SOURCE: Hanley Wood

March 12, 2007 12:07 ET

Most Innovative Products Contest at World of Concrete Announces Winners

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 -- The winners of Most Innovative Products contest have been announced. Each year, World of Concrete exhibitors submit products to compete in Hanley Wood's Most Innovative Products contest. This fifth annual event, sponsored by CONCRETE & MASONRY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS, combines World of Concrete attendee voting with expert evaluations to give both Attendees' Choice and Experts' Choice awards to products exhibited at the show.

Product entries in this year's Most Innovative Products contest maintained high levels with 137 products in 14 categories. Industry voting participation grew, with more than 2,600 ballots cast online and in-person to pick the winners in each category.

The increase in votes was driven by the success of the 2007 World of Concrete, which shattered all previous registration and exhibit space records. More than 1,700 exhibitors occupied over 900,000 net square feet, and with registrants in excess of 91,000, WOC 2007 was the largest show in its 33-year history.

Winners will be published in the March/April 2007 issue of CONCRETE & MASONRY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS, as well as in post-show issues of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER; and online at CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION online, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION Online and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER Online.

The 2007 Most Innovative Products winners and their products are:

Category: Business Tools
Attendees' Choice:  Amvic Design Software, Amvic Building System
Experts' Choice:    Interactive 3-D Visual Assemblies (3-DVAs),
                    Quest Solutions

Category: Concrete Delivery
Attendees' Choice:  ACT 2250 Flying Bucket Concrete Delivery System,
                    Advanced Concrete
Technologies Inc.
Experts' Choice:    Clutch Concrete Fleet GPS Business Analytics, Jonel

Category: Concrete Making Materials
Attendees' Choice:  Hard-Cem Integral Concrete Hardener, Cementec
                    Industries Inc.
Experts' Choice:    Hard-Cem Integral Concrete Hardener, Cementec
                    Industries Inc.

Category: Concrete Production Equipment
Attendees' Choice:  UltraFiber 500 Dispenser System, Buckeye Building
                    Fibers LLC
Experts' Choice:    Ready-Jet Non-entry Mixer Drum Cleaning System,
                    Blasters Ready Set Inc.

Category: Construction Supplies
Attendees' Choice:  Smart Vent Foundation Flood Vent, Smart Vent Inc.
Experts' Choice:    Shockwave, Mar-Flex

Category: Decorative
Attendees' Choice:  Granicrete Countertop Resurfacing System, Granicrete
                    International Inc.
Experts' Choice:    Cantilevered Cut Stone Form Liner, Butterfield Color

Category: Demolition and Repair
Attendees' Choice:  Heavy-duty Pavement Breaker, Dewalt Industrial Tool Co.
Experts' Choice:    Jackhammer Support Arm, BC Institute of Technology

Category: Equipment
Attendees' Choice:  Rider Rover Ride-on Trowel Mover, Rider Rover
Experts' Choice:    Hilti PX 10 Transpointer, Hilti

Category: Finishing Materials and Equipment
Attendees' Choice:  Cure Tender CT 100, Cure Tender
Experts' Choice:    Certivex AC 1315 Super Gloss, Vexcon Chemicals

Category: Formwork
Attendees' Choice:  Cimple Form, McBryde Enterprises Corp.
Experts' Choice:    XTRA-FLEX Radius Forms, Metal Forms Corp.

Category: Masonry Materials
Attendees' Choice:  Drivable Grass, Soil Retention
Experts' Choice:    Reward tieKey, Reward Wall Systems

Category: Masonry Tools and Equipment
Attendees' Choice:  Heated Mason Blanket, Powerblanket
Experts' Choice:    The Stonesmith Bartarget, Stonesmith Patented
                    Systems Inc.

Category: Placement Tools and Equipment
Attendees' Choice:  Bobcat Concrete Pump Attachment, Bobcat Co.
Experts' Choice:    HoseHog, Somero Enterprises
Experts' Choice:    Lightning Strike Concrete Rollerscreed, Lura Enterprise

Category: Tools
Attendees' Choice:  Bosch SpeedWave Diamond Blades, Bosch Power Tools and
Experts' Choice:    CreteSheet CS-1, CreteSheet
For more information about the Most Innovative Products contest, the winning products or World of Concrete, please visit or

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