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TechPoint’s Mira awards program is considered a critical function of growing entrepreneurship and advancing Indiana’s tech sector. The organization embraces the idea that identifying excellence and innovation is essential to sparking more growth. The Mira Awards celebrate the state’s top tech firms, as well as educators, institutions and other high-tech leaders, and highlights their success stories. This year, 122 technology companies, organizations and individuals entered the competition, which helped make it the largest class of nominees and finalists in the program’s 13-year history.

POLARIS Laboratories® received this award atTechPoint’s 13th annual Mira Awards Gala, an event known as “Indiana’s Technology Oscars.” The “Corporate IT Excellence & Innovation” award criteria was based on the organization’s ability to create a flexible, proprietary technology to accommodate rapidly evolving global business demands. POLARIS Laboratories’® HORIZON® 4.0 software application is the fluid analysis industry’s most advanced online maintenance management tool, offering customers the information they need to make critical maintenance recommendations.

HORIZON® 4.0 was developed in-house following a comprehensive needs assessment analysis. The redeveloped version of the program offers a multitude of new features and benefits. It also offers an opportunity to expand into the global marketplace that is growing much faster than the U.S. market. HORIZON® 4.0 is faster, more intuitive / user friendly and has been translated into Dutch, French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. It provides the user with access to a host of sophisticated management reports allowing users to make real-time, informed decisions. In addition, HORIZON® 4.0 was developed to allow it to be branded with the style sheets of 85+ Private Label Programs offered by POLARIS Laboratories® for major companies located around the world.

HORIZON® 4.0 helps POLARIS Laboratories’® customers make the critical decisions that improve profitability by extending the life of their fluids (oil, fuel and coolant) and the life of their equipment. In addition to helping customers improve profitability, HORIZON® 4.0 is also helping the environment by reducing waste through the extension of fluids and equipment life. Customers have embraced the new program and continue to express their satisfaction with HORIZON® 4.0.

Bryan Debshaw, POLARIS Laboratories’® CEO, stated, “While our company has long been recognized for its highly accurate ISO 17025 A2LA accredited testing facilities, receiving the Mira award provides an opportunity to recognize the innovative information technology solutions that have been driving POLARIS Laboratories’® growth for the past 13 years.”

POLARIS Laboratories® is headquartered in the United States in Indianapolis, IN. Its North American laboratories are located in Houston, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Atlanta, GA and Edmonton, AB, Canada. Each facility is ISO 17025 A2LA accredited, which is the highest level of quality attainable by a testing laboratory, and is backed by the most stringent accrediting body in the industry. A Guatemala facility also operates according to the requirements of the POLARIS Laboratories® Quality System.

POLARIS Laboratories® offers testing for lubricants, fuels and coolants for maintenance and reliability purposes. The company helps reduce maintenance costs and unscheduled downtime, and prevents equipment failure to improve profitability and efficiency. POLARIS Laboratories® provides critical information which can be turned into actionable maintenance decisions to global customers in the transportation, oil & gas, mining, construction, and power generation industries.

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