July 12, 2010 16:58 ET

AAON RQ Series Rooftop Unit Is Winner in ACHR News 2010 Dealer Design Awards

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  AAON (NASDAQ: AAON) was recognized for excellence in product design in the 6th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of 30 contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 114 entries from different industry brands. The company's RQ Series, 2-6 ton rooftop unit, was a Bronze Award Winner in the HVAC Residential Equipment category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

News Publisher John Conrad 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."

RQ Series Rooftop Units, from 2-6 tons, feature a 2 inch, double-wall, rigid polyurethane foam insulation with an R value of 13, which is up to 10 times greater than insulation found in other products of this size range. The RQ Series has an industry leading seasonal efficiency ratio 19 SEER!

"The recognition of the RQ series Rooftop Units in the 2010 Dealer Design Awards demonstrates our continuing commitment to designing and engineering innovative and high performance HVAC equipment," said Norm Asbjornson, President and CEO of AAON.

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 12, 2010 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals.

About AAON

AAON is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard, semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, boilers, air handling units, make-up air units, heat recovery units, condensing units and coils. Since the founding of AAON in 1988, AAON has maintained a commitment to design, develop, manufacture and deliver heating and cooling products to perform beyond all expectations and demonstrate the value of AAON to our customers. For more information, please visit

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