Marketair, Edison, N.J., won a product design award 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 one-piece collar molded from glass fiber reinforced plastic. It’s designed to present a professional finish when residential and commercial ductless cassettes are installed in shallow ceiling spaces and a portion of the cassette is exposed below the ceiling surface. EasyCollar is self-supporting, installs with ease, 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,” says Mike Murphy, group publisher, The News, which is distributed nationally to more than 33,000 members of the HVAC/R and allied industries.