HUNTSVILLE, ALLINE-X Protective Coatings is again the proud recipient of a Frost & Sullivan industry honor, this year winning the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award in the North American Market for Constructive Protective Coatings.

With more than 50 years in business assessment and product evaluation programming, Frost & Sullivan is well-known as a prestigious corporate consultancy. Frost & Sullivan awards are based on independent, primary analyst research conducted by 1,800 analysts and researchers across a multitude of industries and markets, from business development, marketing services, product consultants, engineers and more. This distinguished award strives to highlight the most outstanding achievements in innovation and customer service, and as LINE-X has many times before, and again this year, far exceeded all expectations. With many criterions for evaluation, LINE-X Protective Coatings was assessed in three specific categories: investors, customers and employees, with respect to corporate standing, analysis of the LINE-X product line and range, size of customer base, customer value and market share. With over 500 locations in 46 countries, LINE-X has quickly become a well-known and recognized international brand.

"We are extremely excited to be honored with the Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award," said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. "At LINE-X we strive to consistently remain a leader in the protective coatings industry by providing our customers with informed and professional service, industry leading products and the utmost in consumer satisfaction. This award proves that our hard work has not gone unnoticed and we're excited to share this honor with both our franchisees and consumers."

The LINE-X product line offers a multitude of application opportunities from their well-known bedliner vehicle protection to residential flooring, with endless industrial and commercial applications, and even niche functions in military and homeland defense coatings. With the recent introductions of ASPART-X Flooring Systems and LINE-X PREMIUM, the company is quickly expanding and growing their market share in many product application areas.

Not only has LINE-X exceeded all the benchmarks required to win the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award, but through their established franchisee model, LINE-X follows stringent Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, training and other necessary industry standards. With dedication to the protective coatings industry, LINE-X continues to lead the market in product engineering and development while maintaining a widely successful and well-established franchisee network. For information on owning a LINE-X franchise, visit