Announces the Essex Crane Rental Company Wins Telerik Sitefinity 2015 Website of the Year Award's Work With Essex Crane Rental Company Honored for the Best in Website Creativity, Design, User Experience, Functionality and Overall Presentation

DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwired - April 06, 2016) - today announced that the Essex Crane Company website,, designed and built by has been named a 2015 Telerik® Sitefinity™ Website of the Year winner in the construction category. Since its inception in 2011, the Website of the Year awards have been recognizing Telerik Sitefinity-powered websites for creativity, design, user experience, functionality and overall website presentation.

Essex Crane Rental Corporation was in need of a new, easy to use website that would help the company better represent their products and with over 300,000 replacement parts available, they needed a robust platform with a strong website search. When faced with this challenge, Essex contacted and using Telerik Sitefinity along with Hawk Search, Essex Crane now has the ability to continue to grow their parts database without any further limitations.

"On behalf of Progress, I would like to congratulate on this incredible achievement," said Svetozar Georgiev, Senior Vice President of Application Platforms, Progress. "While the Sitefinity platform is trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide to create and optimize customer experiences across digital channels, these awards honor the progressive companies that are truly setting the pace for others,"

Telerik, a Progress company, reviewed more than 50 nominations across 18 categories: Intranet, Ecommerce, Multisite, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverages, Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Education, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Associations, Non-Profit, Services, Sports & Entertainment, Tourism & Hospitality and Graphic Design. Each category had three finalists and one website was selected as the winner through public voting. Close to 8,000 people participated in the voting process this year.

"For over 50 years Essex Crane has provided the construction industry with dedication and superior expertise in lifting solutions. is proud to have produced this award-winning online presence that clearly conveys the high quality and value associated with Essex Crane," said Mike Svanascini, President of

More information about the contest and the winners is available on the "Website of the Year" page.

About Progress

Progress (: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at or 1-781-280-4000.