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Vision Awards Winners Announced

Milwaukee, WI — August 20, 2019 — The Vision Awards, sponsored by, is pleased to recognize 30 manufacturers as the winners of its inaugural awards program. The Vision Awards honor innovation and excellence in products that contribute to the efficient and profitable operations and management of institutional and commercial buildings in the United States.

The Vision Awards recognized products, systems and technologies in 10 categories: Exteriors, FM Building Services/Tools, Grounds, HVAC, Interiors, Life Safety & Security, Lighting, Power, Plumbing and Smart Buildings Technology.

2019 Vision Award Winners

  • Exteriors: Progressive Materials, Rehau, SageGlass
  • FM Building Services/Tools: Monnit Corp. Pure Air Control Services; Inc., QA Graphics
  • Grounds: Hog Technologies, JLG Industries, New Pig
  • HVAC: DriSteem, Navien; Inc., SolX Energy
  • Interiors: Construction Specialties, JLG Industries, Karndean Designflooring
  • Life Safety: Monnit Corp., Ruskin, Tripp Lite
  • Lighting: Espen Technology, Flex Lighting Solutions, Hubbell Lighting
  • Plumbing: Navien; Inc., Zurn Industries, RectorSeal
  • Power: N1 Critical Technologies Inc. (N1C), Nextek Power Systems; Inc., Tripp Lite
  • Smart Buildings/IoT/Software: Berk-Tek, Dude Solutions, Johnson Controls

"We were extremely pleased with the quality and quantity of entries we received," said Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine. "This reinforces the fact that FM manufacturers are on the cutting edge of innovation. The product technologies that go into operating an efficient building are incredible. I'm glad that we can shine a spotlight on some of these products."

More than 115 products entered this year's Vision Awards program. The entries were judged by an independent panel of seven facilities executives: Mike Blackerby, Director of Operations, Camden County (Georgia) Schools; Jose Garcia; General Manager of Operations and Engineering, Albuquerque Convention Center; Mark L. Hummel; P.E., Assistant Director of Utilities, University of Notre Dame; Samir Patel, Director of Operations and Maintenance, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Brendan Robinson, P.E., Director of Facilities and Operations, Under Armour Real Estate Group;, Richard Steiger, Manager of Facilities Management, Orange County, Fla. Government; and Christopher Walinski, Building Operations Manager, Munich Reinsurance America.

Vision Award winners will be recognized at the NFMT Orlando Conference and Expo in November, on and in the December 2019 issue of Building Operating Management magazine.

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