Product of The Year Awards

They increase your productivity on the job, maximize your efficiency, and make your life less stressful. This month, we present 150 products that could impact the way you work — the finalists in our 17th annual "Product of the Year" contest. To be a candidate for this competition, the product must have been available for purchase between October 1, 2003, and September 30, 2004; be new to ...

11/10/2004


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You determine the winners


They increase your productivity on the job, maximize your efficiency, and make your life less stressful. This month, we present 150 products that could impact the way you work — the finalists in our 17th annual "Product of the Year" contest.

To be a candidate for this competition, the product must have been available for purchase between October 1, 2003, and September 30, 2004; be new to the world market; and be useful in the plant engineering function.

The PLANT ENGINEERING "Product of the Year" Award is a well-recognized, well-respected honor that has been bestowed upon more than 700 products in the last 16 yr.

You determine the winners

Our panel of experts has narrowed the entries to 150 finalists. Now the contest relies solely on your input — your vote.

The ballot next to p 84 will guide you through the voting process. Write in the vote number for the product you think is the best in each of our 16 categories.

The product that receives the highest number of votes overall will be our Grand Award winner. The votes in each category will then be tallied to determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners. Awards will be presented at a black-tie reception during the 2005 National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show, which takes place March 7-10, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL ( www.manufacturingweek.com ).





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