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ITW Food Equipment Group Earns 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award

GLENVIEW, Illinois (March 29, 2023) – ITW Food Equipment Group is proud to announce that it has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the 14th consecutive year. It is the highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards.

“The development of energy-efficient products is an absolute priority for our brands—Hobart, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Baxter and Stero—and we are honored to be recognized again for our initiatives,” said Todd Blair, director of marketing, ITW Food Equipment Group. “We are committed to manufacturing more efficient commercial kitchen equipment for foodservice and food retail professionals, so they can have peace of mind knowing they are using equipment that decreases impact on the environment as well as improving their bottom line.”

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” added EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the transition to a clean energy economy. These efforts are essential to creating a clean energy future for everyone.

In 2022, ITW Food Equipment Group offered 416 ENERGY STAR-certified products as part of its continued focus on developing next-generation, energy-efficient equipment and making efficiency improvements at its manufacturing facilities. This was a 17% increase compared to 2021, with every brand achieving higher sales of ENERGY STAR-certified equipment.

The ITW Food Equipment Group brands list the following additional 2022 key accomplishments in the manufacture of their energy-efficient equipment and technology equipment.

  • The number of ENERGY STAR-qualified Hobart dishwashing equipment models increased by 15%, while qualified Traulsen refrigeration products increased by 49%.


  • New energy-efficient cooking equipment was introduced, including the Vulcan TCM combi oven and Baxter OV520G1 single-rack oven. The Baxter oven features a Smart Touch controller that gives customers the flexibility to manage and reduce energy consumption.


  • Vulcan participated in stakeholder dialogue with the DOE and ICF International, Inc. to contribute to the development of the forthcoming ENERGY STAR Commercial Ovens 3.0 specification.


  • More than 350 ITW Food Equipment Group employees and 250 distributor or retailer locations received ongoing training on ENERGY STAR standards and benefits.


  • Hobart continued to make efficiency improvements at its headquarters in Troy, Ohio, including the installation of more LED light fixtures and bulbs and a new cooling system in its Tech Center, along with additional energy-efficient windows.

The EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners who have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.

For more information about ENERGY STAR-certified foodservice and food retail equipment available from ITW Food Equipment Group, visit


About ITW Food Equipment Group

ITW Food Equipment Group LLC, a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, is the brand behind the brands found in commercial kitchens, cafeterias, bakeries, delis and groceries around the world. An ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008, ITW Food Equipment Group embodies a family of premium brands including Hobart, Traulsen, Baxter, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, Stero, Somat, Gaylord and Kairak—covering the core needs of commercial kitchens, from food preparation and refrigeration to cooking, baking and ventilation to weighing and wrapping to dishwashing and waste disposal. Backed by our nationwide network of factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Explore ITW Food Equipment Group by visiting

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at

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