Update: 80 Woodworking Products Aim for IWF Challengers AwardsATLANTA - Eighty products from 62 companies have been entered for the 2012 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Awards competition.

Presented every two years, The Challengers Awards recognize seven outstanding exhibiting companies for innovative woodworking machinery, supplies and services. The Challengers Awards program, which was inaugurated at 1966 IWF, is designed to encourage companies to develop revolutionary, creative, ingenious, forward-thinking technology, materials, services or safety devices that advance the industry.

A panel of judges will review and analyze each of the 80 entries and select 20 finalists just prior to IWF Atlanta, scheduled for August 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The judges will meet with representatives of the 20 finalist products the day before the show opens to select the winners. The winners will be announced on the first day of the show.

Following is the list of Challengers Awards entries. Woodworking Network will provide additional coverage of the Challengers Awards and the individual products in a special digital edition issued in June 2012.

CompanyName

EntryName

Accu-Systems, Inc.

Panel Sizing & Squaring Machine

Allmoxy

The Wood Marketplace

BENZ Incorporated

Turbo Floating Aggregate Head

Bessey Tools North America

BESSEY Auto-Adjust Toggle clamp

BIESSE AMERICA

Viet

BIESSE AMERICA

N.C Drilling Center

BIESSE AMERICA

Biesse Automated Nestling Cell

Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation

QuickTrak

Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation

MadeWell Radial Wheels

Blum, Inc.

TANDEM plus BLUMOTION

Blum, Inc.

COMPACT BLUMOTION

Cim-Tech

Solid-CIM 3D

Colonial Saw Company, Inc.

Lamello Zeta P2 Joiner

Columbia Forest Products

MPX® Smoth, Domestic, All-Wood Core

Custom Accents / Handisolutions

Helix Cable Manager

Deulen Tools

Deulen Jointer/Planer Knife Sharpener

Dieffenbacher, Inc.

Dieffenbacher Colorizer

Element Designs Inc.

Aluminum Frame Cabinet Door

ETemplate Systems

Etemplate Combo

FS Tool Corporation / FS Cruing

AEROTECH UNIVERSAL

Giben America, Inc.

Prisma6000 ECOtech

GRACO, Inc.

Merkur ES

GRACO, Inc.

ProMix 2KE

GRACO, Inc.

Agitator Speed Controller

GRACO, Inc.

ACS Module

Hafele America Co.

SmartCab Storage System

Hafele America Co.

Slido With Smuso

Hafele America Co.

Frontino

Hettich America

ArciTech

Interprint, Inc.

Premeer

INVIS (North America), Inc.

Invis Mx Minimag

James L. Taylor Mfg / JLT Clamps / Cameron Automation

Cameron Flooring Nester

James L. Taylor Mfg / JLT Clamps / Cameron Automation

The Skew

Kanefusa USA Inc.

UFO(U-formed) planer head and knife

KCD Software

Real-Time Rapid Response Training System

Kings Mountain International MYKMI

Kremlin by EXEL North America

EOS Pump Systems with Xcite Airmix Manual Spray gu

Leitz Tooling Systems, Inc.

Diamaster PLUS3 and PRO3 Diamond Router Bits

Leitz Tooling Systems, Inc.

MC 33 Coated Planer Knives

Leitz Tooling Systems, Inc.

VariPlan Plus Planerhead

M.L. Campbell

Clean Cure Formaldehyde Free Technology Finishes

Martin Woodworking Machines Corp.

MARTIN T75 Sliding Table Saw

Maximum, LLC

"Sure Stop" Lazy Susan Bearing and Detent

Micro Jig, Inc.

Micro Jig GRR-Ripper

Milesi USA

Hydrocrom Exterior Water Base Wood Coating System

Miltec UV

Gloss Control UV Finishing

Mohawk Finishing Products

Brush Tip Grainging Markers

Newman Machine Company, Inc.

EQ3 Equalizing Module

Nordson Corporation

PURBlue 4 PUR Adhesive Melter

Northern Apex Corporation

RFID for the Wood Working Industry

Oneida Air Systems, Inc.

Dust Cobra

OSI Wood Machinerie

Self-centering planer

OSI Wood Machinerie

SmartSwitch process

Panel Processing

Eco-Finish Woodgrain Print

Prevost Corporation

One-push Safety

Prime Estimating & Software Services, LLC

Prime6400

QuickScrews International Corp.

Spiral Point Funnel Head Screws

Rev-A-Shelf, Inc.

432-BFSC Series

S D Machinery

MagPi

Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Sher-Wood Water-Reducible Zero VOC Spray Stain

Sherwin-Williams Company, The

Sher-Wood F3 - Formaldehyde Free Finishing

Stiles Machinery Inc.

Venjakob automatic coating change system

Stiles Machinery Inc.

IntelliStore

Stiles Machinery Inc.

LED Lighting

Stiles Machinery Inc.

Weeke vertical machining center

Techniks, Inc.

ATEMAG EXTRA Plus Aggregate

The Moisture Meter Company, LLC - AB Brookhuis

MTG-TGT Module

TigerStop LLC

SawGear with Crown+MiterPro

Timesavers, Inc.

CNC Profile Sander

Tisfoon Ulterior Systems

Tisfoon Scanner

Uniboard

High Gloss Melamine Finish

USNR

ADEC-Automatic Dryer Exhaust Control

Vollmer of America Corp.

Vollmer CP200 Top & Face Grinder

Voorwood Company

Table Shaper/Sander

Weinig / Holz-her

The Weinig CUBE

Weinig / Holz-her

Weinig Lineal Moulding Cell

West Wood Products

Stainable Prints

Whiteside Machine Company

Ultimate Trim Bit

Wood Technology, Inc.

Electric Height Adjustable Desk Frame

WoodEye North America, Inc.

WoodEye 5

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