Victaulic Wins Gold and Bronze 2019 CSE Product of the Year Awards


Victaulic Wins Gold and Bronze 2019 CSE Product of the Year Awards

Originally Posted on April 12, 2019
Updated on September 12, 2019

Two Victaulic innovations won gold and bronze awards in the 2019 CSE Product of the Year (POY) contest – the Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling and Grooved Sprinklers, and the QuickVicTM SD Installation-ReadyTM System!

The 2019 CSE POY Awards highlight top-of-the-line products that demonstrate a high level of quality and efficiency across the fire safety, electrical and plumbing markets. CSE magazine subscribers were able to vote for their favorite 2019 CSE POY finalists and choose the winners.


Victaulic’s 2019 CSE Product of the Year winners:


GOLD AWARD: Victaulic Firelock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling and Grooved Sprinkler

Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification Category

The FireLock IGS Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling and line of FireLock IGS grooved sprinklers, won gold in the 2019 CSE Product of the Year awards’ Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification category. The line was voted by customers as the best of its kind for ease of installation and cost efficiency. The Style V9 is the industry’s first Installation-Ready sprinkler that is UL-Listed and FM-approved. With no loose parts or preparations to be made before installation, the coupling and sprinkler are ready to be placed right into the system, saving time and money spent on the preparation process. Utilizing a mechanical joint in place of threading reduces the risk of improper installation as well as the manpower needed wrench heads, making this Installation-Ready piece a consistent success.

Read the full press release here.



BRONZE AWARD: QuickVic™ SD Installation-Ready™ System

HVAC Systems & Equipment The Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling and Grooved Sprinkler, and the QuickVic™ SD Installation-Ready™ System are 2019 CSE POY finalists

Victaulic’s QuickVic SD Installation-Ready System has won bronze in the 2019 CSE Product of the Year awards’ HVAC Systems & Equipment category. As the most efficient and economical solution to join ½ to 2” carbon steel pipe, this innovative technology installs up to four times faster compared to traditional joining methods and yields significant cost savings. And with the help of the PC3110 Cut & Mark Tool, pipe can be cut and marked quickly, and the knurled markings ensure proper insertion depth has been achieved. QuickVic SD products can also be readjusted and/or reinstalled in a maintenance or retrofit situation, without cutting away the entire joint.

Read the full press release here.


“Thank you to the CSE magazine subscribers for voting for Victaulic,” said Rick Bucher, Chief Operating Officer – Technology and Product Development. “Our goal is to produce innovative products and solutions that bring clear, differentiated value to our customers and uniquely solve complex industry problems. It is an honor to win a reader’s choice award in that it showcases that our customers value the system solutions that we bring to the industry.”

Last year, Victaulic took home gold, silver and bronze awards for its System Solution for CPVC Pipe, Victaulic Tools for RevitTM 2018 and the FireLockTM Innovative Groove System (IGSTM) for Small Diameter Hard-Pipe Solutions, respectively.


Victaulic is the leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. Engineered with confidence, our solutions put people to work faster, while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency.

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