Thomas Products Division”s 1420 Series miniature diaphragm compressor and vacuum pump received the Innovation Award of the InitiativeMid-Sized Companies in the medical category.The Initiative innovation award recognizes companies that present the most innovative products formedium-sized businesses. Designed primarily formedical applications, the 1420  Series achieves higher flows thanconventional standard diaphragm pumps of the same physical size. Manufacturedin Puccheim, Germany, the 1420 Series was also recognized forefficiency, quiet operation, modular construction, and overall design.