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PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2015) - Dow Chemical, a global provider of chemical products and services and Northwest Analytics were recognized for their technology leadership and creative collaboration when they were announced as winners of a 2015 Golden Mousetrap Award by Design News.

Northwest Analytics was singled out for their leading enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution, NWA Focus EMI®, enabling The Dow Chemical Company to deliver complete data-source integration, and real-time process analytics and NWA Focus EMI across production plants and operations.

"In an increasingly competitive market segment, Northwest Analytics is pleased to have our technology innovation, industry leadership, and customer value acknowledged by Design News," said Northwest Analytics Vice President of Marketing Peter Guilfoyle. "The recognition of NWA's efforts to increase the competitiveness and productivity of manufacturing leaders like The Dow Chemical Company through the use of real-time process analytics is very gratifying. We appreciate Dow Chemical's collaboration on the development of this product." 

"The Dow Chemical Company continually strives to lead the industry in harnessing our data through technology to deliver value to the organization," noted Lloyd Colegrove, director of data services and fundamental problem solving for The Dow Chemical Company. "By using NWA Focus EMI to aggregate and access data from disparate manufacturing data sources with real-time analytics, we are now able to anticipate and address potential issues before they impact final product quality and delivering significant annual plant savings in each plant where implementation has taken place."

Sponsored by UBM Canon, the Golden Mousetrap award recognizes products and people leading the continued revitalization of North American design, engineering, and manufacturing. Award winners were selected from hundreds of entrants and were recently honored at a ceremony, in Anaheim, California.

About The Dow Chemical Company
Dow is as an integrated science and technology company with the scale and expertise to address global trends and create differentiated solutions for customers and society. Through the Company's diversified, market-driven portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses, Dow continues to deliver a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. For more information, visit

About Northwest Analytics, Inc.
Northwest Analytics, Inc. is a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence and SPC software solutions for manufacturers. NWA delivers real-time manufacturing analytics and visibility, SPC charting and enterprise reporting to 35% of the Forbes 1000 manufacturers and more than 5,000 manufacturing customers worldwide. NWA has focused exclusively on manufacturing for more than 25 years, providing a powerful, easy-to-use suite of manufacturing intelligence and SPC solutions that emphasize enterprise-wide integration, analysis and visibility. NWA is the partner-of-choice when it comes to helping its customers increase operating efficiencies and throughput, while delivering a fast and effective ROI. For more information, visit


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