Energybank of Manitowoc—specializing in designing and manufacturing high performance led lighting with intergrated controls and devices—won the prestigious silver award in the lighting category at the 29th Annual Plant Engineering Awards ceremony earlier this month in Chicago. The local business was recognized for its newest led lighting platform “thinline”. Founder and CEO Neal Verfurth (vur ferth) says thinline combines a “sleek modern form factor with led technology that delivers maximum footcandles per watt consumed. He adds thinline features options in each fixture for adjusting light levels for individual user’s requirements and bi-level light output using existing branch circuit switching or wireless remote control for full range dimming. This is the second award for the local business from plant engineering which Verfurth says “validates what we mean by led done right.” The thinline family of LED has patent- pending elements developed in house at its Manitowoc plant on Custer Street.