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LG Tops In ‘Most Efficient’ Designation


Major appliance and CE products from LG Electronics have earned more “Energy Star Most Efficient 2011” designations than any other manufacturer, the vendor reported. The new Energy Star initiative by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes the most energy-efficient products within their categories which have already earned the Energy Star label. The first two refrigerators in the industry to meet the more rigorous qualifications were LG models, the company said, while five of its washers and eight of its LED TVs have also received the designation. The new label is shared by only about 5 percent of Energy Star-qualified products.

Dacor Appoints New President, Offers 3-Year Manuf. Warranty


Dacor, the family- held premium appliance manufacturer, has promoted marketing VP Steve Joseph to president. He reports to his father, CEO Mike Joseph. The younger Joseph has held operations, information technology and service positions since joining the 45-yearold family business nine years ago, and will now oversee Dacor’s sales, marketing and operations.

Separately, the company has introduced a “3 For Free” program that protects all Dacor products purchased now through Dec. 31, 2011, for three years under an extended manufacturer warranty. Dacor described the offer as an industry exclusive. “We’re standing behind our products and supporting our claims of performance, quality and craftsmanship so that our customers can be confident in expecting a superior ownership experience from both our products and our service,” Steve Joseph said.

Electrolux Opening Regional Distribution Center In IL


Electrolux Major Appliances North America will open a new regional distribution center (DC) here next month. The 500,000-square-foot facility will store and ship Electrolux, Electrolux Icon and Frigidaire major appliances to Midwestern customers in a 15-state area. The DC, which also features a 1,200-square-foot showroom, replaces an existent facility in Plainfield, Ind., which is scheduled to close in October.


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