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