Nine chosen for Best Products awards at DA/PRO Group conference

Distribution America and PRO Group, Inc. presented the following awards during the Executive Planning Conference, held Nov. 12-14 in Tucson, Ariz. 

Best New Product awards went to:

Electrical: Designer’s Edge – Rechargeable Work Light w/ 24 Hi-Intensity LEDs

Hand tools: Goldblatt Tools – Ram Rod Impact Tool w/ 1” Chisel Bit

Housewares/seasonal: Newell Rubbermaid – 32 Gallon Brute Trash Can w/ Lid

Hardware: Hampton Products – 15’ Retractable Tow Strap

Lawn & garden/pet: H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Co. – Ortho Spray Sense 2 Gallon Sprayer

Paint: Louisville Ladder, Inc. – DeWalt 6’ Fiberglass Stepladder

Plumbing: PlumbConnect International – 4’ Burst Alert Washing Machine Hose

Power tools: Deltran Corporation – Battery Tender Junior

Overall product award: Jack Link’s Beef Jerky – All American Big Dippers

Distribution America also named its Vendors of the Year:

Electrical: Coleman Cable, Inc.

Paint and paint sundries: 3M Co.

Hardware: Midwest Fastener

Hand and power tools: Irwin Tools/Lenox

Plumbing: Genova Products, Inc.

Lawn and garden: Hudson

2012 Soaring Eagle Vendor Partnership Award: Midwest Fastener

PRO Group, Inc. Key Suppliers of the Year:

Tools: Custom LeatherCraft Mfg. Co.

Plumbing: Genova Products, Inc.

Hardware: Master Lock Company

Paint sundries: DAP, Inc.

Electrical: Dorcy International, Inc.

Seasonal: Ames True Temper

Key Supplier of the Year: Coleman Cable, Inc.

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