Electrical contractors and other end users on the panel that evaluated this year’s entrants in the CEE News/EC&M Product-of-the-Year competition had a pretty simple evaluation criteria: Will this product help me do my job faster, safer, smarter or more profitably?

More than two dozen contractors and facility maintenance personnel cast their votes for the most innovative products. Out of the dozens of new products entered in the competition, the panel selected 24 as finalists. CEE News and EC&M readers will vote on the finalists in the March issues of the magazines and on the magazines’ Web sites. The Product of the Year winner will be announced on June 17 at the Electric 2002 trade show in New York.