2021 NECA Showstopper Winners Announced

By Colleen Beaty | Oct 15, 2021
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The 25 winners of the NECA Showstopper Awards were announced on Sunday, Oct. 10.

The annual Showstopper Showcase at the NECA Convention and Trade Show highlights products and services recently introduced to the market. Open one hour before the trade show, the Showcase gives attendees a chance to explore the newest products available, while a panel of expert judges determined the winners based on a variety of factors. The entries, from small manufacturers to large corporations, were diverse and innovative.

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While more than 200 products were submitted to the Showcase, only 25 could actually win. These winners are listed in alphabetical order below and will be featured in the January 2022 issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.

3M - Warning Tape 7900 series for underground utilities    

Engineered to reduce the risk of digging near underground utility lines by providing visual verification powered by our Electronic Marking System (EMS) technology.

ABB - Safety Switches with Extra-Large Viewing Window    

Easily verify open contacts at a glance with the largest viewing window on the market.

American Conduit - PullEase EMT    

New PullEase aluminum EMT with patented ridge design makes pulling wire simple. No lubrication required.

American Polywater Corp. - PGKD Modular Seal     

The only modular seal that visually lets you know when your seal is properly tightened. These are no loose parts. Offers stainless steel 316 hardware and is watertight up to 72.50 PSI.

Arlington Industries - NonMetallic Hole Cover Kits  

Arlington's non-metallic hole cover kits offer the fastest way to cover a hole and comply with OSHA Standard 1910.28(b)(3)(i)(A) on a multistory building site.

Brady Corp. - BradyGrip Print-on Hook Material ft. Velcro Hook     

Quickly apply, reposition and remove labels to effectively identify cable and wire bundles.

Buckingham Manufacturing - The Rhino by Buckingham Buck-It Rail System

Introducing the first and only customizable aerial lift tool storage/organization system.

Current Tools Inc. - Reel Cage           

Store, dispense and transport up to 16 reels of wire directly from the cage.

DeWalt - 20V/60V MAX 15.0AH DeWalt Flexvolt Battery    

DeWalt’s highest capacity 15AH Flexvolt battery, compatible with 20V, 60V and 120V DeWalt products.

Enespro, PPE - Enespro AirLite 40-cal. VLF Hood with Dual Fans     

40-cal. vented lift-front hood with dual fans and large arc vent dramatically increases airflow.

Ferret Tools - Ferret Plus       

Wireless inspection camera and cable-pulling tool with onboard memory, voltage detector and variable-focus lens.

Fluke Corp. - Fluke FEV100    

The Fluke FEV100 tests the safety and performance of level 1 or level 2 electric vehicle AC charging stations.

Greenlee Tools Inc. - Greenlee Mobile Bending Table         

All-in-one bending solution that incorporates security, accessibility and mobility for easier and more productive conduit bending.

Hilti - EXO-O1 Overhead Exoskeleton

Exoskeleton helps relieve strain on shoulders and arms during overhead work, increasing safety and productivity.

iTOOLco - Cordless Cannon 6K          

Speed, versatility and performance are all yours with the Cordless Cannon 6K

L.H. Dottie Co. - Wall Twister

3/16-in. x 1¼-in. wall twister Kkit (available drive type: Phillips, square, hex/square or Phillips wafer).

Lakeland Industries - High-Performance Waffle Hoodie     

Uniquely designed, high-performance FR waffle hoodie with neck gaiter. Exclusively from Lakeland! Lakeland brings the incredibly popular waffle cut fabric to high-performance FR. Inherent, permanent moisture wicking technology.

Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. - Decora Smart Anywhere Dimmer and Switch Companion

Pair wirelessly with Decora Smart Wi-Fi 2nd-generation dimmers and switches to provide additional lighting control locations in the familiar Leviton Decora Smart aesthetic wherever needed. DAWDC/DAWSC.

McCormick Systems Inc. - McCormick Software, Version 15.0        

Estimating software for the electrical, plumbing and mechanical industries, featuring fully integrated change order management.

Milwaukee Tool - MX Fuel Rocket Tower Light/Charger      

Most portable and highest output battery-powered light on market. Set up in seconds.

Milwaukee Tool - Rechargeable 250L Penlight with Laser   

Penlight with laser pointer for faster inspection. USB charger and runtime up to 8 hours.

Orbit Industries Inc. - Pedestal Post

NEMA 3R listed raceways for switches and devices that serve power to rooftop equipment.

Rack-A-Tiers Mfg. Inc. - Circuit IQ - Power Mapping Kit 

Electrical panel power mapping service kit automates labeling and panel creation.

Schneider Electric Interactive - PowerPacT Molded Case Circuit Breaker   

Next generation of PowerPacT breakers. The intelligent and reliable multistandard-compliant range of molded-case circuit breakers delivering unrivaled reliability to power tomorrow. Performance, productivity and connectivity in one.

SP Products - Transition Coupling Inside to Inside PVC        

Inside to inside PVC coupling, joining both PVC conduits by not exceeding OD.

About The Author

Colleen Beaty

Senior Editor

Colleen Beaty is senior editor at ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine, where she has worked since 2020. She has been writing about topics such as outside line work, wildlife and habitat conservation for more than 18 years. In her role with ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, she primarily works with the editorial team to fine-tune stories for the magazines and curate content for She can also be found hosting ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR's webinars. She holds a BS in wildlife conservation from the University of Delaware.

Colleen is fueled by tea (especially chai), and can often be found cross-stitching or birding in her spare time (but not both at once).

Reach her on LinkedIn or at [email protected].





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