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ProGen Upright Vacuum Wins Gold Award for Excellence in Design

The ProGen Upright

(ST. LOUIS, MO.) ProTeam®, the company internationally recognized for innovative vacuum technology, was honored with a Gold Award for the ProGen® upright vacuum in Appliance Design magazine’s 28th Annual Excellence in Design competition. The competition honors outstanding achievement in innovation, design and functionality with Bronze, Silver, or Gold recognition decided on by a prestigious panel of judges.

“ProTeam invested significant resources to develop an upright with the ease of use and innovative features our customers deserve,” said Vice President of Sales Rich Steinberg. “We are pleased that the panel of judges chose the ProGen upright for the highest honor in the design competition.”

The Excellence in Design competition awards deserving entries in 10 industry categories. Judges from respected industry associations also took into consideration optimized capabilities, environmental footprint, and energy- and cost-savings when deciding the winners. The ProGen upright vacuum will be showcased all year long on Appliance Design's website, along with the other winning designs.


ProTeam became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money, and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with the Next Generation of backpack vacuums, the Super Coach Pro® and the cordless GoFree® Flex Pro.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.


Kelly Lynae Robinson, ProTeam

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