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Contestants announced for IWF Challengers Awards

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The IWF has announced the 86 contestants for its 2022 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Awards competition.

The awards recognize companies that demonstrate exemplary achievement in the development of product, service, or manufacturing technologies and techniques created to advance the industry. A panel of nine judges from across the industry review and analyze each entry.

The judges will select 20 finalists then pick seven winners, which will be announced on opening day, Aug. 23, of IWF 2022 in Atlanta.

The contestants are:

3B S.p.A for Overline

abcd, jr. enterprises, LLC for the Modular Cabinet System
AikenControls for the nAble-Advanced Board Labeling System
All*Star CNC Products, Inc. for SpoilTiles
Altendorf Group America, Inc. for the Hand Guard
Alvic USA LLC for Croma
Ardis US for Ardis Analytics
BACCI America, Inc. for the 5-Axis CNC Machining Center with Disappearing Jig-Less Clamps
BACCI America, Inc. for the CNC Turning Lathe with four Vertical Spindles
BACCI America, Inc. for the Robotic Feed System for High-Volume Batch One Outside Profile/Sand Process
Bella Terra Interior Solutions/Clean Armor Technology, LLC for Clean Armor Wood 700
Biesse America for the Automated MDF Shaker Door Production Line; Biesse Rover B FT High Dynamics; Stream A Single Motor Corner Rounding Unit; T-Jet: Dust Mitigation System, and XPS eXtreme Positioning System
CalPlant for Eureka MDF
Casadei Busellato for Vitap K2 2.0 with Flow Automation
Circle T Manufacturing LLC for the Easy Lock Miter Machine
Colonial Saw for the Striebig Edition 60
Colonial Saw/Lamello USA for Zeta P2 Cordless
Crows Nest Software, Inc. for the Crows Nest
Delmhorst Instrument Company for the Navagator Series Wood Moisture Meter with Bluetooth
Donaldson Company, Inc. for the Rugged Pleat Baghouse Collector
Eagle Machinery & Supply, Inc. for the Eagle StraitLine Gang Rip Saw
Felder Group USA for glueBox
Felder Group USA for the PCS (Preventative Contact System)
FGV America Inc. for the OMNIA L AnyClick Hinge
GEMA USA Inc. for Optiflex Pro
Guffey Systems for PivotLine and PivotPoint
Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau for Digital Staining
IFS Coatings, Inc. for IFS PureClad
Innovashelf for the EZ-Loc adj Floating Shelf Bracket
JOULIN North America LLC for the Joulin Gantry
Kanefusa, USA, Inc. for the Eco Enshin Knife
Kastamonu for Kastamonu Entegre Safe Surface
Kiwi Vision LLC for The Morgan Square
KOCH LP for Paul-Kickout
Krautzberger North America for Material Pressure Regulators
Kundig USA Inc. for Cados
Kval Inc. for KvalCAM CNC Programming Software
Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA for the Finishing Robot with ORB and the new Turning and Sanding Mill
Martin Woodworking Machines for Martin ConnectControl
Mattersmith LLC for the Mattersmith Platform
MB Maschinenbau GmbH for the ROBA Fusion Double end tenoner
Nederman for the LBR SmartFilter
Next Wave CNC for the RS1000
Nordfab Ducting for the Quick-Fit Visual
Northtech Machine, LLC for the iDovetail and L5 No Lock SLR Fence
Nutek Machinery for the Ott Edgebander Storm Plus with Combimelt Glue System
Oneida Air Systems, Inc. for the 10" Single Phase Rotary Air Lock Valve; Benchtop Dust Collector: Dust Deputy 2.5 Cyclone Separator 14-Gallon Delux Kit; Dust Deputy Bagger Cyclone Separator Kit; Super Dust Deputy 4/5 Cyclone Separator 14-Gallon Delux Kit, and Supercell Mobile 14-Gallon High-Pressure Dust Collector
OVVO Ltd. for the OVVO Drilling Connection System
Paintline for the Portable Jobsite Spray Booth and ProDryingRack Transport (PDRTR)
Peak Toolworks for the Endurance Diamond Finger Joint Cutter
Pillar Machine for the HP5D-Horizontal Bore Dowel & Groove
Pro Edge Technology for the Lockdowel CNC Machining Center
RAMPA TEC Inc for the RAMPA Threaded Insert Type E
Rev-a-Shelf for the 448 Swivel Pullout
Salice America, Inc. for the Bifold Door System and CQ Full Access Hinge
SCHENK LTD for the 8mm Schenk Drawer Box
SCM North America for the Maestro Power TMS and Robotic Nesting/Dowelling/Banding/Sorting Cell
Shaper Tools for the Workstation
Stevens Industries, Inc. for Dura-Lam and the IM-PAX
Super Jig for the Super Jig DF12X14
Taylor/Cameron/JLT for the Rack & Stack Flooring Nester
Thermwood Corporation for the AutoProcessor 43
Topp Line Incorporated for The Blind Stapler
Uneeda Enterprises, Inc. for Ekadiamond Abrasive Sponges
USNR for the AddVantage Chop & Rip Saw Optimizer with Deep Learning
Voorwood Company for the A5615 Stile and Rail Machine
WEB-CAB for Planning Assistant
Weinig Holz-Her North America for the SafeDetect Radar System for CNC Machines
WoodTech Sales (Pty) Ltd for the TruCut Automated Panel Saw Fence

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