2001 Product of the Year Finalists


2001 Product of the Year Finalists

Active Power Electrical Power22053
Air Solutions Group, Ingersoll-Rand Corp. Compressed Air16664
Airtek Compressed Air20962
Air/Tak, Inc. Compressed Air21264
Albany International Construction, Buildings & Grounds6546
ALECO Construction, Buildings & Grounds20448
Alzeta Corp. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning18350
Atlas Copco Compressors,Inc, Industrial Air Div. Compressed Air22964
Atlas Copco Compressors,Inc., Oil-free Air Div. Compressed Air14562
Automation Control Products General & Maintenance Software4774
Bacharach, Inc. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning2248
Bacou-Dalloz, Miller Fall Protection Division Environment, Safety & Health12556
Baldor Electric Co. Electric Motors, Drives & Controls7466
Banner Engineering Corp. Control Equipment472
BHA Group, Inc. Environment, Safety & Health7356
Bodine Co., Inc., The Lighting8278
Burkert Contromatic Corp. Control Equipment1873
Cat Pumps Fluid Handling4080
Cattron-Theimeg, Inc. Material Handling7168
ChemFree Corp. Maintenance Tools & Equipment23043
Chromalox Control Equipment11572
Cobotics, Inc. Material Handling11869
Colder Products Co. Fluid Handling680
CompAir Compressed Air19364
Cooper Turbocompressor Compressed Air14662
CTRL Systems, Inc. Maintenance Tools & Equipment22243
DL Mfg. Material Handling6368
domnick hunter ltd. Compressed Air8860
Dow Corning Corp. Maintenance Products11677
DP Solutions, Inc. General & Maintenance Software13074
Dynaco USA, Inc. Construction, Buildings & Grounds9146
Eagle Technology General & Maintenance Software6676
Eaton Corp., Cutler-Hammer Div. Electrical Power17153
Eaton Corp.,Cutler-Hammer Industrial Control Material Handling16870
Eaton Corp., Cutler-Hammer Industrial Controls, Control Equipment16973
Eaton Corp., Power Distribution Assemblies Div. Electrical Power17053
Emergin Inc. Environment, Safety & Health17558
Emerson Motors Electric Motors, Drives & Controls10166
Emerson Power Transmission Corp. Material Handling20870
Emerson Power Transmission, McGill Mfg. Div. Power Transmission13544
Exair Corp. Maintenance Tools & Equipment2342
The Falk Corp. Power Transmission15144
Federal Signal Corp. Instruments3454
FieldServer Technologies Control Equipment22873
Fike Corp. Environment, Safety & Health2056
Fixturlaser AB, Westergyllen Group Maintenance Tools & Equipment17643
Flexitallic, L.P. Maintenance Products3976
GE Lighting Lighting1377
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Power Transmission17244
Gorbel, Inc. Material Handling13770
Goulds Pumps, ITT Industries Fluid Handling7580
Green Pasture Software General & Maintenance Software5076
Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Material Handling21670
Hankison International Compressed Air4864
Hilti, Inc., Anchoring Div. Maintenance Tools & Equipment14243
Hilti, Inc., Diamond Coring & Cutting Div. Maintenance Tools & Equipment14343
Hilti Instruments14455
Hornell, Inc. Environment, Safety & Health10758
Hypertherm, Inc. Maintenance Tools & Equipment5542
Ideal Industries, Inc. Instruments18655
Ideal Shield, L.L.C. Maintenance Products12976
Ingersoll-Rand Co., IR Energy Systems Electrical Power5452
Innovative Data Communications Instruments15354
Inpro/Seal Co. Power Transmission19044
Inpro/Seal Co. Material Handling19170
Interlake Material Handling, Inc. Material Handling10369
InterlinkBT Control Equipment772
International Diversified Marketing Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning8050
Intralox, Inc. Material Handling.13368
ITW Vortec Fluid Handling21481
Kaeser Compressors, Inc. Compressed Air17860
Keytroller, Inc. Material Handling9068
Klein Tools Maintenance Tools & Equipment12342
Lacrosse Rainfair Environment, Safety & Health2158
Legris-Transair Compressed Air6260
Liebert Corp. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning18850
Liebert Corp. Electrical Power18953
The Lincoln Electric Co. Maintenance Tools & Equipment1742
Lincoln Industrial Corp. Maintenance Tools & Equipment9242
Littelfuse, Inc., POWR-GARD Products Div. Electrical Power10852
Lockheed-Martin/Spectro, Inc. Instruments4454
Logix Maintenance Products3876
Ludeca, Inc. Instruments3554
Marathon Electric Electric Motors, Drives & Controls20166
Miura Boiler Co., Ltd. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning7750
Mpulse Maintenance Software General & Maintenance Software2974
MSA Co. Environment, Safety & Health9456
Narrow Aisle North America, Inc. Material Handling5268
National Electrical Carbon Products, Inc., Commtest Instruments Maintenance Tools & Equipment21743
National Instruments Control Equipment12873
New Pig Corp. Fluid Handling16481
North American Mfg. Co. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning19448
OMEGA Engineering, Inc. Instruments21955
Orange Peel, LLC Power Transmission1444
Parker Hannifin Corp., Hydraulic Filter Div. Instruments19955
Philips Lighting Co. Lighting1977
Power Measurement Ltd. Electrical Power6752
Power Systems & Controls .Electrical Power8552
Precise Power Corp. Electric Motors, Drives & Controls8766
PREDICT/DLI, Vibration Div. General & Maintenance Software1574
Presto Lifts, Inc. Material Handling23169
Ramsay Corp. Maintenance Products12277
Raytek Corp., Portable Products Div. Instruments18455
RGF Environmental Group, Inc. Environment, Safety & Health21058
Ridge Tool Co. Maintenance Tools & Equipment12442
Rite-Hite Aftermarket Corp. Construction, Buildings & Grounds9948
Rite-Hite Corp., Frommelt Products Corp. Material Handling10469
Rite-Hite Doors, Inc. Construction, Buildings & Grounds7246
Rogers Machinery Co., Inc. Compressed Air7660
Rosedale Products, Inc. Fluid Handling4680
Rosemount Inc., Dieterich Standard .Instruments22356
Rust-Oleum Corp. Maintenance Products11076
Rytec Corp. Construction, Buildings & Grounds4246
Salina Vortex Corp. Material Handling2468
Scales Air Compressor Corp. Compressed Air5760
Sherwin-Williams, Diversified Brands Business Unit. Maintenance Products5377
Simon Roofing. Construction, Buildings & Grounds13146
Sly, Inc. Environment, Safety & Health10558
Spectronics Corp. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning4948
Spirax Sarco, Inc. Fluid Handling1081
Square D/Schneider Electric .Electrical Power15652
Square D/Schneider Electric, Low & Medium Voltage Power Products Div. Electrical Power15752
Square D/Schneider Electric, Motor Control Div. Electric Motors, Drives & Controls15966
Square D/Schneider Electric, Power Management Div. Lighting16178
Square D/Schneider Electric, Surge Suppression Div. Electrical Power15853
Stealth Computer Corp. Control Equipment11972
Steril-Aire, Inc. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning8448
Stober Drives, Inc. Power Transmission.13844
Streamlight, Inc. Lighting18278
Sullair Corp. Compressed Air13962
Sundyne Corp., HMD/Kontro Div. Fluid Handling4381
Synergen, Inc. General & Maintenance Software22774
T&S Equipment Co. Material Handling23470
Thermo GasTech. Instruments1254
TLV Corp. Fluid Handling280
Total Automation Concepts. Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning6050
Toshiba International Corp., Industrial Products Div. Electric Motors, Drives & Controls18566
Transmation Products Group Instruments23256
TTI, Inc. Instruments23755
TTI, Inc. Control Equipment23673
Turck, Inc. Control Equipment572
User Solutions, Inc. General & Maintenance Software3074
Venture Lighting International Lighting9378
Vibco, Inc. Material Handling20369
Watt Stopper, The Lighting4178
WhereNet Corp. Material Handling17969
Woodhead Industries, Inc., Aero-Motive Div. Electrical Power19253
Zeks Compressed Air Solutions Compressed Air22162
4B Components Ltd. Instruments3654

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