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Electronic House Names LintAlert CES Product of the Year

The winner of the 2011 Product of the Year Award was chosen by Electronic House editors, distinguised industry veterans and the magazine's DIY correspondent. They announced that the LintAlert took first place today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Packaging Digest Magazine Runs Three Page Article on the Innovation Exhibited in the Packaging

Keeping in mind the importance of retailer environmental scorecards such as Walmart’s, the LintAlert PET clamshell was designed to hold a multi-part device in place securely and attractively.

The full article can be seen here: Page 34-36 Packaging Digest Article


Three Big Awards at the National Hardware Show

The three day National Hardware Show now in its 64th year, took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center May 7-9. The show attracts a worldwide audience and is attended by over 27,000 industry professionals.

We launched our new product, the LintAlert at the show where we had a small 10x10 booth. For almost 3 years we have been actively working and tweaking the product, website, marketing and packaging for this one time debut. The anticipation, excitement and stress grew daily as the show date approached.

Like most shows, they incorporate several awards for innovative products. Here are the awards that applied to us.

  • New Product World Hardware & Tools, Plumbing & Electrical, Storage & Organization, Homewares, Paint & Accessories
  • New Product Launch Spotlight - products that have no pre-sells, no pre-negotiations or no exclusive deal.
  • And one of the sponsors, North American Retail Hardware Association awards 30 products from the thousands on display with the Retailers' Choice Awards.
To put it in simple terms, the comment I recall from one of the show officials was "we cleaned up." First place in the New Product World, first place in the New Product Launch and a Retailers' Choice Award.

Three Award Trophies Here are links with pictures for the first two.

Attendee comments were very positive with certainty that the product will be successful. Also that the product showed a high level of innovation, engineering and marketing expertise.

Winning the three awards at the National Hardware Show has given the LintAlert team a true sense of pride and achievement. We are honored to be recognized as the most innovative new product at the 2009 show. Everyone's persistence and creativity has paid off in a very big way.


LintAlert Sponsors World Tri-athlete in Boston Marathon

Although a life long fitness buff, Philippe Jeck is relatively new to endurance sports. In 2004 at the age of 48 he participated in his first triathlon, a sprint distance (1/8th of an ironman distance). In 2005 he participated in eight triathlons, including four at the Olympic distance, one of which was the Kings Trail triathlon in Maui, Hawaii, and his first marathon. 2006 was a banner year in which Philippe turned 50, competed in another marathon and eight triathlons, which included 3 half-ironman distance triathlons (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13 mile run), including in Monte Carlo, Monaco, where he qualified for the World Championships at that half-ironman distance and culminated in finishing 33rd in his age group at the World Championships.

Philippe continued to compete in 8 more triathlons and a marathon in 2007, finishing 8th in the National Championships for the half-ironman distance in Innsbrook, Missouri and qualified for the World Championships in the Netherlands for 2008. In 2008 he competed in another marathon (finishing 2nd in his age group) which qualified him for the Boston Marathon in 2009, and eight more triathlons ending in a 39th place finish at the World Championships in the Netherlands (2.75 mile swim, 75 mile bike, 18 mile run). In 2009, after a warm up marathon in February, he will compete in his first Boston Marathon wearing the LintAlert uniform. This is the 113th running of the Boston Marathon and it is the world's oldest annual marathon. In 2008 nearly 22,000 runners completed the race. Philippe’s official time was 3:29:25.

Philippe Jeck - Sponsored by LintAlert


LintAlert® to Launch at The International Hardware Show in May of 2009

In-O-Vate Technologies is proud to introduce the first safety alarm for your clothes dryer. The LintAlert detects significant blockage in your dryers’ exhaust duct caused by excessive lint build-up. The company will launch the LintAlert in May of 2009 at The International Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Booth 34107 in the Central Hall.

By measuring the back pressure in the dryers’ exhaust duct, the consumer friendly household safety device monitors and warns you of significant blockage. It works with all tumble type dryers. Proper dryer exhaust air-flow plays a key role in safety while helping you maximize energy efficiency in your home.

In-O-Vate Technologies is one of Inc 500’s Fastest Growing Companies and the inventor of the Dryerbox and the Dryer-Ell. We’ve been providing builders, architects and the HVAC trade innovative building products since 1996.