EC&M received a record number of entries for the 2007 Product of the Year competition. A panel of judges, including electricians, engineers, and facility managers, evaluated the entries and selected finalists in 24 product categories. The following are the category winners, which were announced at the Electric West show in early February. These 24 finalists went on to compete for the 200y EC&M Product of the Year Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards, which honor excellence in new product development in the electrical industry