Victaulic QuickVic(TM) Style 607 Coupling Named Gold Winner in 2009 Product of the Year Competition


Coupling receives the highest honor from Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers

EASTON, PA - Victaulic, the world's leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, announces today that the QuickVic Style 607 Coupling, featuring Victaulic patented installation-ready technology, was selected as a Gold winner in the Plumbing and Water Management category of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine's "2009 Product of the Year" competition. According to Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE), the fifth annual "Product of the Year" competition showcased practical innovation.

"Victaulic is honored to be the Gold winner in such a prestigious competition," said Charles Wilk, Product Manager- Couplings and Fittings for Victaulic. "The QuickVic Style 607 coupling is engineered with "installation-ready" technology for improved productivity and enhanced worksite safety, two benefits our customer's value. We are thrilled that the readers of CSE voted for this product."

"The Product of the Year competition illuminates the products design engineers and specifiers are valuing for MEP systems in nonresidential buildings. In this tough economy, construction and operating budgets are under stress while sustainability issues for energy, water, and materials are growing. Flexibility, modularity, efficiency, and durability seemed to be factors shared by many of this year's winners." said Michael Ivanovich, editor-in-chief, CSE.

Companies self-nominated their best products introduced or refined in 2008. Up to five finalists were selected in each of 10 categories by a panel of judges comprised of professional engineers who regularly design and specify HVAC, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing systems. Subscribers to CSE began voting in May to determine the ranking of the finalists as gold, silver, or bronze winners. CSE subscribers also voted one time for the Most Valuable Product (MVP) distinction among all finalists.

The winning products will be profiled in the August issue of CSE.

To learn more about Victaulic Installation-Ready line, visit www.victaulic.com/installationready.

About Victaulic

Founded in 1925, Victaulic is the world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems. Headquartered in Easton, Pa., Victaulic has manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide and employs more than 3,500 people. The company develops products for a full range of industrial, commercial and institutional piping system applications. For more information, visit www.victaulic.com.

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