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Innovative Heated Catalyst System Wins Governor's New Product Award

Posted July 21, 2009

Catalytic Combustion Corporation, of Bloomer, was recently awarded the 2008 Governor’s New Product Award receiving first place Best of State for their innovative Heated Catalyst System. Governor Jim Doyle congratulated 15 recipients of the Governor’s New Product Awards.

"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."

Catalytic Corporation was honored with the presentation of the award on April 17th by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers at their 37th Annual Governor's New Product Award banquet in Wisconsin Dells. The 1st place award was given for the Medium-Sized Company Division.

 Accepting the award on behalf of Catalytic Combustion was John Robinson (Vice President –Catalyst Group, Research and Product Development), Brandi Ronnestrand (Customer Support and Material Planning), Pauline Graham (Quality Control –Process Engineer), Sue Sarauer (Production Scheduling), Chuck Patellis (Senior Sales and Marketing Development Manager), and Steve Stokke (Director -Business Integration).

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 Wisconsin’s leading manufacturers who have contributed to the State’s economic growth through the development, manufacturing, and marketing of new and innovative products.  To to be eligible for the award, a company must include a new product, machine, process, or material that was developed in Wisconsin and placed on the market between 2002 and 2007.

Award categories include small company, medium company, large company, and mega company which are determined by the number of employees.

The four Best of State winners will go on to compete in the 2009 National Society of Professional Engineers New Product Awards for national recognition.

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