This week Bullard received a Pro Tool Innovation Award for the GVX Blasting Respirator. Gathering a diverse team of judges, including contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals, the votes were counted for the most innovative construction and outdoor power equipment industry products in the world. Judging the 10th annual PTIA Awards exposed revealed an amazing array of truly innovative power and hand tools, tool accessories, fasteners, and other products submitted by many of the top manufacturers in the industry. Here’s what the Pro Tool Innovation Awards judges had to say about the GVX Blasting Respirator:

“Just because you need maximum protection doesn’t mean it has to be a miserable experience and Bullard has the respirator for you. The GVX Blasting Respirator not only protects you, its design includes elements such as the air connection, cheek pads, and suspension system that optimize the balance and weight distribution. Add in meaningful accessory compatibility and elements to keep your vision clear and you have a respirator that lets you concentrate on the job instead of what’s on your head.”

“Any product can undergo incremental changes. Pro Tool Innovation Award winners tend to buck trends and bring much more to the table,” said Kenny Koehler, editor-in-chief. “They really deserve the recognition they get. We feel that business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople can look to PTIA Award-winners to locate the products that can increase productivity, help them make more money, and increase safety on the jobsite.”

After countless hours of considering several hundred of the most innovative power tools, hand tools, fasteners, products, and accessories on the market, the PTIA judges eventually chose winners based on a combination of key factors. Products won based on their ability to demonstrate either innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements, advancements in jobsite safety, or above-average value. The 2022 Pro Tool Innovation Award winners represent the companies and products driving progress and advancement in the construction, landscaping, and manufacturing industries. They deserve recognition for having best-in-class products that truly drive the industry forward.

This year, 99 different manufacturers and brands submitted over 465 products in dozens of categories for a chance to take home a 2022 Pro Tool Innovation Award.

“It’s hard to believe this is our 10th year hosting the PTIA Awards. Each year we continue seeing more and more innovation from both large and small companies that manufacture tools, accessories, fasteners, and other products you might find on construction sites, on a landscape professional’s trailer, or simply around the home,” said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “The constant striving we see from manufacturers and product managers who seek to innovate each and every year is quite humbling.”

2022 saw the leaders in innovation continuing to make great strides in battery-powered technology as more gas products in particular migrated to battery power. Many of the latest award-winning products showed a high increase in efficiency, bolstered safety, and/or increased jobsite productivity. The PTIA Awards continue to serve as a popular place for professionals and consumers looking for never-before-seen products that push the boundaries.

About Bullard

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems that are marketed worldwide. The U.S.-based company is a fifth-generation family-owned enterprise, highly respected for its invention of the hard hat in 1919. Today, Bullard’s product lines include hard hats, thermal imagers, firefighter and rescue helmets, supplied air respirators, powered air-purifying respirators, and air quality equipment.

Bullard products are available around the globe, with subsidiaries based out of Germany and Singapore.

More information about Bullard is available here.

About the Pro Tool Innovation Awards

The annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) began in 2013 and are judged by a panel of professional tradesmen and trade media representatives in the electrical, plumbing, MRO, and concrete fields as well as landscaping professionals, general contractors, mechanics, and builders. The Pro Tool Innovation Awards seek to discover and recognize the most innovative tools, accessories, and products across a wide variety of industries and categories. Learn more at www.protoolinnovationawards.com.

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