Malco’s Andy™ Offset Snips Earns Dealer Design Award

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Malco Products, one of the nation’s leading solution developers and manufacturers of a variety of high-quality tools for the HVAC and building construction trades, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 2023 Dealer Design Awards Program, sponsored by The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News magazine.

Malco’s Andy™ Offset Aluminum Handled Snips 12” was the Silver winner in the Hand Tools category, selected by an independent panel of contractors. Introduced in early 2023, the Andy Offset Snips is ideal as a vinyl siding snip or for cutting aluminum, copper, or sheet metal. With this versatile tool, trade pros can make longer, tighter, higher-quality straight and left curve cuts in many types of materials, including sheet metal, metal roofing, aluminum, stainless steel, steel siding, vinyl and more.

“Malco prides itself on product innovation and bringing tools to market that help HVAC and construction professionals save time on the jobsite,” said Rebecca Talbot, vice president of marketing at Malco Products. “Receiving this award validates that the Andy Offset Snips delivers on that vision, as a product that is of the highest quality that specifically addresses their needs on the jobsite.”

Based on internal testing, the Andy Offset Snips offer the following advantages:

  • Superior material flow for up to 60% faster cutting speeds
  • Up to 45% longer cuts when operating one-handed
  • The highest maneuverability for continuous cut radii half the size of leading competition, with better cut quality
  • Lower jaw made of investment-cast tool steel allows for starter holes as small as ½”

The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries. Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 24, 2023, issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 27,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers and distributors, and other industry professionals.

“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 Sarah Harding, publisher of The ACHR News.

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