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ITW Food Equipment Group - North America

Troy, Ohio

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, Wittco, and Wolf--designs and manufactures commercial equipment for foodservice and food retail customers. ITW is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued innovation in developing a full suite of energy-efficient commercial food equipment, and its ongoing innovative marketing on the benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified equipment. Key accomplishments include:

 

         Offering a total of 368 ENERGY STAR qualified units in 2010, increasing the energy and water efficiency of units across entire product categories.

         Promoting energy efficiency by prominently displaying the ENERGY STAR on its qualified product packaging, websites, 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.

         Featuring ENERGY STAR at 11 trade shows, focusing on three initiatives aimed at increasing ENERGY STAR awareness: hosting a sustainability networking event, encouraging the purchase of ENERGY STAR qualified products via the "Look Up" campaign, and launching a new ENERGY STAR product.

         Launching a new sustainability website in 2010 to educate consumers and end-users about ways to create a more sustainable operation to reduce costs and decrease impact on the environment. The site highlights the energy cost and environmental savings associated with using ENERGY STAR qualified equipment.