy and water savings, including the use of ENERGY STAR qualified equipment.