Aquila Wins Engineering Excellence Award Twice
Aquila Corporation was awarded the prestigious “Best in State” from the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers and the Governor’s office at the WSPE banquet in Green Bay on May 27th. Aquila’s entry in the engineering excellence competition was the SofTech cushion system, a completely self-contained automatic pressure ulcer treatment cushion. Aquila competed against businesses from all over the state of Wisconsin to take home the award.
The WSPE criteria for this award are:
New and improved products that stimulate the life and growth of our country. These benefits result from research and development to which engineers make their unique contribution. This competition recognizes the results of those efforts and the foresight of the companies whose aggressive policies bring new products to the marketplace. The purpose of the New Product Award program is to recognize the full spectrum of benefits that come from the research and engineering of new products. These include added employment, economic development, strengthening of the nation’s competitive position internationally, and contribution to the public’s standard of living.
This is the second time Aquila has won this award. The first was in 2008 when the entry was the Airpulse PK automatic cushion.
The Aquila cushions are custom fabricated specifically to treat and prevent pressure ulcers.