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HANDY Unveils 2012 Innovation Award Winners

Sep 27, 2012

Minnetonka, MN — HANDY is proud to announce its 2012 Innovation Award winners. Now in its 12th year, the HANDY Innovation Award program is known for honoring products that showcase initiative, creativity, invention, reinvention and eco-innovation. 

This year’s champions receive elegant trophies; honorable-mention winners receive award plaques; and members of the Handyman Club of America will vote for three products to receive Members’ Choice recognition. All products will be prominently featured in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of HANDY Magazine, as well as mentioned in the HANDY TOOLBOX e-newsletter, at and on the Handyman Club of America Facebook page. 

And the winners are ...
>Black & Decker Gyro
>Bosch GSL 2 Surface Laser
>Briggs & Stratton Amplifi
>Crescent Code Red line of renovation
and demolition tools
>Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710
>General Tools & Instruments iBorescope
>Ridgid Roofing Cutter
>Rockler 3-Piece Silicone Glue Application Kit
>Toro Xtra Smart Precision Soil Moisture Sensor
>Werner Compact Aluminum Extension Ladder

Those that earned honorable mention:
>Black & Decker paint sprayers with QuickClean
>DAP 3.0 sealant line
>Fiskars Cut-and-Grab Lopper
>Kreg Tool Rip-Cut Circular Saw Guide
>Krylon Rust Protector
>Lee Valley Pipe Vise
>Moen Twist Showerhead
>Multiplaz 3500
>Rockler Mixing Mate
>Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain
>Sani Seal Toilet Gasket
>Thomas & Betts Corp. Catamount Twist Tail Cable Ties
>Universal Arch Kit
>Vu1 Corp. R30 ESL bulb 

While this year’s winners are basking, HANDY editors will be scouting out next year’s contenders. Watch for the 2013 HANDY Innovation Award nominees, which will be featured in the magazine and online throughout the coming year.

HANDY and the Handyman Club of America represent the core of America’s home-improvement experts: the consumers who are always remodeling or improving their homes, woodworkers who spend weekends in their workshops and guys and gals who are as good with metal and machines as they are with maple and moldings. HANDY also reaches many building-trades contractors who are experts in their fields and opinion leaders among their peers. Their influence on others extends far beyond HANDY’s guaranteed 525,000 subscribers and 1.9 million total readers. 

Grayle Howlett
(646) 862-3915
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Larry Okrend
HANDY Editor in Chief
(952) 988-7294
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Jenny Stanley
HANDY Senior Editor
(952) 352-7562
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