Some kudos are in order for a few of the great vendors in Budget Blinds‘ Vendor Alliance who were honored at the 2011 Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Product Awards. Ask your local Budget Blinds franchisee about how to get these winners in your home!

The 2011 WCMA Product Awards, the annual competition showcasing the window coverings industry’s best products and merchandising programs, were announced at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 27, 2011. The winning products, selected for their technical achievements, style concepts and overall designs, were toasted at a reception held in conjunction with Vision 11 (International Window Coverings Expo).

Drapery Hardware

Best New Style Concept

Decorative Crystal Finials: Bohemia Collection & KBlair Finials

Orion Ornamental Iron, Inc.

 

Best New Style Concept

Honorable Mention

Tuscany Traversing

Orion Ornamental Iron, Inc.

 

Green Products – Sustainability

Honorable Mention – Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

Wood Green Product Sustainability Story

 

Springs Window Fashions

Green Products – Energy Efficiency

Best New Technical Innovation

WireFree™ Solar Pack

 

Somfy Systems, Inc.

Horizontal Blinds

Best New Technical Innovation

Honorable Mention

Aluminum Horizontal Inverted Slat

Springs Window Fashions

Motorization

Best New Technical Innovation

Telis 6 Chronis RTS

Somfy Systems, Inc.

Roman, Roller and Pleated Shades

Best New Technical Innovation (tie)

SmartPull

Springs Window Fashions

Specialty Applications

Best New Technical Innovation

Tuscany Traversing with Bent or Curved Applications

Orion Ornamental Iron, Inc.