High honors for Golden Hammer winners

A retail panel selects five award-winning home improvement suppliers as Committee Choice winners.
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Las Vegas -- home improvement vendors were selected as Golden Hammer Committee Choice winners during the Golden Hammer Awards Ceremony here during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

The Committee Choice winners were selected by a retail-and-distributor panel from the pool of 31 Golden Hammer Award winners. 

The five Committee Choice winners for 2013 are:

New Product Innovation: 3M
Inventory Management: Leviton
Serving the Pros: DeWalt
Category Management: Scotts
Quality Control: Valspar

The 2013 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony recognized home improvement suppliers in 31 categories during a Wednesday morning ceremony.

The awards were based on an electronic survey of retailers and distributors conducted earlier this year. Retailers and distributors were asked to select one vendor per category that exemplifies excellence through their commitment to category management, inventory Management, new product innovation, and quality control. 

The 2013 Retail Committee consisted of the following executives: 

Brett Hammers, Orgill senior VP marketing and Merchandising
Mike Clark VP and chief merchandising officer, True Value
Steve Markley, VP of merchandising Do it Best
George Smith, CEO Westlake Ace Hardware
Ken Goodgame, General merchandise manager for Ace Hardware. 
Mickey Schulte vice president of Purchasing & Marketing, Handy Hardware Wholesale. 


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