NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV)
announced today that Hill PHOENIX, a Dover operating company in its Engineered
Systems segment and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial
refrigeration systems, has received an Ozone Layer Protection Award in the
corporate/government category from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) for its leadership in environmental innovation. The company was honored
at the EPA's awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 21, at the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
"This means a great deal to everyone at Hill PHOENIX because we believe
our role as an industry leader means we have a responsibility to lead not only
our company, but also our industry, toward sustainability," said Bill Johnson,
Hill PHOENIX president and CEO. "Our goal is to balance our long-term
commitment to financial responsibility with environmental considerations in
every aspect of our business and in every product we manufacture. This award
is great affirmation for our team, showing we're well on our way to meeting
Hill PHOENIX was recognized by the EPA for being in the forefront of
environmental innovation and protecting the Earth's ozone layer. Through its
robust product development program, the company has designed several new
ozone-safe refrigeration technologies for supermarkets and grocery
supercenters around the country. For example, while many traditional grocery
refrigeration technologies use HCFC-22, an ozone-depleting substance, Hill
PHOENIX has designed systems that use no ozone-depleting chemicals and
significantly reduce the potential for refrigerant emission by reducing charge
sizes and leaks.
The company also has made strong advancements with its Second Nature(R)
secondary coolant technology, which uses a small primary refrigerant charge,
usually less than 1,000 lbs., and food-grade glycol that circulates throughout
supermarket cases and coolers to chill perishable items. The design
significantly reduces refrigerant emissions, often below 5% per year. The
newest development is the Second Nature(R) Compact Chiller refrigeration
system, which can refrigerate the entire medium temperature load on just a few
hundred pounds of non-ozone-depleting refrigerant. The system reduces the
refrigerant charge in a supermarket by 95% and reduces leaks to below 1%
throughout the life of the equipment.
In addition to product innovation, Hill PHOENIX is a founding partner of
the EPA's GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, an initiative in
which companies pledge to go above and beyond regulatory requirements to
protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The partnership
works with supermarkets and chemical and refrigeration equipment manufacturers
to promote the use of retail food refrigeration technologies which reduce
emissions of ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gases by both reducing
refrigerant emissions and increasing refrigeration system energy efficiency.
"While we're proud of the considerable progress we've made over the last
few years, we see these efforts as simply the beginning of a commitment to
continued operational excellence and to developing answers that meet our
customers' needs," Johnson added.
Ray Hoglund, the President of Dover's Engineered Systems segment, said, "I
am extremely proud of this great achievement by Hill PHOENIX. Their sharp
focus on sustainability-related product development has not only been formally
recognized by the EPA, but is also indicative of the types of innovation
projects going on across Dover."
Dover Corporation is a global portfolio of manufacturing companies
providing innovative components and equipment, specialty systems and support
services for a variety of applications in the industrial products, engineered
systems, fluid management and electronic technologies markets. For more
information, please visit www.dovercorporation.com.
Hill PHOENIX, is a Dover Corporation company, is based in Conyers, Ga. The
company designs and manufactures commercial refrigerated display
merchandisers, refrigeration systems, integrated power distribution systems
and walk-in coolers and freezers. Visit www.hillphoenix.com or call
The Ozone Layer Protection Awards were created by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1990 to recognize outstanding
contributions to the protection of the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer.
Since then, 533 individuals, companies, organizations, and teams from 49
countries have earned this honor. The recipients of each year's awards have
demonstrated originality and public purpose, persuasive moral and
organizational leadership, and elimination of emissions of ozone-depleting
substances. EPA's Ozone Layer Protection Awards are particularly prestigious
because nominees compete globally against the notable accomplishments of many
other potential winners, and winners are selected by previous winners.
Starting in 2009, the Ozone Layer Protection Awards are being expanded to
include notable achievements to improve public awareness of the health impacts
of overexposure to ultraviolet radiation.
SOURCE: Dover Corporation
CONTACT: Paul Goldberg, Treasurer & Director of Investor Relations,
+1-212-922-1640, of Dover Corporation
Web Site: http://www.dovercorporation.com