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Governor Doyle Recognizes Fifteen Governor's New Product Award Recipients
For Immediate Release: April 18, 2008
MADISON - Governor Jim Doyle today congratulated 15 recipients of the Governor's New Product Awards. The awards were made at the 37th annual Governor's New Product Awards Banquet, held on April 17, 2008 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Department of Commerce (Commerce) Deputy Secretary Aaron Olver presented the awards on behalf of Governor Doyle.
"These Wisconsin manufacturers contribute to the state's economic growth through the development, manufacturing and marketing of new and innovative products," Governor Doyle said. "Wisconsin manufacturers are making products that can compete anywhere in the world, and our exports are up 60 percent during my administration. I want to congratulate the winners on their outstanding new products, and thank them for their commitment to excellence in manufacturing."
Four Best of State winners will compete in the 2009 National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) New Product Awards for national recognition. Since 1993 Wisconsin has won the top award fourteen times.
Best of State Winners
Small Company (50 or less employees)
Honorable Mention (Small)
Medium Company (51-200 employees)
Large Company (201-9999 employees)
Honorable Mention (Large)
Mega Company (10,000 + employees)
The Governor's New Product Awards program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE), with support from the Governor's Office and Commerce. The program recognizes benefits that come from the research and engineering of new products. It also focuses on rapidly emerging technologies, recognizes the contribution of engineers in new product development, and encourages the pursuit of science and engineering careers.
Eligible entries include any new product, machine, process or material that has been developed in Wisconsin, provided that it was first placed on the market between 2002 and 2007. Award categories include small, medium, large, and mega, measured by employment.
For more information, contact Dale Swenson, 414/343-8452 or Dale.Swenson@harley-davidson.com.