Refrigeration Briefs

Hoshizaki Wins Energy Star Award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Hoshizaki America, Inc. as a 2012 Energy Star “Award for Excellence in Energy Star Promotion” winner, for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hoshizaki sponsored “significant” consumer education efforts promoting energy-efficient products. Hoshizaki America Inc. accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012.

Hoshizaki America, Inc., received the award based on its work in promoting products and programs that meet Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.

Hoshizaki America’s strategic environmental plan is based on ISO14001, which stipulates the development of energy saving products, conservation and preservation practices. Hoshizaki America is the first U.S. Foodservice manufacturer to achieve this status.

Century Refrigeration Announces Price Increase
Century Refrigeration, Pryor, OK, announced it’s implementing a 2.5% price increase on all products, due to the industry-wide fluctuation of material and operating costs. Prices of commodities, such as copper and aluminum, have varied significantly throughout 2011 and into 2012, sources report. The latest price increase is smaller than in previous years, due to Century Refrigeration’s past efforts to reduce costs in other areas, with increased automation and updated tooling. Century Refrigeration reports it is also making advancements in greater overall product quality, and will be releasing a redesigned condensing unit. It recently released the new Centinel Intelligent defrost control system.

“We’re committed to keeping our customer’s total cost of ownership to a minimum,” says Kevin Trowhill, vice president, sales for Century Refrigeration. “Century equipment is designed to reduce installation, maintenance, and utility costs throughout the lifetime of the system. As we work harder to achieve this goal and to provide only the best systems to our customers, a price increase has been deemed necessary.”

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