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T&D World and Utility Products Open Entry Process for 2020 Top Tools of the Trade

May 5, 2020
Entries are due on July 10, 2020, for the third annual competition, which honors product excellence in the electric utility industry.

When it comes to line work, the right tools matter. Tools and technology can make the difference between a lineman's efficiency on the job and lost productivity.

To honor innovation in product development, T&D World and Utility Products are honoring innovation in product development with the third annual Top Tools of the Trade competition. This award program showcases the exhibitors of the International Lineman's Rodeo to recognize the talent and commitment of the people involved in every aspect of product development.

The final deadline is July 10, 2020, but companies can save by submitting their entries by June 30, 2020. Enter by clicking here to access the online entry system. 

This year's contest will recognize the top products in six different categories:

Climbing Gear
Belt accessories, bolt bag, climbing accessories, climbing pads, climbing spikes, gear bags, lineman belts, tool pouch, tower climbing gear, fall protection, work positioning lanyard.

Lineman Tools
Cable crimper, cable cutters, cable locator, cable stripping tools, cant hook, ground rod driver, hand tools, high voltage hot sticks, hot line tools, insulated tools, lineman knife, lineman pliers, power tools, test instruments, tool backpacks, tool bags, tool totes and buckets.

Lineman Rigging
Block & tackle, dirt lifting tarps, lever hoist, pole lifting tongs, reel lifting, rigging accessories, rope blocks, ropes and winch lines, slings, snaps & hooks, wire pulling grips.

Containment bags, fall protection, pole top rescue training, PPE equipment, signs and lockout tags, traffic control devices, work lights.

Truck Equipment
Bucket truck accessories, cable handling, digger derrick accessories, outrigger pads, truck grounding, truck lights.

 Arc flash suits, FR hoods & accessories, FR outerwear, FR pants, FR shirts, gloves and accessories, hi vis clothing, rain gear, footwear.

The application process is open from May 5 through July 10, 2020. Save by submitting your entry by the early-bird deadline of June 30Submit your entries here

Questions about the process? Contact T&D World Field Editor Amy Fischbach at [email protected]

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