AWFS names complete list of Visionary Award winners


The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers reissued a list of 12 winning companies that were awarded a Visionary New Product Award at the 2017 AWFS fair for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry.

“Due to a technical issue, the list provided during the award ceremony was incomplete,” AWFS executive vice president Angelo Gangone said in a statement. “Unfortunately, this mistake on our part was noticed too late to properly acknowledge the winning exhibitors and to these companies we offer our most sincere apologies.”

The Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation as well as leadership in green/environmental product development. Entries were evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness.

The two winning products that were not acknowledged during the ceremony included:

Productivity Award for Hardware

Lockdowel Snap On drawer slides

Product Innovation Award in Raw Materials

AKF with Rombex Technology from Uneeda

Previously announced winners were:

Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0 Software

Osync Machine Analytics v2.0 from C.R. Onsrud

Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0 Technology

SCM Lean Robot Cell

Productivity Award in Machinery Over $50,000

DürrReady2Spray Paint Robot from Enhancement Technologies

Award for Productivity and Product Innovation in Power Tools

Shaper Origin from Shaper Tools Inc.

Product Innovation Award in Power Tools

Apollo TrueHVLP Precision-6 Turbo Paint from Apollo Sprayers Int.

Product Innovation Award in Components

Tresco Lighting Snap Panel Lighting from Rev-A-Shelf

Product Innovation Award in General Product Category

Universal Dust-Free Router Hood from Oneida Air Systems

Product Innovation Award in Tooling

BrillianceCut Circular Saw Blade from Leitz Tooling Systems

Product Innovation Award in Software

Virtual Vision 3D from Next Wave Automation

Productivity Award in Machinery under $50,000

LT-2D3D-C Laser Templator from Laser Products Industries

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