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Engineers Honor Unlimited's Freedom Basement Window

The Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers honored Unlimited, Inc., Oak Creek, with a certificate of merit as part of the 32nd annual Governor's New Product Award (GNPA) program. The firm is one of 24 Wisconsin companies to be cited in 2001 for new product development.

Madison, WI - May 11, 2001 - The Freedom Window vinyl basement window is designed to be used by poured wall concrete contractors. The Freedom Vinyl basement window line is manufactured with all vinyl, making it more thermally efficient (heat loss prevention) than any steel basement window on the market. The all vinyl construction reduces heat flow from about 200 BTU's/hr with vinyl. Steel also rusts and requires painting and treatment, while vinyl windows will not need any maintenance because it is impervious rust. When it comes to wood basement windows, vinyl is comparable to wood in thermal efficiency, but wood will rot, while vinyl outlast the life of any wood product.

GNPA Competition Recognizes Premier Wisconsin Product Development

For over three decades, the GNPA program has recognized Wisconsin manufacturers who contribute to the state's economic growth through development, manufacturing and marketing of new and innovative products. This premier competition is sponsored annually by WSPE. Conceived by Wisconsin Engineers, the program was developed to focus on rapidly emerging technologies, recognize the contribution of engineers in new product development.

The Wisconsin GNPA became the driving force and model for the National New Product Award program sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. State winners (chosen from four categories of companies - small, medium, large and mega) compete in the national program.

New products entered in the 2001 GNPA competition represent over one billion dollars in potential sales and more than 20,000 Wisconsin Jobs! Top honors were given to 10 products in this year's competition. If you are interested in further information, or entry materials for next year, contact WSPE, 700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 207, Madison, WI 53719, 608-278-7000,