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Lennox Stuttgart facility Named American Manufacturing Strategy Awards Finalist

2011 American Manufacturing Strategy Awards Finalist

DALLAS, TX (September 20, 2011) – Lennox Commercial’s Stuttgart, Arkansas facility has been named a finalist in the American Manufacturing Strategy Awards.

The American Manufacturing Strategy Awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of production, including lean manufacturing, innovation, operational excellence and sustainability. The Stuttgart facility is a finalist in the Operational Excellence category, which honors enterprises that strive toward operational excellence through successful utilization of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. Each finalist in this category is selected for its ability to minimize waste throughout the manufacturing process, while maximizing customer value.

The 750,000-square-foot Lennox Stuttgart facility employs over 1,000 workers during peak summer season. It is also the site of the North American Distribution Center, servicing regional distribution centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lennox Stuttgart builds a variety of commercial air conditioning and heating products including packaged rooftop units, split system and units heaters for both the domestic and international market.

“Lennox Stuttgart uses a best-in-class strategy to create constant improvement, targeting all key business needs and customer satisfaction while focusing on waste through consistent involvement initiatives,” said Albert King, Plant Manager. “All of this is complemented by a dynamic environmental sustainability initiative. We are proud to be recognized as a finalist in the American Manufacturing Strategy Awards.”

A few highlights of Stuttgart’s success include:

  • Operational Strategy of Excellence driving constant year-over-year improvements in productivity, quality, cost reduction and safety.
  • State-of-the-art technologies, including best-in-class auto brazing and cellular manufacturing systems.
  • Industry leadership in delivering short lead time, custom-configured products on time.
  • Focus on energy reduction through new higher efficiency lighting, energy saving practices, a high efficiency HVAC system, plus an innovative solar power system.

American Manufacturing Strategy Award winners will be announced November 7, 2011. For more information, visit the American Manufacturing Strategy Awards at www.manufacturingawardsna.com.

About Lennox Industries Inc.

A worldwide leader in residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems, Lennox Industries Inc. is based near Dallas, Texas. Deeply committed to helping consumers and businesses reduce energy needs and lessen their environmental impact, the company offers a wide range of resources for improving efficiency, including a selection of ENERGY STAR® qualified products. Lennox Industries is a subsidiary of Lennox International Inc. and is a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. Lennox International stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LII.” To learn more about Lennox International, visit www.lennoxinternational.com. To learn more about Lennox Industries, contact a Lennox sales representative or visit www.lennox.com.

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