JLG Industries, grand winner of RER’s Innovative Product Award for its LiftPod personal and portable lift, collected another accolade for the product last week when the LiftPod was awarded the Show Stopper Award at the National Electrical Contractors Association 2008 convention and trade show.
The JLG LiftPod, the first portable aerial work platform designed to replace the ladder, has been recognized for its lightweight and portable design, which makes the machine easily mobile around the jobsite and convenient for stowage in a pick-up truck, van or SUV.
The LiftPod was selected the winner from nearly 300 exhibitors at NECA 2008.
In addition to the NECA and RER awards, the LiftPod was Lift & Access’ Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Access Platforms gold winner for aerial lifts; Building Operating Management’s Readers’ Choice Award winner; Construction Equipment’s top 100 products award winner in lifting and material handling; and was a finalist for Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year.
“These awards have reconfirmed our confidence that industry professionals are looking for a more stable alternative to the ladder, while retaining the portability and convenience they’re accustomed to,” said Jeff Ford, JLG’s senior manager of marketing communications.