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09/09/2021

Products deemed ‘Golden Hammer’ worthy

These Golden Hammer Award winners bring innovation and value to the market.
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Golden Hammer Awards will be highlighted in the October issue of HBSDealer.

For decades, the Golden Hammer Awards have played a role in the home improvement industry, recognizing the best of the best of home improvement products.

The Golden program has evolved over the years – in the early 1980s, it even recognized the best of home center television commercials. Earlier in this century, giants of the industry were recognized with Golden Hammers in the “Retailer of the Year” category.

In 2019, the Golden Hammers roared back to life, establishing a system and criteria to identify products deserving of the title, thus reviving the best-of-the-best tradition.

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Among the winners: Trailhead Decking from Deckorators; Total Tape; and the Liteband LED headlamp.

HBSDealer’s editorial staff solicited nominations from across the industry for potential honorees and products that have been launched after May 31, 2020.

The following criteria were used to judge each entry:

• Innovation — features, technology, differentiation and benefits;

• Value — Including relative price, consumer relevance, and functional practicality;

• Shelf appeal — clarity of message, and overall desirability of the product within its category.

After careful deliberation… the following products were deemed “Golden Hammer” worthy.

• Total Tape construction adhesive
• Liteband ACTIV 520 LED Headlamp
• Metabo Pneumatic Nailer (NR3665DA)
• Daich Coatings Terrazzo
• CoverTrim
• Datacolor ColorReader EZ

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The Oatey Fix-it Repair Ring
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More winners: Owens Corning PINK Next Gen insulation; Arrow's Magnesium Hammer Tacker.

• Trailhead Decking
• Leviton 30W (6A) USB Outlet, Type-C with Power Delivery
• Tando Architectural Sill and Corners
• Shur-Line Lumi-Tech LED Pole Light
• Delta Toilet Paper Holder with Nightlight
• Trex Universal Fastener Installation Tool
• FrameFAST Structural Framing System
• CAMO Edgexmetal Clips
• Oatey Fix-it Repair Ring
• Steel Portable Shopbox
• AZEK Shingle Siding with PaintPro Technology
• Square Peak Smokeless Patio Fire Pit
• PPG ULTRALAST paint + primer
• Toughbuilt Scraper Utility Knife, plus 5 Blades
• Owens Corning PINK Next Gen Fiberglas insulation
• Arrow HT50Mg-4 Magnesium Hammer Tacker
• Goldblatt Bi-metal Folding Jab Saw
• DAP Ultra Clear Roof Waterproof Rubberized Sealant
• Feeney Awning Kits
• Advanced Screen Systems Patio Security Screen Door
• TimberTech Landmark Collection Decking

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Shur-Line Lumi-Tech LED Pole Light; PPG Ultralast; and the CAMO EdgeXmetal decking clip.

“It’s a great feeling to bring luster back to the Golden Hammer Awards and see the industry participate in the program,” said Ken Clark, editor in chief of Hardware & Building Supply Dealer. “And this year’s class of honorees are up to the task of delivering value and innovation worthy of the ‘Golden Hammer’ award.”

The 2021 Class of Golden Hammer Award winners will be highlighted in the upcoming October issue of HBSDealer.