Malco Products Recognizes Trade-Pro of the Year Award Winners

Malco Products, SBC, the nation’s leading manufacturer of high-quality, American-made tools for the HVAC trade (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), today announced the winners of its third-annual Trade-Pro of the Year Award program. The Trade-Pro of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding, experienced HVAC professionals who are dedicated to the industry and on-the-job safety, as well as their communities.

The program recognized five top HVAC contractors and technicians from across the U.S.:

Keith Palazzolo, self-employed HVAC contractor, Bay Shore, New York Fred Magers, owner of Magers Repair, Paxton, Illinois Gregory D. Burg, HVAC installer, J-Berd Mechanical Contractors, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota John Wilcox, lead HVAC technician, John Wilcox Plumbing and Heating, Pittsburgh Nicholas Yuschak, owner of Complete Comfort Heating and Cooling, Grand Blanc, Michigan


“We are delighted to recognize another group of elite HVAC contractors and technicians who continue to advance the industry’s reputation,” said Malco president and COO Mardon Quandt. “The 2019 Trade Pro of the Year winners are difference makers both on the job and in their local communities, and we commend them on their commitment to safety and providing top-quality service to their customers.”

“Congratulations to this year’s Trade-Pro of the Year winners,” added Eric Peterson, Malco director of sales and marketing. “These individuals are some of the hardest-working tradesmen in the HVAC industry, and we are proud to shine some much-deserved light on their accomplishments.”

Nominations for the 2020 Trade Professional of the Year program will open in February 2020.

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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