The people have spoken, and the 2007 New Product Innovation Award goes to SafeTec Platforms (Bardstown, KY).
Attendees voted during The Work Truck Show March 7-9 at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome in Indianapolis, IN. The Work Truck Show was held in conjunction with the 43rd Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention.
Introduced in 2004, the New Product Innovation Award recognizes the best new product or product innovation among exhibiting companies participating in the New Product Spotlight program. The Spotlight is a multi-media program that allows exhibitors to highlight their new products to Work Truck Show attendees. Each attendee was invited to cast a vote, with the exhibitor receiving the highest number of votes winning the award.
SafeTec Platforms won for its LineBacker Platforms that are lightweight, adjustable and easy to set up. The work platforms can be combined to form low-level scaffolding that provides strength, stability and safety for users.
“We’re excited about the award and people are really getting excited about this product. You can use it to reach everywhere from the tops of trailers and the inside of engines to multiple uses in the stock room,” said Chris Seaman, vice president of SafeTec Platforms. “The response from attendees was tremendous. We’ll definitely be exhibiting in the show next year!”
More than 20 years ago, Seaman became involved in transportation with trailer heaters for the trucking industry. After a number of years selling the heater, he perfected the design of the SafeTec Platform in 2002. The platforms are sold throughout the U.S. in schools, apartments, hotels, homes and industries such as farming, landscaping, automotive and construction. Visit their Web site at www.safeplatforms.com