Want to be the Next Tool Inventor?

3rd May 2023 • Categories: Malco Company

Malco's new product idea contestIf you’ve always dreamed of inventing your own tool, or if you’re constantly thinking about how it would be great to combine this piece and that part, now’s your chance to make it happen and be an inventor by entering Malco’s New Product Idea Contest!

One of the great parts of being a Malco team member is the time we get to spend chatting with trade professionals and distributors about our tools and the ways they make building and HVAC projects easier, safer and higher quality. Often times these discussions lead to talk of innovation – ideas on ways to improve current products or brand-new tool designs.

So it seemed like a natural fit for us to unite product ideas that come in from the field, with a contest that ties into our longstanding commitment to innovation. And as some of you might already know, here at Malco, we believe that nothing beats a little friendly competition between passionate trade pros. We also believe that if you take the time to send us an idea, you should be celebrated! That’s why we’re rewarding everyone who enters the contest.

Read on to learn more about how to enter, what you’ll win and what the grand prizes are. Happy inventing!

Share Your Ideas and Receive Free Malco Merchandise

Last week, we officially announced our first-ever New Product Idea Contest. We want to hear about your wildest dreams and craziest ideas. We also want to hear about any product and process improvement ideas you have!

Got an idea about how to improve our C-RHEX Sawtooth? Send it in! Been thinking about a tweak to our TurboShears? Share it! Want to improve our #1 rated hex style Zip-In sheet metal screws? Good luck – we already think these are perfect as-is! 😉

All kidding aside, we’re excited to see the innovative new product or process ideas and product extensions and modifications that you send in.

What Every Entrant Receives

Win a prize just by submitting

Even if you’re not the next Thomas Edison, doesn’t mean you’re not a winner! Just by sending in an idea you’ll receive free Malco merch! Every entrant will receive a Malco hat, a Malco tumbler and a catalog.

Win a Chance to Work with Malco’s Product Team and VIP treatment at an Industry Event

If your idea ends up on top, you’ll have the chance to work with Malco’s product development team to define your product concept and participate in the creation of a new product for the building construction trades. You’ll also receive VIP treatment at an industry trade show, including airfare and hotel expenses.

And, the contest runner-up will receive $500 worth of Malco tools!

To be eligible, all new product ideas must be submitted to Malco by June 30, 2023.

Legacy of Innovation

“This year is all about new product innovation here at Malco,” said Rich Benninghoff, Malco’s president and CEO. “We’ve always used feedback from the field to inform our product development pipeline and this contest has us excited about the ideas we’ll receive and gives us a format to celebrate and recognize the innovation within our industry.”

For full contest details and to submit an idea, click here.