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Link-Belt 145X3 and WAVES™ Win Design Awards

November 10th, 2014 (Lexington, KY)

LBX Company is proud to announce that the Link-Belt 145 X3 minimum swing radius hydraulic excavator and the Wide Angle View Enhancement System (WAVES) have both won the prestigious 2014 Good Design Award, Japan’s comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system, awarded by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The awards were presented to Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., a world-wide leader in construction equipment innovation and quality manufacturing based in Chiba, Japan. LBX Company is a subsidiary of SCM.

Link-Belt 145 X3 Spin Ace This is the fourth Good Design Award that SCM has received since 2008, when the Link-Belt 210X2 was honored. The latest award for the 145X3 is especially notable since it is the first time that a construction equipment product has been named to the Good Design Award “Best 100” list.

The Good Design Award has been the premier design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in this opportunity to enhance the industry or the quality of life through exceptional product design. The “G Mark” symbol has become a widely recognized mark representing good design. In 2014, a total of 3,601 designs were reviewed, among which the highest scoring 100 were named to the Good Design “Best 100.”

About LBX Company

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LBX Company LLC is the proud maker of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators, scrap/material handlers, demolition equipment and forestry equipment. These products are sold through a large independent dealer network located throughout North and Latin America. LBX’s subsidiary company, LBX do Brasil, distributes these products in Brazil.

LBX Company is a subsidiary of Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery, a world-wide leader in construction equipment innovation and quality manufacturing based in Chiba, Japan.

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