IRVINE, CA - Woodworking equipment maker Laguna Toolssays it is a recipient of the 2011 PM100 Progressive Manufacturing Award from Managing Automation Media, joining 3M, IBM, Pepsi Americas, Dow Corning and Dole Food Company. The PM100 Awards honor manufacturing companies that have transformed themselves through the use of information technology.

Laguna Tools earned the award for its operational excellence and continuous improvement by consolidating multi-vendor, disparate business software applications into a single, integrated system with NetSuite ( NYSE: N), a cloud-based financials/ERP software suites. System upgrades reduced business costs, expanded online sales and reduced the amount of time to ship finished woodworking equipment and systems goods.

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