At Cygnus Business Media, we held our annual "Awards of Excellence" reception yesterday in which top performers in sales, graphics and editorial were recognized. This is merely an opportunity for some pats on the back within our own company, but some of the editors from our Construction Equipment Owner's Group were recognized for their contributions to our several construction magazines. Because of this, I wanted to say congratulations to them and share with you those articles. If you may have missed them, I would recommend reading them as they are truly informational and valuable resources. 1st Place in the best Editor's Column category went to Greg Udelhofen and his "Immigration Reform--Yes!" column that appeared in the July 2006 issue of "Asphalt Contractor." Curt Bennink, our Senior Editor on "Equipment Today," won a pair of awards for articles he wrote in 2006. "CJ-4 Oil Meets Stringent Demands" won 2nd place for Best Product Coverage and "Optimize Earthmover Operations" won 2nd place for Best Technical/How to.