OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS), a leader in environmental and safety solutions, has been named a Top 100 Finalist in the Industrial/Manufacturing category of the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate the most innovative new products or services in the Chicago region spanning a number of sectors, industries, and organizations of all sizes.
The innovation nominated is the Vactor HXX ParaDIGm®, a compact vacuum excavator that is designed for safe digging and is purpose-built to suit the needs of companies and contractors working with and around sensitive buried utility lines and cables with a speed, precision, and safety unmatched by other hydroexcavators currently on the market. The user-focused design of the ParaDIGm combines all the functionality and performance of a traditional large hydroexcavator with the versatility of a multi-purpose work truck and the agility of a small skid loader. It was introduced to the marketplace in June of 2016.
"This is a great honor and reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation across our diverse product lines," said Jennifer Sherman, CEO. "We believe that the ParaDIGm, developed with an intensely customer-centric focus and built with features tailor-made for the utility market, is a perfect example of what the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrate. We are thrilled that the judges agree."
This year's Chicago Innovation Awards winners will be announced during an award ceremony in Chicago next month.
About Federal Signal
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: www.federalsignal.com.
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For more than 100 years, Vactor Manufacturing has provided customers around the world with a wide range of material handling equipment. Today, Vactor is the industry leader in vacuum excavators, sewer and catch basin cleaners and industrial vacuum loaders featuring innovative technology and custom configurable designs. With one of the largest and most developed distributor networks in the industry, Vactor has more than 50 North American distributors in more than 100 locations to serve the utility, contractor and municipal markets, as well as 12 factory direct locations through FS Solutions for industrial customers.
Contact: For more information on the Vactor HXX ParaDIGm hydroexcavator, please visit www.vactor.com or contact Vactor Manufacturing at 1-800-627-3171.
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