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Product-driven: Awards recognize innovation

Successful retailers describe the Five Ps -- people, promotion, price, product and place, price -- as keys to growth. And the National Hardware Show delivered on most of them -- particularly product.

Awards programs at the National Hardware Show helped make innovation and improvements easy to spot -- from big brands to new players.

The Home Channel News Golden Hammer Awards ceremony held Wednesday morning at the show recognized the following companies, which were selected by a peer-voting process with ballots distributed to retailers before the event: 

• Cleaning Supplies – Simple Green

• Electrical Supplies – Leviton
• Fasteners – Midwest Fastener

• Floor Care – Bona Kemi

• Hand Tools – Stanley

• Gloves and Apparel – Wells Lamont
• Home Security – First Alert

• Paint Supplies & Tools – Hyde
• Plumbing Supplies and Equipment – Fluidmaster

• Power Tools – DeWalt
• Decorative Hardware & Locksets – Schlage
• Decorative Lighting & Fixtures – Design House
• Fashion Fixtures – Kohler
• Home Organization – Closetmaid

• Major Appliances – GE

• Paint Wall Treatments & Stains – Benjamin Moore
• Small Appliances – GE
• Bath Vanities – Kohler
• Building Materials – Boise Cascade
• Insulation & Housewrap – DuPont
• Caulking & Sealants – DAP

• Doors – Masonite

• Lumber & Plywood – Weyerhaeuser

• Windows – Andersen
• Barbeque – Weber-Stephen
• Garden Accessories – Design House

 • Lawn & Garden Organics/Chemicals – Scotts

• Lawn and Garden Tools & Irrigation – Ames True Temper
• Outdoor Power Equipment – STIHL
• Pool Supplies - ARCH 


The North American Retail Hardware Association recognized 26 products during the Retailers' Choice Awards Ceremony Wednesday in Las Vegas. These products, which were selected for recognition by a panel of retailer, are representative of the innovation available on the market today. The winners were: 

• Jeweler in the Dishwasher
• Grip-On HandsFree Flashlight           
• Can Converter
• Tie Boss Pulley
• TabletTape
• Grip-On HandsFree Flashlight,
• BugLit Nite Ize
• Cleaning Glove, Quickly Clean
• General Tools’ Cordless Precision Engraver
• Smart Tool Organizer
• The Deck Demon
• U Socket Power Outlet
• Sentry 300 Gate Opener System
• Tie Downs, S-Line
• Apex Tool’s Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench
• Life+Gear Glow
• T-Roc Gloves        
• Hot Air Balloon Spinner
• Decorative Children's Trim
• LED Tape Lights
• Solar Power Charger
• Envirohold, Envirohold
• Roto Rooter Plunger
• Hot Spot Glove
• Multifunnel
• Paint Protector


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