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Golden Hammer vendor winners unveiled in Vegas

Las Vegas -- Thirty-two home channel industry suppliers were recognized as Golden Hammer winners during a ceremony Wednesday in Las Vegas at the National Hardware Show.

The event also produced five vendor winners selected by the Golden Hammer retail committee in five retail disciplines. The Golden Hammer Committee Choice winners for 2011 are:

• Scotts Miracle-Gro, New Product Innovation;

• Irwin Tools, Inventory Management;

• Andersen, Serving the Pros;

• 3M, Category Management; and

• Weber Stephens, Quality Control.

The Home Channel News Golden Hammer Awards are based on an electronic balloting process that in 2011 generated a record number of votes for winners in 32 categories. The complete list of winners follows:

Hardware, tools and supplies

Cleaning Supplies – 3M

Electrical Supplies – Leviton

Fasteners – Midwest Fastener

Floor Care – Bonakemi

Hand Tools – Irwin

Gloves and Apparel – Wells Lamont

Home Security – First Alert

Paint Supplies & Tools – Purdy

Plumbing Supplies and Equipment – Fluidmaster

Power Tools – DeWalt

 Home decor

Decorative Hardware & Locksets – Kwikset

Decorative Lighting & Fixtures – Cooper Lighting

Fashion Fixtures – Kohler

Home Organization – Newell Rubbermaid

Major Appliances – Whirlpool

Paint Wall Treatments & Stains – Valspar

Small Appliances – KitchenAid

• LBM and durables

Bathroom Vanities & Procelain – Kohler

Building Materials – Quikrete

Insulation – Owens Corning

Caulking & Sealants – DAP

Doors – Clopay

Lumber & Plywood – Georgia Pacific

Windows – Anderson

• Outdoor living

Barbeque – Weber Stephens

Decorative Landscaping – Pavestone

Garden Accessories – Design House

Lawn & Garden Organics and Chemicals – Scotts

Lawn and Garden Tools & Irrigation – Ames True Temper

Outdoor Furniture – Palmetto Furniture

Outdoor Power Equipment – STIHL

Pools Supplies - ARCH

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