RLS XL Press Fittings Win Industry Design Award

We’re proud to announce that RLS XL fittings (1-5/8” and 2-1/8”) were recognized for excellence in product design in the 2022 Dealer Design Awards Program, presented by The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (ACHR) NEWS magazine. An independent panel of contractors served as judges in the contest, which had 132 entries.

The NEWS Publisher Sarah Harding 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.”

Our XL fittings line – consisting of couplings, elbows, tees and reducers – won Silver in the HVAC Commercial Equipment category. The XL line was launched in early 2022 to offer the same time-saving and reliability benefits as all RLS fittings, but in larger sizes for commercial contractors who install or maintain large HVAC and refrigeration systems, such as grocery stores, cold storage facilities, large multi-family residential buildings, etc.

“RLS is honored to be one of the 2022 Dealer Design Awards winners,” said Paul Schubert, president of RLS. “We’re proud to be pioneers in the HVAC/R industry and to continue to develop innovative, reliable products that help contractors work faster and get the job done right.”

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 18, 2022, issue of The NEWS, a leading publication in the HVAC/R industry which is distributed nationally to over 27,000 contractors, wholesalers, distributors and other industry professionals.