Lind Equipment products receive awards
By Grant Cameron
Lind Equipment of Markham, Ont., recently received honours in the 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Awards for two of its products, the Beacon LED Tower and the Beacon120 LED Highbay.
A panel of judges made up of tool and media professionals from across the United States and Canada weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers.
The Beacon LED Tower won the commercial site lighting category and the Beacon120 LED Highbay was a finalist in the temporary site lighting category.
Sean Van Doorselaer, CEO and chief designer officer at Lind Equipment, said the company is incredibly proud to earn accolades for the two products.
“Product design and innovation are key to what we do here at Lind Equipment,” he said. “Frankly, design matters, and building world-beating products is how we help our customers work confidently.”
The judges had some great praise for the Beacon LED Tower, saying, “What happens when you need a lot of light for exterior locations? Lind Equipment has broken the barrier and their Beacon LED Tower light puts out 120,000 lumens from four 200-watt LED lights.
“The system has a fuel tank that gives you up to 45 hours of runtime from a standard 2000-watt generator that you’ll need to supply. It’s designed to be transported and set up by a single person if necessary. When powerful lighting is what you need, you now have a legitimate LED option.”
Hundreds of power tools, hand tools, fasteners and accessories were judged, and winners were decided based on industry innovation.
Winners demonstrated achievement in any combination of the following: innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value.
The Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.
This year, more than 60 different tool manufacturers submitted nearly 300 tool entries in dozens of categories for a shot to win a 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award.
Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, said manufacturers are consistently improving their tools, but each year some exceed the norms and develop products which truly deserve recognition.
“Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople really need to understand which products can help them work smarter and more efficiently,” he said. “Often, they can also save a lot of money in either material costs or time-savings. That innovation goes straight into their pocketbook."
The Pro Tool Innovation Awards are an annual awards program judged by a panel of professional tradesmen and trade media representatives in the electrical, plumbing, MRO, and concrete fields as well as general contractors and builders.
Lind Equipment is a leading manufacturer of portable LED lighting, hazardous location and industrial work lighting, portable power, static grounding, and GFCI products.
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