The Home Depot Presents 2016 Innovation Awards
October 26, 2016

ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announces that Pergo Outlast+ won the retailer’s 2016 Innovation Award. Pergo Outlast+ was selected because the new laminate flooring provides 24 hours of defense against liquid spills – something no other laminate offers today. The annual award recognizes the most innovative new products that provide true benefits to consumers and the companies that exceeded expectations in sales, service and program execution.

Runner-up honors were awarded to Milwaukee Tools for its Milwaukee M18 FUEL with ONE-KEY. ONE-KEY allows users to connect to the tool with a smartphone for unlimited customization and control. And honors went to Heath Zenith lighting for its Defiant LED BLADE motion activated security lights. BLADE LED motion light provides seamless light coverage.

Additionally, Trex Enhance Composite Decking, made from 95% recycled materials, won Environmental Partner of the Year and PPG won Marketing Innovation for its Glidden Diamond Launch campaign.

“The Home Depot is focused on being the destination for innovative home improvement products – saving customers time and money,” said Ted Decker, executive vice president, Merchandising for The Home Depot. “Our strong vendor partnerships make this possible and we’re thrilled to highlight many of them today for their outstanding product breakthroughs.”

In addition to the top three award winners, The Home Depot recognized the companies that round out the top 10 product innovations:

Ryobi Ultra Quiet Garage Door Opener ultra-powerful motor will quietly open and close large doors with ease, and comes with a multifunctional wall control, wireless keypad, two remotes, safety sensor and can be controlled via smart device.

Mohawk Industries Lifeproof Carpet has lifetime stain protection, superior softness, exceptional durability and environmentally friendly attributes.

FEIT LED Edge-Lit Flat Panel Lighting integrates the latest in LED technology with a low profile design that directs the light downward creating uniform light distribution without hot spots, flicker or glare.

Masterbrand’s Thomasville Studio 1904 cabinets offer 12 unique door styles with simple straight lines, offering a modern style.

Nexgrill Evolution Plus 5-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner provides the flexibility of choosing between direct heat and infrared cooking and also has a smoker for smoldering wood chips.

Apex Tool Group Husky 100 (Black) Mechanics Hand Tools includes multi-purpose alloy steel tools, heat-treated for added strength, perfect for small jobs around the house or the DIY mechanic.

Freud Diablo Carbide-Tipped Hole Saw are the industry’s first carbide-tipped hole saws to cut both wood and metal, with a design to simplify the attachment process for mounting.

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The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,276 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2015, The Home Depot had sales of $88.5 billion and earnings of $7.0 billion. The Company employs more than 385,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.