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Chicago-based Industrial Safety Company Named IWLA Innovator


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Chicago-based Industrial Safety Company Named IWLA Innovator

April 7, 2016 (DES PLAINES, Ill.) –IWLA, the resource for warehouse logistics, congratulates Castell Interlocks, winner of the 2016 IWLA Innovation Contest. Attendees of the 125th International Warehouse Logistics Association Convention & Expo in Orlando, Fla., chose the company as one of two 2016 winners. Castell Interlocks received the award during the March 15 Anniversary Celebration Gala.

IWLA convention attendees, owners and operators of North America’s third-party warehouse logistics companies, voted for the winners among 60 exhibitors. IWLA members store, handle materials, and fulfill for shippers and retailers of all kinds. Their warehouses are innovative and require innovative products to deliver for customers.

Attendees cited Castell's SALVO dock safety system as an especially useful product: It prevents drive-aways during loading/unloading by interlocking the trailer's air brakes with the dock door. This ensures that a trailer cannot depart until loading has finished and the dock door closed and locked. Visit for more information. SALVO loading dock safety "eliminates human error.”

“Warehouse logistics organizations are constantly evolving their services to meet client needs. In order to do this, they need to partner with vendors whose tools allow them to grow in new directions and expand their product offerings,” says IWLA Chairman Mark DeFabis, CEO, Integrated Distribution Systems, Inc., based in Plainfield, Ind. DeFabis oversaw the 2016 event as chairman of the IWLA Convention Planning Committee.

IWLA members also recognized LED lighting provider Foreverlamp for its innovation.

The 2017 IWLA Innovation Contest is open to all convention exhibitors. Prizes will be awarded March 21 during the association’s 126th Convention & Expo in Palm Springs, Calif. Find out more at

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About IWLA: Since 1891, the International Warehouse Logistics Association has been the resource for warehouse logistics, advocacy, and education. For more information, visit IWLA, formerly the American Warehouse Association, serves nearly 500 corporate members representing 3,000 warehousing locations.

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