VAL-CO®’s Horizon® Whole House Controller Wins the ASABE AE50 Award – Deemed One of the Year’s Most Innovative Products

St. Joseph, MI, USA – November 25, 2013 – The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently announced that VAL-CO has won an AE50 award.

VAL-CO developed the Horizon Whole House Control, deemed one of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The Horizon will be featured in the January/February 2014 special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.

Sean Francey, VAL-CO Product Manager, was very pleased and honored to receive this award. Mr. Francey stated, “For me, it was a validation that our new controller truly is easy to use, yet provides the functionality that producers require and demand, including the ability to control and monitor anytime and anywhere via the Internet.” 

Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.

The AE50 awards program is sponsored by Resource to emphasize the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.

Resource, a magazine geared to agricultural, biological and food system engineers worldwide, is produced at ASABE headquarters in St. Joseph, Michigan. The publication is read by thousands involved in the agricultural, food and biological industries.