12 Companies Earn Visionary New Product Award for Product Innovation in Woodworking Industry

Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) is reissuing a list of 12 winning companies that have been awarded a Visionary New Product Award by AWFS for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry.

According to Angelo Gangone, executive vice president, AWFS, “Due to a technical issue, the list provided during the award ceremony was incomplete.  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 two winning products that were not acknowledged during the ceremony included:

Productivity Award for Hardware
Lockdowel “Snap on” Drawer Slides/LOCKDOWEL

Product Innovation Award in Raw Materials
AKF with Rombex Technology/Uneeda

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

This year’s awards, chosen by a panel of hand-selected judges representing various areas of the industry, including professional end-users, woodworkers and company owners, were announced at the 2017 AWFS®Fair.  A complete list of all Visionary winners is included below:

Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0 Software
Osync Machine Analytics v2.0®/C. R. Onsrud

Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0 Technology
SCM Lean Robot Cell/SCM

Productivity Award in Machinery Over $50,000 
Dürr Ready2spray PAINT ROBOT/Enhancement Technologies

Award for Productivity and Product Innovation in Power Tools
Shaper Origin/Shaper Tools, Inc.

Product Innovation Award in Power Tools
Apollo TrueHVLP™ Precision-6 Turbo Paint/Apollo Sprayers International, Inc.

Product Innovation Award in Components
Rev-A-Shelf LLC/Tresco Lighting Snap Panel Lighting/Rev-A-Shelf LLC

Productivity Award in Hardware
Lockdowel “Snap on” Drawer Slides/LOCKDOWEL

Product Innovation Award in General Product Category
Oneida Air Systems’ Universal Dust-Free Router Hood/Oneida Air Systems

Product Innovation Award in Tooling
Leitz BrillianceCut Circular Saw Blade/Leitz Tooling Systems

Product Innovation Award in Software
Virtual Vision 3D/Next Wave Automation

Product Innovation Award in Raw Materials
AKF with Rombex Technology/Uneeda

Productivity Award in Machinery under $50,000
LT-2D3D-C Laser Templator/Laser Products Industries

About AWFS Fair
AWFS Fair has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers.