Lift and Access Now Accepting 2010 LLEAP Award Entries, New Judges

Lift and Access is once again holding the Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, which were developed to recognize products, accessories, or design concepts that are considered innovative or have advanced the state of the lifting equipment industry. To qualify for consideration, products must have been introduced or delivered to the North American market between April 1, 2009, and March 31, 2010.

Categories for the LLEAP Awards include aerial lifts; material handlers; mobile cranes with capacities less than 100 tons; OEM-developed features/essential components for OEMs; and aftermarket support products or services.

Equipment manufacturers and component suppliers may nominate their own equipment, products, or designs for a processing fee. Additionally, the staff of Lift and Access and/or the judges' panel may submit a nomination at their discretion.

A panel of judges comprised of equipment rental professionals and industry consultants will select two platinum winners in which an OEM and a support product will be recognized for best all-around innovation, as well as one gold and one silver winner in each category. Winners will be announced and recognized in the supplement to the November-December issue of Lift and Access. View the 2009 winners here.

Entries for the award are due June 11, 2011. Download an entry form for more information.

Additionally, Lift and Access is seeking new judges for the 2010 LLEAP Awards. Ideal judges would have:

  • Five years or more experience with aerial lifts, forklifts, cranes and/or components in the North American construction and rental markets;
  • Experience as a technician, consultant, safety, sales, equipment rental, or similar position;
  • An opinion about new products introduced in the industry; and
  • An interest to express these opinions in writing.

If you meet these qualifications and would like to take part in selecting the year's most innovative products, contact Katie Parrish at kparrish@liftandaccess.com or 480-241-5625.