PLANO, Texas -In-O-Vate Technologies was recognized in the third annual Dealer Design Awards, sponsored by SNIPS' sister publicationThe Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News.

An independent panel of 45 contractors judged the contest, which had 112 entries from 75 manufacturers. In-O-Vate Technologies' new Dryer-Ell 90-degree dryer venting elbow was the Gold Award winner in the ventilation products category.

The design helps with the standard 90-degree turns found in most building codes.

"This product design competition gives us the opportunity to recognize the outstanding product designs and innovations that make a dealer's job easier and faster," saidNewsPublisher John Conrad.

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards was featured in the July 17 issue ofThe News.

"I am honored that a leading HVAC trade magazine gathered a fine panel who saw how beneficial a product the Dryer-Ell can be," said In-O-Vate Technologies President Rick Harpenau. "We appreciate the recognition and are pleased that even more people in the trades will be introduced to the Dryer-Ell as a result."