2015 Ergo Cup® Competition winners

The internationally recognized Ergo Cup® competition, sponsored by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina and Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University and presented by IIE, provides an exciting opportunity for companies to highlight their successful ergonomics solutions. The general theme across all Ergo Cup® categories is innovation.

  • The Ergo Cup® Award for Ergonomics Program Improvement Initiatives winner is Toyota TMMK, Georgetown, Ky. - "Hand Dominance Program: Breaking Old Habits."
  • The Ergo Cup® Award for Workplace Solutions I - Team-Driven Workplace Solutions winner is Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Ga. - "360° Clean."
  • The Ergo Cup® Award for Workplace Solutions I - Team-Driven Workplace Solutions (with Internal Competitions) winner is Manchester Tank and Equipment, Quincy, Ill. - "User-Friendly Threadless Coupling Vessel Hanger." Watch this video of a brief demonstration from the AEC 2015 Exhibit Hall.
  • The Ergo Cup® Award for Workplace Solutions II - Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions winner is General Dynamics Land Systems, Tallahassee, Fla. - "The 'Talla-Twister' for Heavy Gauge Wire Braiding."
  • The Ergo Cup® Award for Workplace Solutions II - Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions (with Internal Competitions) winner is Cummins Inc., Jamestown, N.Y. – "The Knight Knuckle."

Ergo Excellence Awards

In addition to the Ergo Cup®, five Ergo Excellence awards are bestowed. The Ergo Excellence awards are chosen by ballot of all conference attendees.

  • The Ergo Cup® Excellence Award for Presentation Quality was presented to Honda of South Carolina, Timmonsville, S.C. - "Coupler Compressor."
  • The Ergo Cup® Excellence Award for Innovation was presented to Gulfstream Aerospace from Appleton, Wis. - "Magnet Dispenser."
  • The Ergo Cup® Excellence Award for Cost Savings was presented to Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga, Tenn. – "Parts Delivery Rack Optimization."
  • The Ergo Cup® Excellence Award for Simplicity was presented to Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Ga. – ABS - Acoustic Blanket Stick."
  • The Ergo Cup® Excellence Award for Ergonomics Risk was presented to Honda of Canada Mfg., Alliston, Ontario, Canada – "Ergo Buggy: Balanced Tilting Cart for Part Presentation."
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