March 2006

The 'Gotta Have' Wish List


So you want more, and you want better, do you?

More productivity. Easier operation. Simpler maintenance. Less labor. Better energy- and water efficiency. More flexibility. All-around cheaper to operate. And, oh yeah, maybe no extra charge up front.

Lucky you. You have more equipment choices, and better ones, than you realized. Competition, not to mention technology trickle-down, improves the breed, and youíre the beneficiary. Despite some tough budgets at the factories, R&D soldiers on, thank you very much.

On the stories that follow, check out the significant hot products that have caught the eye of judges at two new major innovation competitions, plus some other notables that caught FER editorsí attention at recent shows.

NRA Touts The Latest In Innovation

FCSI Showcase Honors

Editorís Picks: A Second Look