ATLANTA, GA —

IWF 2010 and the Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award ® will showcase the best the industry has to offer in innovative new technology. Sixty-five companies have entered 80 products to compete for the coveted Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award®.

“The Challengers Award and IWF are the platform for innovation and new product introduction. Our industry continues to invest in the future. Industry professionals will have an unique opportunity to see some of the most advanced new products available,” commented Riccardo Azzoni IWF 2010 Chairman and President of Atlantic Machinery Corporation based in New Millford, Connecticut.

New for 2010 the Challengers Award® finalists and winners will be recognized all 4 days in a highly visible display area on the show floor. The special area will provide buyers and the media information about the 2010 finalists and winners.
The Challengers Award®, which will be presented during IWF 2010, is known throughout the world as the woodworking industry’s highest honor, recognizing advancements in technology or significant contributions to environmental improvement: and focuses on companies that have distinguished themselves by developing innovative technology in products, materials, supplies and services. The award challenges IWF exhibiting companies to develop revolutionary, creative, ingenious, forward-thinking technology, materials, services or safety devices that advance the industry.

Presented every two years, The Challengers Award® recognizes seven outstanding exhibiting companies. A panel of distinguished judges will review and analyze each entry and decide on the top 20 entries just prior to the Fair. The final judging will take place August 24th and the winners will be announced on August 25, 2010.

Company Name and Entry Name
Anest Iwata USA, Inc. Supernova
Accu-Systems, Inc. Panel Lay Up Table - PLT
Accu-Systems, Inc. Dovetail Drawer Machine - DBJ // FINALIST
American Fabric Filter Co. Replacement Dust Filter Bag - Optmized
Accurate Technology ProCAB QC // FINALIST
American RENOLIT Corporation Twin Gloss - 99056-1841
American RENOLIT Corporation Spirit Design - White Gold P-M 143/02-9001
American RENOLIT Corporation Grace White Gold
American RENOLIT Corporation Handscraped - Amethyst Q 37464-8704
Accuwrap Profiles & Components Steel Cabinet Door and Light Valence // FINALIST
Apollo Sprayers International, Inc. Precision Series 1050VR -1050VR
BENZ Incorporated Reciprocating Knife Cutter - RCK1 // FINALIST
Barberan/Production Finishing Technologies PSI Smart Reciprocator - SR-72
Barberan/Production Finishing Technologies PSI Hydraulic Agitator - PSI-HYDAG-001
Berenson Corp. Convertible Latch Pull - 515-VTN-P
Bessey Tools North America EZS One Hand Clamp - EZS30-8
Binks, DeVilbiss/ ITW Industrial Finishing Compact Automatic X Spray Gun - CMAX-G85PM // FINALIST
Binks, DeVilbiss/ ITW Industrial Finishing MX Pump - MX412 // FINALIST
Binks, DeVilbiss/ ITW Industrial Finishing AA1600M Air Assist Gun - 0909-1600-HF1510
Binks, DeVilbiss/ ITW Industrial Finishing Receptor Filter - 29-3107
Black Bros. Co. World Class Roll Coater - L300RC // FINALIST
CounterBalance Corporation Counter-A-SYST(tm) - 2424
Custom Service Hardware, Inc. Bed Slat Hardware - Model#15.07.00
C-Gex System's C-GEX Adhesive Flakes
Cabinotch® Cabinotch - 1 // FINALIST
Colonial Saw Company, Inc. Lamello Clamex P // FINALIST
C.A. Technologies Waterborne Pump Outfit - H20-C14-C5-12-409F
CompX International Inc. StealthLock
Deimco Finishing Equipment Deimco MF210 Flatline
Epilog Laser Epilog Laser - Zing 24 Laser System
Eberhard Johann, GmbH Austria SHERPA(R)-Wood Connector - SHERPA-XL-Series
ETP Transmission, Inc. ETP CUBIT // FINALIST
Element Designs Inc. elemu LED Panels - eluma Corner Shelving
Ferrari America, Inc. Wing Lift - WI4830L00GFK
Ferrari America, Inc. Karma Frame Hinge Soft-Close - DMF3G-88
Freud America Premier Adjustable Rail & Stile Set - 99-763
Hafele America Co. Hawa Concepta 25/30/50
Hafele America Co. Moovit Lock
Hafele America Co. LED Lighting System
H3D Tool Corp. Profile Tooling - MultiTasker
INVIS North America, Inc./Lamello AG INVIS (r) - Mx
King Plastic Corp. King StarBoard ST with MicroSheild(tm)
Keen Products Dust Collector For Router Tables - DR 1001
King Slide Works Co., Ltd. 1A88 -Push-Open-Silent Soft-close Undermount Slide // FINALIST
Kenstan Lock Company IC Core Cam Lock - CLI-06
Leitz Tooling Systems, Inc. RipTec Cutting System // FINALIST
Leitz Tooling Systems, Inc. Apex F Specialized Flooring Tools - Apex F T/G Cut // FINALIST
Leuco Tool Corporation Leuco P-System // FINALIST
Lasertron, Inc. Tuxedo Stainless Steel Cabinets - Stripes 1
Master Magnetics, Inc. Magnetic Latch Kit - 07573
Mereen-Johnson Machine Company High Efficiency Dust Baffle
Mohawk Finishing Products Waterborne Finishing System
Merritt Machinery, LLC Meinan Wide Belt Wet Sander // FINALIST
Northern Apex Corporation CabineTRACK RFID Solution
Oliver Machinery Company 16" Double Planer- - 5220
Oneida Air Systems, Inc. Oneida Smart Dust Collector // FINALIST
PMK Machinery LLC Chipless Coping & End-Matching - C-1203 // FINALIST
Precision Drive Systems Dyna-Loc ATC Spindle // FINALIST
Prevost Corporation PREVO S1- ISI 061201 // FINALIST
Rev-A-Shelf, Inc. Top Mount Pullout Waste Container
R & B Tool Supply, Inc. Extended Life Series - 'E/L' Designation
Roger Shaw & Associates, Inc. On Screen Take-Off for Woodworking - Version 3.8
RazorGage, Technical Services, Inc. Minitouch Interface - RG ST MT
REHAU Incorporated PP FlexEdge - 300409
REHAU Incorporated PP-Tmold
Stafast Products, Inc. Trim Tree - CTT7640HXBLK
Steel City Tool Works 10" Contractor Saw- 35990C & 35990G
Steel City Tool Works Portable Planer with Helical Head - 40200H
Scientific Dust Collectors Small Dust Collector - SPJ-BL Baghouse
Timesavers, Inc. Oscillating Chevron Polishing Platen // FINALIST
Timesavers, Inc. Timesavers "MOM"
TigerStop LLC TigerPro - TPR08
Techniks, Inc. Moulder Head with Chip Guide
20-20 Technologies, Inc. ShopWare CAD
Tornado Manufacturing Ltd. Filter Cleaner - F4 // FINALIST
USNR AddVantage Chop & Rip Optimizer // FINALIST
Unique Machine & Tool Co. Unique "Go Green" Inserter - GI-0250 // FINALIST
Vac-U-Clamp Vacuum Hot Press - F/P-C 8400
Vicwood Group Vicwood Innovative Plywood
Wood Technology, Inc. Smart-Lift 750 - 4055.750.495

IWF 2010 will take place Wednesday – Saturday, August 25-28, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and is owned and sponsored by American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA).
For more information about the International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair-USA®, go online to www.iwfatlanta.com, email iwf@iwfatlanta.com or call 404-693-8333.


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