iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, received an award for its iQ426 HEPA Vacuum at the 7th Annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA).
Judges, who consisted of up of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals from across the United States, voted on entries submitted by top global manufacturers. The response to first seeing and learning about this new product was outstanding. A number of judges were emphatic about learning of iQ’s cyclonic filtering system on their dry cut tile saw and about its "fantastic design." They were excited to learn about the technology behind the saw's dust extractor. They were impressed with the way it uses cyclonic air movement to pull in and deposit heavier particles on its way through. And last, they were in agreement that the main benefit is that so little of what you collect reaches the filter, greatly extending its life.
After judging hundreds of power tools, hand tools, fasteners and accessories, award-winners were chosen based on industry innovation. Winners all demonstrated achievement in any combination of the following: innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, and value.
The 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time. This year, over 360 products were submitted in several dozen categories, attempting to win a 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Award. "Each year, manufacturers reach further and further to innovate and improve their products, helping improve job site efficiency, safety, and productivity. While incremental advancements are the norm, some products truly distinguish themselves in the industry and deserve particular recognition. Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople can look to the Pro Tool Innovation Awards to find the products that will help them work more quickly, safely, and with greater efficiency," said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These new tools also tend to save money in either material costs or time-savings. That’s the kind of innovation that often speaks the loudest!"
Paul Guth, iQ’s President commented, “We were quite excited to learn that the HEPA Dust Extractor was a winner. The awards are judged in part by professional tradesman who use tools like ours every day. It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers.”
Sarah Hurtado, iQ’s Marketing & Communications Manager added, “iQ Power Tools was founded by third generation masons who owned and operated successful masonry companies for over 30 years. The company started out by building tools to solve its own dust problems, but soon realized these problems were affecting all contractors.”
Guth concluded, “Decades of experience taught us about dust problems; the mess, the added expenses, and the threat to the health and safety of our industry. Today, we build smart, tough power tools that eliminate these problems. We are grateful to be recognized by the PTIA in our efforts to manufacture products that contribute to safer job sites, healthier work practices and a more sustainable construction industry.”
About iQ Power Tools
iQ Power Tools manufactures a comprehensive range of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems for the concrete, masonry, hardscape and tile sectors. The company was founded by third-generation masons Joel and Paul Guth, who have logged over 30 years each in the masonry industry. Decades of experience taught them about dust problems; their company started out creating tools to solve their own problems only to realize these same issues affected all contractors… mess, money and a threat to the health and safety of the industry. iQ Power Tools envisions a future where their innovation helps create a 100% dust free environment: jobsites are safer, work practices are healthier... and, the construction industry becomes even more sustainable.