The votes are in, and winners are selected for the 2009 Most Innovative Products (MIP) contest.
This seventh annual event, sponsored by Concrete & Masonry Construction Products, is held each year at the World of Concrete. The MIP contest showcases many of the new products being exhibited at World of Concrete and gives show attendees and our readers a chance to vote for the products they believe are the most innovative. A panel of industry experts and Concrete & Masonry Construction Products editorial staff members also review the products in terms of the innovation they bring to the industry.
Winners will be published in the April/May 2009 issue of Concrete & Masonry Construction Products, as well as in post-show issues of Concrete Construction, Masonry Construction, and The Concrete Producer; and online at Concrete Construction Online, Masonry ConstructionOnline and The Concrete Producer Online.
This year's products were grouped into 14 categories. Information about each entry is available online at www.mip2009.com.
The 2009 MIP Winners are:
Attendees' Choice: FastTrakker Cost Code Tool, Exaktime
Experts' Choice: The Executive Dashboard, Foundation Software
Attendees' Choice: Contractor's Portable Concrete Washout System, On Site Washout Corp.
Experts' Choice: Power Train Saver, Sonnax Industries
Concrete Making Materials
Attendees' Choice: Elemix Concrete Additive, Syntheon Inc.
Experts' Choice: Elemix Concrete Additive, Syntheon Inc.
Concrete Production Equipment
Attendees' Choice: Slump Master III, Safety Inspection Platform, C&W Manufacturing and Sales
Experts' Choice: Xentrix Planetary Mixers, Simem America Corp.
Attendees' Choice: Deltabeam, Peikko Canada
Experts' Choice: Bentoject Waterstop, DeNeef Construction Chemicals Inc.
Editor's Choice: Insulated Balcony Connection, Halfen Group
Attendees' Choice: Cabinet Crete, Something Better Co.
Experts' Choice: Photo-Engraved Formliners for Concrete, Nawkaw Corp./Reckli
Demolition & Repair
Attendees' Choice: DynaPier Foundation Repair, DynaPier
Experts' Choice: Microdoweling Needle Tip Crack Injection, Roadware Inc.
Attendees' Choice: BMGP-600 Dust-Free Dual Head Diamond Grinder, Blastrac
Experts' Choice: Likufix Automatic Coupler System, Liebherr Construction Equipment
Attendees' Choice: Table Lifting System, Doka USA Ltd.
Experts' Choice: Column Cast, Column Form Technology
Attendees' Choice: One-step Waterproof and Breathable Plaster, Izonil
Experts' Choice: #358 Drill Bolt Brick Veneer Shear Anchoring System, Heckmann Building Products Inc.
Masonry Tools & Equipment
Attendees' Choice: Han-D-Saw Saw Table, Push Button Masonry
Experts' Choice: DCH 300 & DCH 230 Electric Diamond Cutters, Hilti Inc.
Editor's Choice: Heat-R-Sand and Water Heater, Push Button Masonry
Placement & Finishing
Attendees' Choice: RapidShield Concrete Protection, Quaker Chemical Corp.
Experts' Choice: Bartell Titan Ride-On Trowel TT208, Bartell Morrison Inc.
Attendees' Choice: BlanketRoller, BlanketRoller/Tradesman Tools
Experts' Choice: Surfacing and Dust-Collection Guards (SG, DC and CG), Bosch Power Tools
Attendees' Choice: TyrFil Recycling Systems, Pathway Polymers
Experts' Choice: ACI eLearning, American Concrete Institute
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