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ITW Food Equipment Group, parent of Hobart

Troy, Ohio

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC--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 Food Equipment Group is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued industry leadership, demonstrated by its development of a full suite of energy-efficient commercial food equipment; active engagement and support of the ENERGY STAR specification and test method development process; and promotion of the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified equipment to all affected stakeholders. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Offering 512 ENERGY STAR certified products across seven categories--representing an increase of 40 percent in the total number of ENERGY STAR certified products. More than 60 percent of ITW Food Equipment Group's entire product line is ENERGY STAR certified.
  • Developing an innovative energy recovery technology for warewasher models that significantly reduces their energy and water consumption, saving users between $500 and $2,000 per year.
  • Promoting the benefits of ENERGY STAR to industry professionals through the training of its commercial food service sales force, restaurant equipment dealers, distributers, sales representatives, and food service consultants.
  • Educating consumers and end-users about the advantages of using ENERGY STAR certified equipment and the benefits of energy efficiency, water savings, and waste management, and sharing customer best practices for achieving such benefits.