Governor’s New Product Award

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Johnson Controls honored for its distributed energy storage products

Johnson Controls recently won the Governor’s New Product Award for its distributed energy storage offerings. The company took first place in the mega company category, which includes firms with 10,000 or more employees.

Nine companies including Johnson Controls received the award, which recognizes Wisconsin’s leading manufacturers who have contributed to the state’s economic growth through the development, manufacturing and marketing of new and innovative products.

“Innovations we’re seeing from Wisconsin companies of all sizes in all industries is a main reason the state’s economy continues to grow,” said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. “I am proud to recognize these inventive products that keep the state’s economy moving.”

The Governor’s New Product Awards recognize the benefits that come from research and engineering of new products.

Johnson Controls launched its new distributed energy storage product in October 2015. Johnson Controls is bringing its world-class battery technology and building systems expertise to the growing energy storage market through its L1000/L2000 Energy Storage Systems

The Governor’s New Product Awards, which are sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE), recognize the benefits that come from research and engineering of new products. They also focus on rapidly emerging technologies, recognize the contribution of engineers in new product development and encourage the pursuit of science and engineering careers.

The awards were presented at the 39th annual Governor’s New Product Awards Banquet on the evening of May 18, 2016, at Milwaukee School of Engineering University’s Todd Wehr Conference Center in Milwaukee.

Eligible entries include any new product, machine, process or material that has been developed in Wisconsin, provided it was first placed on the market between 2010 and 2014. Award categories include small, medium, large and mega, measured by employment.

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