EC&M received close to 100 entries for its 2008 Product of the Year competition. A panel of judges, including electricians, engineers, and facility managers, evaluated those entries and selected finalists in 24 product categories. The following are the category winners, which were announced at the Electric West show in late February. These 24 finalists will now compete for the 2008 EC&M Product of the Year Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards, which honor excellence in new product development in the electrical industry.