The seven winners of the Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award were announced Aug. 22 during IWF. They are:

CIM-Tech: Solid-CIM 3D

Giben America Inc.: Prisma 6000 ECOtech

Hafele America Co.: Frontino

Martin Woodworking Machines Corp.: Martin T75 Sliding Table Saw

Miltec UV: Gloss Control UV Finishing

James L Taylor/JLT Clamps/Cameron Automation: Cameron Flooring Nester

Techniks Inc.: ATEMAG EXTRA Plus Aggregate

The Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award promotes the development of innovative new technology in woodworking machinery, supplies, and services for the furniture, kitchen cabinets, architectural woodwork, store fixture, upholstery, or specialty and general wood product industries.

Seventy nine companies entered the 2012 competition.

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