Innovation of the Year Awards
C-Line Products Corporation of America and 3M Corporation Both received the 2012 Innovation of the Year “Green Product” Award because of a tie in the competition. 3M won for its Scotch Magic Greener Tape and C-Line Products tied for first place with its Biodegradable Expanding Files. Samsill had two honorable mentions: Raw Storage Binders and Earth's Choice Biodegradable View Binders.
The 2012 Innovation of the Year “Standard Business” Product was awarded to the C-Line Products Company for its Multi Section Project Folders. There were three (3) honorable mentions: ACCO Brands with the Swingline Stack and Shred 500X; Samsill’s Speedy SpineTimesaving View Binder Series; and Avery Dennison’s Branding and Merchandising Line.
The Innovation Awards recognize companies that continually add quality, innovation and style to the business products industry, while keeping an eye on our environment. The awards are given to the companies that have the most innovative product, display, program or idea, and are decided by votes of BSA members.
“BSA’s annual awards program acknowledges the companies and individuals who have contributed to the association and the business products industry in general,” commented BSA President Mike Wilbur. “We’re pleased to recognize the achievements because the winners have truly supported the role of the wholesaler, independent dealer and representative on many different levels and within the marketplace.”