The jury justified this success as follows: "Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH - the Vorarlberg-based specialist for vibration isolation - allows the New York City metro to glide quietly along with elastic suspension of the track and installed the largest full-surface foundation support in the USA to date in a public school. One of the renowned reference projects is the vibration decoupling of the 130 m high 'Rushmore' building in NYC, which led to a considerable increase in the quality of living and working in the skyscraper built over a railway tunnel. Getzner solutions are increasingly used in the USA in the construction, railway and industrial sectors".
"The USABizAward brings the extraordinary and innovative to the red carpet and into the media spotlight. In many cases, these niche world champions are hardly known in Austria," says Rudolf Thaler, Austrian delegate for economic affairs in Los Angeles.