Standfast Enterprises of Macedon, Australia, has been named the 2004 New Product Innovation Award recipient for its product featured at The Work Truck Show in Baltimore, held in conjunction with the 40th annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention March 2-5.
New for 2004, the award recognizes the best new product or product innovation among exhibiting companies participating in the New Product Spotlight program.
Work Truck Show attendees were invited to cast a vote, with the exhibitor receiving the highest number of votes winning the award. Among the 44 companies participating in the program, Standfast received 34% of the total votes.
Said Standfast sales and marketing manager Nick Lynch, "We are so happy! Standfast Enterprises is a small start-up company and to learn that we won this award is just fantastic."
Standfast Enterprises' winning product is its TRAM (Total Restraint Access Module), a movable total restraint system. TRAM incorporates a specially designed restraining harness that provides a safe means for workers to access and work on top of all types of road tankers, ISO tanks and static tanks.
Designed so that the user is firmly attached to the unit at all times and is prevented from falling in the event of a slip or trip, TRAM enables personnel to safely move from the access ladder to the tanker top and then along the top of the tanker to any point along its length.