Home products honored for innovations in high performance building
ACT, Inc.: D'MAND Kontrols®
At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.
The POP @ PCBC Awards are designed to honor outstanding achievements in new product development.
The entries for this year’s POP @ PCBC Awards consisted of creations boasting originality and ingenuity, with a celebration on the return to post-recession research and development within the industry.
"The last three years prove that manufacturers have shaken off the post-recession doldrums,” said Nigel F. Maynard, Product Guru, writer and one of the judges for this year’s POP @ PCBC Awards. “From around 2008 until about 2012, building product companies pulled back on research and development spending, and the results showed. New products with innovative features were scarce. But the economy turned a corner, and advances have been flying fast and furious. Home buyers are the clear beneficiaries: they get new houses, and cutting-edge products that are durable, energy and water- efficient, and easy to use."
Decided by a five-person panel, winners were selected based on innovation, practical application and how well each accomplishes the solution for which it was designed. The winners, listed alphabetically, are:
AxisPointe: InSite Mobile
BASF: The HP+TM Wall System
Delta Products Corporation: SIG80MLED
General Electric Appliances: GeoSpring Pro Hybrid Electric Water Heater (80 Gallon)
Kwikset: Kevo Plus
Marvin Windows and Doors: Ultimate Multi-Slide Door
Marwin Company: The Marwin One-Touch Electric Attic Stairway
Nexus: eWater NEXtreater
Parmir Water Systems: SSB-3195
Reliance Worldwide Corporation: SharkBite PVC Transition Fittings
Simpson Strong-Tie: Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-RodTM Systems
Stuc-O-Flex International, Inc.: WaterWay Rainscreen Mat
Tile Redi USA, LLC: Redi Trench® Center
TOTO USA: Ultramax II 1G Toilet
Uponor: ProPEX Lead-free Brass Ball Valves
Viking Range, LLC: Viking Professional TurboChef Oven
Whirlpool Corporation: Whirlpool® HybridCare Heat Pump Dryer
PCBC is the largest homebuilding trade show in the Western United States and is dedicated to advancing the art, science and business of housing.
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