Washing & Waste Mgmt


February 12, 2014
Innovative Products & Projects, Awards & Recognition, Champion

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 12, 2014)Champion® Industries, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial ware washing systems, has received a 2014 Kitchen Innovation Award for Dry Assist technology.  Dry Assist is a thermal technology that removes excess moisture quickly, accelerates drying time and provides more energy savings on door type machines and the new UH330 under counter high temperature dishwashing machine. 

“We are honored to be named one of this year’s National Restaurant Association Kitchen Innovation Award winners,” said Joe Deckelman, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Champion Industries. “Champion’s new Dry Assist technology is a major advance in energy efficient and sustainable dishwashing for commercial kitchens.  This recognition from the National Restaurant Association acknowledges Champion’s commitment to provide foodservice operators with simple, cost-effective, energy saving and performance enhancing warewashing solutions.”

Champion’s patent-pending Dry Assist technology draws cool, dry air up and through the rack of sanitized ware via a duct in the bottom of the chamber, removing moisture and speeding the drying and turnaround time for dishes. The collected heat and moisture is then recycled back in to the rinse water or removed from the room.

This reduces energy consumption and makes the Dry Assist system more cost-effective and faster than conventional warewashing machines.”

Dry Assist is also available with Champion Industries’ UH330, DH5000 Direct Vent, DH5000 Heat Recovery/Condensate Removal and can be incorporated into existing heat recovery condensate removal options, while meeting all agency requirements including ENERGY STAR qualifications.


Champion Industries is a division of the Ali Group based in Winston-Salem, NC. Champion manufactures an array of versatile commercial dishwashing equipment ranging from under counter machines to single-rack door machines, rack conveyor machines and upright conveyor/flight machines. Other products include powered soak sinks and pot and pan washing systems.   The Company’s ability to customize products makes Champion the preferred brand for food service operations of all sizes – from coffee houses and restaurants to hospitals, schools and other institutions.

In the past 12 months Champion’s innovative products have saved over 145 million gallons of water, 38 million kilowatts of energy and over $5 million in utility savings.  With over 100 year’s experience in designing and building standard and custom dishwashers, Champion and its employees are dedicated to excellence in engineering, manufacturing and customer service, and are proud to say their products are 100% built in North America.

For more information on Champion Industries, call toll free 800-532-8591, or visit http://www.championindustries.com

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