Today’s Facility Manager Announces Winners of 2014 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

1401-readerschoice-logoTINTON FALLS, NJ – January 3, 2014 – Today’s Facility Manager, the leading publication for facility executives, has announced the winners of its 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. The list of companies receiving this year’s awards represents a wide range of the most dynamic manufacturers and service providers in the professional facilities marketplace—from access control to carpet, doors and locks, energy management services, furniture, flooring, lamps, and more.

“The January/February 2014 issue of Today’s Facility Manager (TFM) celebrates our 21st annual Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Susan Coene, Co-President of Group C Media Inc., parent company of TFM. “For over two decades, this program has recognized and celebrated first-class products, services, and solutions within the facility management community. To earn the recognition and respect of facility managers who spend much of their working lives purchasing products and services for their facilities is an impressive achievement, and we congratulate all our winners.”

Anne Cosgrove, Editor in Chief of TFM, said, “These annual awards provide a view into what products and services facility managers have found beneficial to their work in the preceding year. Considering the number of options available in the facilities marketplace, being voted as a Readers’ Choice Winner is a testament to what this year’s winning companies have to offer.”

To evaluate preferred suppliers, Today’s Facility Manager distributed links to an online survey to more than 25,000 of its subscribers via opt-in e-mail.

Following is a list of the results of Today’s Facility Manager’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards:

  1. Access Control: HID Corporation *
  2. ADA & Ergonomics: Wooster Products *
  3. Building Automation Systems: Johnson Controls, Inc. *
  4. Building Materials: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
  5. Cabling & Cable Management: Legrand/Wiremold *
  6. Carpet: Mannington Commercial *
  7. Carpet Fibers/Treatments: Invista/Antron *
  8. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV): Sony *
  9. Ceilings/Ceiling Tiles: Armstrong Commercial Ceilings *
  10. Cleaning/Maintenance Products: Kimberly-Clark Professional
  11. Conference Room Furniture & Equipment: Steelcase *
  12. Data Center Management: Schneider Electric *
  13. Doors/Door Hardware/Locks: Sargent (ASSA ABLOY)
  14. Elevators/Controls: ThyssenKrupp *
  15. Emergency Power: Generac
  16. Employee ID/Badge Printers: Digital Identification Solutions *
  17. Energy Management: Johnson Controls, Inc. *
  18. Facility Management Services: Staples Facility Solutions *
  19. Facility Management Software: Autodesk *
  20. Fire/Life Safety Products: SimplexGrinnell *
  21. Flooring: Armstrong Commercial Flooring *
  22. Furniture: Herman Miller
  23. Furniture – Refurbished: Davies Office Refurbishing *
  24. Furniture – Seating: Herman Miller *
  25. Furniture – Storage: The HON Company
  26. Groundskeeping/Facility Fleet: Cushman/EZ-GO
  27. HVAC/Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): Trane *
  28. Lamps and Bulbs: GE Lighting
  29. Lighting Controls: Lutron
  30. Office Technology/Communications: AT&T *
  31. Paint (Exterior and Interior): Benjamin Moore
  32. Paper Products (Cafeteria, Restroom): Georgia-Pacific Professional *
  33. Pest/Bird Control/Deterrents: TIE — Bird-X – and- Bird-B-Gone
  34. Plumbing/Faucets/Fixtures: Sloan Valve *
  35. Recycling Products: Air Cycle *
  36. Restroom Dispensers/Accessories: TIE — Georgia-Pacific Professional * –and- Kimberly-Clark Professional
  37. Roofing: Firestone Building Products
  38. Sealants & Coatings: 3M Industrial Materials *
  39. Security Systems: Honeywell Security
  40. Signage: APCO Signs *
  41. Sound Masking: Dynasound *
  42. Water Treatment/Purification: GE Water & Process Technologies *
  43. Window Films: Solar Gard *
  44. Windows: EFCO, a Pella Company *


Since 1988, Today’s Facility Manager has established itself as a leading media brand serving the facility management profession. Today’s Facility Manager is a one-stop source for information on quality operation, design and maintenance of facilities. Today’s Facility Manager magazine,, FacilityBlog, and e-Newsletters educate professionals who purchase products and services for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities.

* 2013 Winner