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Malco Products, SBC, Opens Nominations for 2021 HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year

February 05, 2021

Malco Products, SBC, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, American-made tools for the HVAC trade (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), has opened nominations for its 5th annual HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award program.

The HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding, experienced HVAC technicians who are dedicated to the industry and on-the-job safety, as well as giving back to their communities.

Five nation-wide winners will receive $1,000 worth of Malco tools of their choosing, and all qualifying trade professionals who submit an entry will receive a Malco cap and pair of gloves.

“We invite HVAC professionals to nominate themselves or a fellow technician for this year’s HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award. The past year has proven just how dedicated to safe, high-quality work and customer service the men and women in the HVAC industry are, and we are proud to recognize their efforts and community service,” said Malco president and COO Mardon Quandt.

Nomination forms are available until Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Winners will be announced in September 2021.

As a strong supporter and advocate of careers in the trades, Malco donates significant quantities of in-kind products and apparel annually to a variety of skilled trade education programs, competitions and events across the country, including high school, post-secondary technical and apprenticeship programs, regional apprenticeship contests and SkillsUSA state and national conferences. Malco also coordinates the “Head of the Class” Student Recognition Program that partners with education programs across the country to recognize high-achieving students and entire graduating classes in the HVAC/sheet metal, building construction and autobody repair fields.

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About Malco Products, SBC

Malco Products, SBC, based in Annandale, Minnesota, with operations in DeWitt, Nebraska, is the nation’s leading manufacturer of high-quality, American-made specialty hand tools for the HVAC trade (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). Backed by more than 70 years of history, Malco also manufactures “tools of the trade” for professionals engaged in exterior remodeling (roofing, siding and gutter), fence, deck and rail installation and autobody repair and refinishing. These specialized tools are built to last, rigorously tested and backed by a lifetime warranty. Malco is proud to be employee-owned and a Specific Benefit Corporation in the state of Minnesota, a legal designation that indicates that a specific social benefit — employee ownership, keeping jobs local and strengthening communities — is the primary driver of Malco’s business decisions. Malco was named the 2018 Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. For more information about Malco Products, SBC, visit