Malco’s 2023 in Review: New Products, Awards, and Trade Pro Support and Giving Back

28th December 2023 • Categories: Malco Company

As we look ahead to 2024, we want to take a moment to reflect on a transformative year. The past twelve months have been marked by introducing new products, expanded product lines, and awards reinforcing our commitment to high-quality tools and our steadfast commitment to supporting Trade Pros and our local community.

Thank you to the incredible team, community, and networks that made it all possible!

Malco’s 2023 Awards

We’re proud to have received multiple accolades for our commitment to design and innovation, which we strive to embody in all our tools.

ACHR News Magazine Dealer Design Award

One of the year’s standout moments was receiving the prestigious ACHR News Magazine Dealer Design Award for our Andy™ Offset Snips. This recognition affirms our dedication to producing tools that meet and exceed industry standards. We are grateful that this tool bag staple continues to be held in such high esteem, and the iterations of the iconic tool continue to be so popular! Read more

2023 Pro Tool Innovation Awards

Another honor was being presented with the 2023 Pro Tool Innovation Award for both our Adjustable Siding Gauge (SGA) in the Spacers category and the Andy™ Offset Snips in the Hand Tools – Cutting category. This award underscores our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation within the tool industry. Discover more

Roofing Magazine

We’re thrilled to share that Metal Benders by Malco was named one of the top most innovative products of the year by Roofing Magazine. Check out the full writeup here

Malco’s Trade Pro Recognition Programs

Malco’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating excellence extends to the Trade Pros who rely on our tools to get the job done. As strong supporters of careers in the trades, we expanded our recognition programs and launched new contests to honor the great work in the field.

Building Exterior Pro Contest

This year, we launched the Building Exterior Pro of the Year Contest, highlighting Building Exterior Pros who demonstrate exceptional skill and expertise in their craft, a commitment to safety, and dedication to giving back to their communities. See the 2023 winners

Nominations are now open for 2024! Nominate someone who is an expert in their field, shows a strong commitment to their community, and values safety at every stage. Submit your nomination here

New Product Ideas Contest

We also launched the New Product Ideas Contest to hear directly from active Trade Pros and empower the next generation of tool inventors. We are excited to announce the winners soon! Learn more

Malco’s Counterperson of the Year Contest

Recognizing the backbone of the industry, Malco celebrated an outstanding counterperson through a dedicated contest. The contest not only honored their contributions but also showcased the vital role they play in the success of the trade. Winner announcement

HVAC Trade Pro Winners

Malco proudly hosted the 2023 HVAC Trade Pro of the Year contest, where people around the country nominated inspiring HVAC techs who are making a difference in the industry. Meet the 2023 winners

Supporting the Trades

At Malco, we strongly believe in the importance of supporting and nurturing the next generation of tradespeople, and did so in 2023 through our signature Head of the Class program, and partnering with SkillsUSA.

Head of the Class

Every year since 2005, we recognize outstanding students graduating from career education programs with our Head of Class Program. Each student receives “Head of the Class” honors and tool prizes, and their entire class gets some SWAG. Through this program, we continue to serve schools annually to ensure we’re at the forefront of skill development.


We were pleased to be able to attend the 2023 SkillsUSA TECHSPO, where we proudly supported and participated in showcasing the importance of skill development and ongoing education within the trades. Read more

Giving Back Locally

We care deeply about the communities we’re a part of and are always eager to get involved with deserving organizations in the areas around our headquarters in Annandale, Minnesota. Together, our team raised, collected, and donated:

  • 272 pounds of food donations for the Annandale and Kimball food shelves
  • Donated office supplies to the Veteran Resource & Enrichment Center in St. Cloud
  • $1,200 for the Wounded Warrior Project, Lions Club, C.A.S.T. for Kids, and True Friends through our Pay It Forward campaign
  • Provided free trees to associates to plant in honor of Arbor Day
  • Raised $4,100+ during Local Cause Week for the 180 Degrees Youth Shelter
  • 592 pieces of winter clothing for Project Stand Down in St. Cloud
  • Thousands of dollars of in-kind products to deserving organizations and hundreds of hours of volunteer time!

New Products

One of the year’s highlights was how many new, top-of-the-line products we launched in the HVAC space, and expanding our offerings for the RSG industry.

Metal Roofing Benders

Our new modular metal benders, Metal Benders by Malco, were the first product launched in our new line of roofing tools, which have been a hit in the metal roofing field. We have since expanded the line to include 2-Station Benders, Disc Benders, and Power-Assisted Seamers and Cutters. See the line

“Gold Standard” Hole Cutter with Impact Rated Cutter Bits

We’re thrilled to raise the bar by introducing gold-standard hole cutters featuring impact-rated cutter bits. Explore the cutter and cutter bits

C-RHEX Building Construction Series is now in more sizes!

Expanding our best-selling C-RHEX drivers, we now have even more versatility for various applications in the field with the Building Construction Series. See the enhancements

Andy™ Snips (MC12L)

Our latest addition to the fan-favorite Andy™ Snips line, Andy Offset Snips, has been launched to provide Trade Pros with superior material flow, ease of use, and comfortability for long-term use. Explore the benefits

Thank you to everyone who has been part of our journey in 2023. Your support, dedication, and partnership have all played a pivotal role in making this year so memorable. As we eagerly anticipate an even more exciting 2024, we wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season. Stay tuned for more innovations, success stories, and collaborative endeavors in the coming year!