Badger Meter Receives Eureka Award for Innovation and Product Development
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May 10, 2013
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The Business Journal applauds company’s inventions in water and industrial markets
MILWAUKEE – Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI) was recognized today with The (Milwaukee) Business Journal’s Eureka Award in the Manufacturing category for its new product development in water and industrial markets. Since introducing the first frost-proof water meters in 1905, Badger Meter has been a pioneer in the development of flow measurement and control products. The company holds more than 60 active patents and operates an advanced research and development facility – the James O. Wright Innovation Center – at its Brown Deer, Wis. headquarters. Visit The Business Journal to learn more.
“With a continuous focus on innovation in fluid measurement, we are honored to be among the first recipients of the Eureka Awards,” says Richard A. Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO. “Our product development efforts begin right here in our Innovation Center, one of the world’s largest cold water testing facilities.”
The 20,000-square-foot Innovation Center features 10 labs where engineers and scientists simulate unpredictable field conditions during the development and testing processes. The Hydro Lab is the largest testing area and focal point, featuring 21 stainless steel tanks with capacities between 12 and 12,000 gallons and a 125,000-gallon reservoir. In addition, because electronics play an important role in the company’s automated meter reading system portfolio, transmitters, receivers and radios are developed and tested in the Electronics Lab.
Every product released since the Innovation Center opened in 1999 has undergone rigorous testing and improvement processes there. A few examples include E-Series® Meters, Recordall® Compound Series Meters, Recordall® Fire Service Meters and components of the company’s Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) solution for water and gas utilities.
In their inaugural year, The Business Journal’s Eureka Awards honor creativity and innovation in business, education and the arts. Badger Meter is among 17 award winners selected from 85 entries.
About Badger Meter
As an innovator in flow measurement and control products, Badger Meter serves water utilities, municipalities, commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring water, oil, chemicals and other fluids, Badger Meter products are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability, and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit www.badgermeter.com.