HTPG Wins Bronze in ACHR News 2021 Dealer Design Awards

Slim-Temp ASLA/ASLE Unit Coolers Excellent New Refrigeration Product

Duluth, GA – August 3, 2021 – 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 18h 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 117 entries. HTPG’s Slim-Temp ASLA/ASLE Unit Cooler won the Bronze Award in the Refrigeration & Ice Machines category. Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 26, 2021 issue of The ACHR News. To view the article, visit

“We are greatly honored to receive a Bronze Award by The NEWS. The Slim-Temp ASLA/ASLE Unit Cooler marks our sixth consecutive year receiving a Dealer Design Award for product excellence. We are very proud of our engineering team for the innovations they continue to design into our new products for better efficiency, performance, and serviceability,” said Paul Westbrook, HTPG’s director of sales and marketing.  “These awards give us an 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,” stated NEWS Publisher Mike Murphy.

Slim-Temp ASLA/ASLE Unit Coolers are versatile, low height, and compact products that are specifically designed for cooling small walk-in coolers and freezers, and display cases. The slim profile takes up less room and maximizes available shelf space. The units are frequently found in under counter cold displays in grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores, grab and go displays, plus small walk-in coolers and freezers. The models are compliant with California Title 24 regulations and the new DOE AWEF performance regulations which impact evaporators for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers in boxes less than 3,000 sq. ft.

The units feature energy-efficient Dual Speed EC motors. Fan motors are totally enclosed, permanently lubricated and thermally protected to increase motor life and decrease maintenance. For peace of mind, the motors are also IP67 rated, which means they are protected against dust, sand and water. The smaller diameter tubing reduces total refrigerant charge, and the nozzle type distributor allows use with multiple refrigerants.

For serviceability, electrical connection is at internal terminal blocks located at end opposite refrigerant connections. The improved electrical panel and wiring simplifies installation. The drain pan includes a 7/8” NPT drain fitting installed in the center-rear of the pan for efficient condensate draining, easy field connection, and cleaning. The 3/8” mounting slots aid in proper installation of the unit. 

Slim-Temp ASLA/ASLE Unit Coolers are available in two- to six-fan models with air flow spanning from 950 to 2,850 CFM in air or electric defrost configurations for 115V and 208-230V in 60 Hz or 50 HZ operation. Capacities range from 4,600 to 17,300 BTUH. Air defrost models are designed for use in coolers and cases at +25°F. Electric defrost models are designed for use in coolers and freezers at -10°F. Models are UL/cUL certified for use with multiple refrigerants and NSF approved for use in food preparation areas. 

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. To learn more, visit

About Rheem (
Founded in 1925, Rheem® innovates new ways to deliver precise temperatures while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Rheem is America’s #1 water-heating brand with products available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd.® of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart®, EverHot™, Sure Comfort and Russell by Rheem as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division. To learn more, visit

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