SOURCE: Hanley Wood

August 13, 2007 16:41 ET

Hanley Wood Announces Vanguard Best of the Web Award Winners

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Hanley Wood Business Media is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Vanguard Best of the Web Awards. The Vanguard Awards honor the best manufacturer Web sites in the B-to-B construction market based on their usefulness to construction professionals.

Fourteen manufacturers were awarded Best Overall or Honorable Mention in eight categories:

--  Best Overall
--  Best Navigation
--  Best Design
--  Best Production Information
--  Best Installation Support
--  Best Interactivity
--  Best Section for Professionals
--  Best Use of Multimedia
    

"The Internet is an essential tool for builders and remodelers in their search for product information," says Jean Dimeo, Editorial Director of BUILDING PRODUCTS and ebuild. "Building professionals want to find information on the latest building products quickly and easily -- and the Vanguard Award winners have taken that demand to heart. These exceptional Web sites feature user-friendly site navigation that allows pros to easily find the information they need when making their purchasing decisions."

Manufacturers submitted a comprehensive application to enter the Vanguard Awards. Entries were reviewed by a select panel of judges made up of a builder, a remodeler and an architect.

"The Vanguard Award winners are more than just Web sites -- they are true resources for building professionals," says Katy Tomasulo, Deputy Editor for BUILDING PRODUCTS and ebuild. "These sites combine ease of use, smart design and interactivity with plenty of relevant, searchable information for contractors and their customers."

The winners will be showcased in the September/October issue of BUILDING PRODUCTS and will be featured on ebuild in August.


BEST OVERALL
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)
Bosch Home Appliances (www.boschappliances.com/greenbuilding)
Southern Pine Council (www.southernpine.com)
Thermador (www.thermador.com)

BEST NAVIGATION
Hilti (www.us.hilti.com)
Thermador (www.thermador.com)

Honorable Mentions
NuCedar Mills (www.nucedar.com)
Fiberweb (www.typar.com)
Jeld-Wen (www.jeld-wen.com)
Crown Heritage Stairs (www.crownheritage.com)
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)
Bosch Home Appliances (www.boschappliances.com/greenbuilding)
Southern Pine Council (www.southernpine.com)

BEST DESIGN
Crown Heritage Stairs (www.crownheritage.com)
Thermador (www.thermador.com)

Honorable Mention
Fiberweb (www.typar.com)
Nana Wall Systems (www.nanawall.com)
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)
Bosch Home Appliances (www.boschappliances.com/greenbuilding)
Hilti (www.us.hilti.com)

BEST PRODUCT INFORMATION
MTI Whirlpools (www.mtiwhirlpools.com)
Bosch Home Appliances (www.boschappliances.com/greenbuilding)
Southern Pine Council (www.southernpine.com)
Thermador (www.thermador.com)

Honorable Mentions
Simpson Strong-Tie (www.strongtie.com)
Jeld-Wen (www.jeld-wen.com)
Crown Heritage Stairs (www.crownheritage.com)
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)
Worthington Millwork (www.columnbuilder.com)
Hilti (www.us.hilti.com)
Whirlpool (www.insideadvantage.com)

BEST INSTALLATION SUPPORT
Hilti (www.us.hilti.com)
Thermador (www.thermador.com)

Honorable Mentions
Jeld-Wen (www.jeld-wen.com)
Crown Heritage Stairs (www.crownheritage.com)
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)
MTI Whirlpools (www.mtiwhirlpools.com)
Bosch Home Appliances (www.boschappliances.com/greenbuilding)

BEST INTERACTIVITY
Bosch Home Appliances (www.boschappliances.com/greenbuilding)

Honorable Mentions
Jeld-Wen (www.jeld-wen.com)
Crown Heritage Stairs (www.crownheritage.com)
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)

BEST SECTION FOR PROFESSIONALS
Bosch Home Appliances (www.boschappliances.com/greenbuilding)
Southern Pine Council (www.southernpine.com)

Honorable Mentions
Simpson Strong-Tie (www.strongtie.com)
Fiberweb (www.typar.com)
Jeld-Wen (www.jeld-wen.com)
Crown Heritage (www.crownheritage.com)
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)
Hilti (www.us.hilti.com)
Thermador (www.thermador.com)

BEST USE OF MULTIMEDIA
Thermador (www.thermador.com)
Integrity Windows and Doors (www.integritywindows.com)

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 36 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

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