YELLOW JACKET ManTooth Honored for Product Design Excellence by ACHR News

Bloomington, MN (July 20, 2015) – YELLOW JACKET, the leader in service tools for HVAC/R professionals, earned a Gold award for excellence in the electronics category for its The YELLOW JACKET Mantooth™ wireless P/T gauges in the 12th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration (ACHR) News.

The annual competition, conducted by ACHR News, a leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries, recognizes contractor-oriented products for product design excellence. An independent panel of contractors reviewed more than 100 entries submitted by HVAC/R tool and equipment manufacturers for the 2015 competition.

“These awards offer us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVAC/R industry,” said Mike Murphy, Publisher of ACHR News. “The awards give our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions that will improve their effectiveness in serving their customers on a day-to-day basis.”

The YELLOW JACKET ManTooth is a wireless gauge that uses a manifold/Bluetooth connection to send temperature and pressure measurements directly to a technician’s smart phone or tablet device. It is available in three offerings: a single pressure P/T gauge; two single pressure P/T gauges; and a dual-pressure gauge. All three options come with the free, downloadable ManTooth RSA app by YELLOW JACKET, which allows HVAC/R technicians to service HVAC/R systems from the convenience of their mobile device (smart phone, tablet, laptop).

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Michael Lanners, Vice President of Domestic Sales and Marketing for YELLOW JACKET. “We designed the ManTooth wireless gauge to meet the growing demand for fast, efficient and accurate readings that today’s HVAC/R professionals have come to expect. Our ManTooth products are just the first step in a digital revolution that is transforming the HVAC/R servicing industry.” 


The YELLOW JACKET brand name is synonymous with the highest quality and most complete line of HVAC&R tools in the industry. The brand’s roots go back to 1946 when Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc., a manufacturers’ representative organization, became a hose manufacturer. With an emphasis on quality and service, Ritchie Engineering, based in Bloomington, Minn., trademarked the hose as the YELLOW JACKET® Charging Hose in 1950. Since then, the company has been engineering, manufacturing, and continuously improving the YELLOW JACKET hose while adding new products to its portfolio. Today, YELLOW JACKET products are sold worldwide through a network of authorized HVAC&R and automotive wholesalers.

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