HVAC/R industry Dealer Design Award presented for EasyCollar, a one-piece finishing collar for unsightly ductless ceiling cassettes that protrude from shallow ceiling voids.
Marketair, Edison, N.J., a leading provider of HVAC/R installation and service accessories/tools, won a product design award on July 29 in the 16th annual Dealer Design Awards (DDA) program sponsored by the weekly trade magazine Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News (The News).
Marketair’s EasyCollar, a cosmetic accessory that fits most commercial brands of ductless ceiling cassettes, won a bronze award in “HVAC/R Components and Accessories,” one of 13 categories and 79 entries in the DDA competition judged by an independent panel of contractors.
The EasyCollar is a universal one-piece collar molded from glass fiber reinforced plastic. It’s designed solely to present a professional finish when residential and commercial ductless cassettes are installed in shallow ceiling spaces and an unsightly portion of the cassette is exposed below the ceiling surface. EasyCollar is self-supporting, installs within minutes, comes in four sizes each with six depth options, and is molded with a Class II fire-resistant resin in a standard almond or custom color.
“We’re proud of the research and development our HVAC/r industry manufacturers put into new product innovations; the DDA is our opportunity to recognize their efforts,” said Mike Murphy, Group Publisher, The News, which is distributed nationally to more than 33,000 members of the HVAC/R and allied industries.
Originally founded by President Gerry Spanger as a manufacturer's representative company in 1986, Marketair has now reinvented itself as an importer, exporter, manufacturer and distributor specializing in components and accessories for the HVAC industry. Headquartered in Edison, N.J., Marketair has acquired several innovative new products for commercial and residential HVAC applications, covering both the ducted and minisplit (ductless) sectors. Marketair operates as a national distributor for smaller independent U.S. manufacturers. The company has established a national network of manufacturer's representatives through which these products are sold in the HVAC/R industry wholesale distributors. It has aRDo established a centrally-located warehouse for shipping products throughout the U.S.
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