Malco Products, SBC, Wins ACHR News 2022 Dealer Design Award

C-RHEX SAWTOOTH recognized for excellence in product design

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), was recognized for excellence in product design in the 19th 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 C-RHEX® SAWTOOTH in 1/4-inch and 5/16-inch hex sizes earned Gold recognition in the Components and Accessories category.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from ACHR News,” said Rich Benninghoff, Malco president and CEO. “Our research & design team spent several years perfecting the C-REX SAWTOOTH, which was designed specifically to address the problems facing HVACR pros in the field every day. The innovative product design culture here at Malco allows us to consistently create products that help users increase both productivity and flexibility on the job.”

The C-RHEX SAWTOOTH, introduced earlier this year, model features an integrated sawtooth design that can cut through soft and hardened HVAC and roofing sealant for rapid fastener removal.  By adding a heavy-duty, deep-set magnet that does not contact the screw, the fasteners spin true, and the magnet retains its strength for years to come.

Built with S2 hardened steel for long life and superior durability, the removable and reversible hex driver allows users to easily clean the socket and magnet, meaning trade pros can get back to work in seconds by simply removing the driver from the impact to push the drive side of the shaft through the socket to quickly clear sealant buildup.

“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 Sarah Harding.

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 18, 2022, issue of The ACHR News.