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April 27, 2017

MCEE 2017 New Product Competition Winners AnnouncedA special jury of industry experts has chosen the winners of the New Product Competition at MCEE 2017, Canada's largest mechanical, electrical and lighting expo.

All 120 new products, as well as the 13 winners, were on display at MCEE 2017, which took place April 26-27 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. The event typically attracts 6,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors.

According to the jury, the winners of the new product competition stand out from their competition by demonstrating an exceptional commitment to research and innovation. They offer new solutions for MCEE visitors to increase their efficiency, productivity and income.

Listed below are the product categories, winners, and the winning products.

Residential, commercial and institutional electrical products: Legrand — Wiremold Outdoor Charging Station

Industrial electrical products: Kohler — KD Diesel Generator Set

Tools, hardware and protective equipment: Fluke Electronics Canada — Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter

Ventilation (supply and exhaust): Swegon (Enertrak) — Gold RX Air handling Unit

Forced air heating and/or air conditioning products: Mitsubishi Electric — Zuba-Multi Heat Pump

Heating and/or air conditioning hydronic products: Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. — Vitocrossal 300, CA3 Condensing Boiler

Heating and/or air conditioning hydronic components: Calefactio — The ONE Expansion Tank

Water heaters (domestic water, space heating, and combo): Eemax Inc. — AutoBooster Extra Water Heater

Sanitary fixtures and faucets: Moen — U by Moen Digital Shower Controller

Pipes, devices, cisterns and accessories: Hilti Canada Corp. — Firestop Cable Disc CFS-D 1”

Software, controls and related components: Taco (Canada) Ltd. — SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control

Interior lighting products: Acuity Brands Lighting — Rubik Lighting System

Exterier lighting products: Cree Canada — RSW Series Streetlight


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