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IWF 2014 Challengers Award

What is the Challengers Award?

The IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® has become know throughout the world for recognizing outstanding companies who have distinguished themselves by developing innovative technology in products, services, or manufacturing techniques that will advance the industry.

A panel of 8 distinguished judges, all industry professionals representing a broad cross-section of the industry, review and analyze each entry. The top twenty finalists are announced at the end of May and final judging will take place the day before IWF 2016 opens. On that Tuesday, the finalists perform live demonstrations for the panel of judges, who then make their final decisions on the most innovative product developments.

The 2016 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® culminates with a presentation held on the show floor on opening day during which the winners are announced and presented with the now familiar distinctive bronze sculpture.

See what recipients of the 2012 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® had to say:

Hafele America Co.:
“We received a lot of traffic and interest from buyers who wanted to see the winning product. Thank you!”
Martin Woodworking Machines Corporation:
“Having the extra exposure (of winning the Challengers Award) I think solidified our product and our brand in the market place”
 James L Taylor/JLT Clamps/Cameron Automation:
“Realistically there is a big bump (sales and marketing) at the show when you win the Challengers Award”