GLOUCESTER, Mass., May 23, 2011 — Popular Mechanics magazine has honored ITT Corporation's (NYSE: ITT) AquaCharge portable rechargeable water pump with an Editor's Choice Award at the 2011 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The magazine's Editor's Choice awards highlight a select group of products that demonstrate outstanding achievements in design and innovation. This year's winners were chosen by the Popular Mechanics home improvement team from among thousands of exhibitors. AquaCharge was one of only 12 products to be honored.
"When it comes to the 'Editor's Choice,' we look for value, innovation and a high degree of usefulness in the products that we select for this honor and AquaCharge more than meets those criteria on all counts," said Roy Berendsohn, senior home editor, Popular Mechanics. "Our 'Editor's Choice' award winners are more than gadgets. It's not enough to be just new or novel, the winners have to deliver substantial improvements or value relative to existing designs. We also consider all aspects of the product's industrial design: its shape, size, tactile surfaces, color, control features, ease of use, portability and aesthetic attractiveness. It's got to be the kind of tool, device or accessory that can help a homeowner or a contractor perform their work more productively, safely and with greater value relative to other competing products — and that's exactly what AquaCharge does."
With overflowing or leaking water as one of the most common causes of household damage, ITT's AquaCharge is a reliable and portable pump that provides a fast and effective solution for excess water removal. AquaCharge is compact, lightweight and ideal for a wide range of home, marine and recreational applications.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by a publication as prestigious as Popular Mechanics," said Keith Teichmann, director of innovative networks and marketing at ITT's Flow Control business. "This award is a true testament to the design credibility and innovation of the AquaCharge pump, and we truly appreciate the honor."
AquaCharge employs a low-voltage battery, which is fully submersible and can be used to pump fresh or salt water. The pump package includes a submersible pump, eight-foot hose, rechargeable battery, and charging station. AquaCharge can also connect to any standard garden hose and with a 200 gallon-per-charge pump capacity; it raises the standard in pump capabilities, efficiency and convenience. Visit www.aquachargepump.com for more information.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion. www.itt.com.
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