HTPG is a Winner in ACHR News 2016 Dealer Design Awards

HTPG is a Winner in ACHR News 2016 Dealer Design Awards

Russell’s Next-Gen MiniCon Condensing Units win a Silver Award


Duluth, GA – July 21, 2016 – Heat Transfer Products Group, LLC (HTPG), manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment sold under the recognized brands of Russell, Witt, Kramer and ColdZone, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 13th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 88 entries. Russell’s Next-Gen MiniCon Air Cooled Condensing Units won the Silver Award in the Refrigeration & Ice Machines category. Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 18, 2016 issue of The ACHR News, which is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries. To view the article, visit

“We are extremely proud of our engineering team for the innovations they designed into these Next-Gen MiniCon units and are greatly honored to receive a Silver Award by The ACHR News, said Paul Westbrook, HTPG’s director of sales and marketing. News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, “These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions.”  

Russell’s Next-Gen MiniCon units are available in 1/2 to 6 HP models and have been engineered to provide high quality, increased flexibility and greatly improved efficiency for lower long-term operating costs. The units feature an integral subcooling circuit that allows saturated liquid to flow from the receiver to the condenser where the refrigerant is subcooled by ambient air. The models are also easy to service with base-mounted shut-off valves, removable control panel door, and color-coded and numbered point-to-point wiring.

For nearly 70 years, Russell has been an industry leader in commercial refrigeration and offers a full line of products for any application. For more information, visit For more information about HTPG’s family of commercial refrigeration solutions, visit


About HTPG (

Heat Transfer Products Group, LLC (HTPG), headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, is a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration products including condensing units, evaporators, air cooled condensers, surface and case coils for OEM’s, custom air handling units, reach-in unit coolers, compressor racks for food service applications, and refrigeration system solutions. The company’s complete line of energy-efficient heat transfer equipment is sold under the recognized premium brands: Russell, Witt, Kramer, and ColdZone. These long-established, trusted brands have been industry leaders from their inception. HTPG is part of the Rheem family of brands. To learn more, visit


About Rheem (

Founded in 1925, Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, and it is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has an international presence in 14 countries. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Richmond and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. To learn more, visit