Malco Tools, Inc. Wins ACHR News 2020 Dealer Design Awards

Malco Tools, Inc. one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, American-made tools for professional use, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 17th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine, the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. Malco’s 5/16-in. and 3/8-in. C-RHEX Drivers earned Gold recognition in the Hand Tools category.

“These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions,” said NEWS Publisher Mike Murphy.

The Malco team spent two years developing, designing and manufacturing the C-RHEX solution so the final product would be easy to clean and easy to switch between sizes, while also being durable and long-lasting. C-RHEX drivers do double-duty with “2-EZ Technology” that ensure 5/16-inch and 3/8-inch hex drives are always at-hand, while the driver shank remains installed in the drill chuck. The “Easy Clean Magnet” eliminates troublesome buildup of metal shavings in the hex tip for easy cleaning with the swipe of a glove or shop towel.

“Malco’s cleanable, reversible magnetic hex drivers were designed with HVAC professionals in mind, and we are proud to have this innovative product recognized by ACHR News,” said Mardon Quandt, Malco president and COO. “We embrace a culture of innovation at Malco by responding to the needs of technicians for new specializations and more customized products and services—and our C-RHEX drivers are a great example of that innovation.”

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 27, 2020, issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 32,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest.

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