Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: FELE) announced that its Inline 1100 SpecPAK has been recognized with an AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) Innovation Award. The awards, given annually across ten industry categories, represent the most innovative products and technologies hitting the market in the coming year.
The Inline 1100 SpecPAK is a multi-pump pressure boosting system that connects easily to nearly any plumbing configuration. As the sole winner in the Plumbing category, AHR Expo singled out the Franklin Electric product for its unique smaller footprint, which allows it to be housed in a compact utility closet or wall hung to preserve critical floor space. The self-contained design delivers a “plug and play” solution that is part of a complete package centered around easy installation, operation and durability. The AHR announcement also highlighted the system’s quiet operation, critical for many residential and commercial applications.
While all products up for Innovation Award consideration must be exhibited at the 2022 AHR Expo and available for sale by January 2022, the Franklin Electric product offers users an additional benefit: immediate availability. The system is in-stock and ready for shipping.
Each year, numerous high-profile companies compete for AHR Expo Innovation Award recognition. Products go head-to-head in one of 10 categories, with only one product winning in each. Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact. The Top Product of the Year is then selected from these 10 winners. It will be announced at the show Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.