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2008 Ergo Cup Winners Announced

The Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2008 Ergo Cup and Graduate Student Design competitions. 
 
Thirty-five companies from locations around the world demonstrated their innovative ergonomic solutions to compete for the prestigious Ergo Cup awards in three major categories. 
 
The judging panel of ergonomists selected the Ergo Cup winners based on stringent criteria including innovation, simplicity, cost-savings, ergonomic risk, and presentation quality. The selection process was highly competitive due to each team's creative approaches. In addition to the three Ergo Cup awards,  Ergo Excellence awards, using the same criteria as for the Ergo Cup award, were presented to five companies selected by attendees.
 
The winners are:

Ergo Cup Awards
 Training and Education 
     Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.
     Partnership for a Healthy Workforce
     East Liberty, Ohio
 
Team-based Workplace Solution 
     PPG Aerospace Transparencies
     Clamp Assist System
     Huntsville, Ala.
 
Engineering/Ergonomist
     Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.
     Based on Workplace Solution Ergo Start Cart
     Anna, Ohio
 
Ergo Excellence Awards 
Innovation    
      Boeing Co. - Interiors Responsibility Center
      Versatile Bin Holding Carriage
      Everett, Wash.
 
Simplicity   
      Honda Power Equipment Mfg Inc.
      Fuel Tube Insertion Tool
      Swepsonville, N. C.
    
Cost Savings 
      Boeing Co.
      767 Overhead Video Monitor Lift
      Everett, Wash.
 
Ergonomic Risk  
     Johnson & Johnson - Ethicon
     Easy Access for the Loading and Unloading of Suture Cans
     Cornelia, Ga.
 
Presentation Quality  
     GE Energy
     Gen II ICB Rhombic Assembly Process
     Bangor, Maine
 
Graduate Student Design Team Award  
The Graduate Student Design competition featured five universities, with the first-ever international university student team as one of the finalists.  The University of Memphis - Feels Good Ergonomics Team won the competition.  The Graduate Student Design competition was sponsored by Auburn Engineers Inc. 
 
Awards to the Ergo Cup and Graduate Student Design Team winners were presented during the Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo 2008. Winners will also receive public recognition of their projects. 

The Ergo Cup competition is sponsored by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina and is in its 10th year. The Ergo Cup competition is endorsed and supported by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, producers of the Applied Ergonomics Conference.

See past winners, videos, FAQs, and other details of the Ergo Cup competition here


Ergo Cup® is a registered trademark of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and cannot be reproduced or used without the express permission of the institute.

 



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