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Honorable mentions Featured

7:00pm EDT January 29, 2008

Henkel Corp.

When it comes to window installation, the headaches typically associated with this process may be a thing of the past. The team at Henkel Corp., a global leader in adhesives, sealants, home care and personal care markets, saw an opportunity and chose to capitalize on it. With 10,000 mold and mildew claims pending through 2004 and the cost of an average claim between $10,000 and $100,000, it knew that moisture and air protection around windows was a major problem, and a major contributor to that problem was there was no one system of compatible parts for installing windows — everything was sold separately. With that, Henkel created WINTeQ, the first complete window installation system certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. This system has provided much-needed innovation to the industry, and on top of that, Henkel created a professional training program with WINTeQ certification for installers. This establishes the company as an innovation leader and is sure to be a factor in sales as the system and training program develop.

HOW TO REACH: Henkel Corp., (440) 937-7000 or www.henkelca.com

LogiSync LLC

With the rising concern for environmental initiatives in this country, LogiSync LLC is doing its part to help the green cause. Traditionally, restroom water control has been done manually or automatically using infrared sensors of water valves in sinks, water closets and urinals. These typically operate on their own without communication or interaction with other valves. As a result, when maintenance issues arise, the problems have to be identified by a physical inspection, which often leads to wasted water from valves that leak, run-on, flood or have flow failure, among other housekeeping issues. Seeing this problem, the LogiSync team, led by President Edward J. Yenni, partnered with Sloan Valve Co. and created the Sloan Monitoring System. This advanced monitoring system uses existing plumbing and electric infrastructure to operate and remotely monitor the plumbing and provides remote control of the devices. The system provides a solid innovation to the industry and allows restrooms to be managed as part of the building’s existing automation system.

HOW TO REACH: LogiSync LLC, www.logisync.com or (440) 937-0388