AWFS® Visionary Awards


Every other year, the AWFS® Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation as well as leadership in green/environmental product development.  Entries are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness. The awards are presented at the AWFS®Fair.

Judges evaluate the entries based on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness. The panel of hand-selected judges represents various areas of the industry, including professional end-users, woodworkers and company owners.

The Visionary New Product Awards categories are:

Product Innovation

All company’s whose entries are accepted have their product featured in the New Product Showcase for the duration of the show. The showcase, which is located in a very prominent location, affords all entries the chance to showcase their company and new products to show attendees, exhibitors and the press.  In past shows, the New Product Showcase has proven to be one of the Fair’s most popular features.




2015 Visionary Award Winning Companies and Products:

Product Innovation in Machinery Over $50,000

Evolution Vertical Machining Center/Holz-Her US

Product Innovation in Power Tools

SawStop Jobsite Saw/SawStop, LLC

Product Innovation in Components

Kitsilano – Smoked Larch/Schenk Ltd

Product Innovation/Productivity in Functional Hardware

Striplox by Striplox

Product Innovation/Productivity in Tooling

Tool Selection APP/Vortex Tool Co., Inc.

Product Innovation/Productivity in Software

Wood CAD/CAM/RSA Solutions

Product Innovation/Productivity in Sanding Systems

SurfPrep 3” x 4” Sanding System Kit/SurfPrep Sanding by Dixon Enterprises

Product Innovation/Productivity in Machinery under $50,000

Piranha FX/Next Wave Automation

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