ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- New
technologies from lithium battery powered pneumatics to
antimicrobial flooring topped The Home Depot's 2021 annual list of
most innovative products to hit its shelves, both in stores and
online. Each year, the retailer recognizes suppliers that deliver
new products that make projects easier and more efficient for its
DIY and Pro customers.
The 2021 top winners include:
Winner: The Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless Framing Nailer
saves time by firing three nails per second with zero ramp-up time
without the hassle of a compressor and hose or gas
cartridge. It delivers the pneumatic performance and
durability that professional carpenters and remodelers expect,
enabling users to tackle the most demanding framing applications
and engineered lumber, even in the coldest weather conditions.
First Runner Up: Hubspace
– Powered by Afero makes building a reliable smart
home simple with an intuitive platform and easy-to-set-up products
including lighting, fans, and outlets. With no hub or extra
equipment required, the app provides access from anywhere via a
smart device and an internet connection.
Up: The Pergo Defense+ line of
waterproof and antimicrobial flooring keeps homes clean for
longer by prohibiting the growth of microbes that cause mold,
mildew and odors with a natural silver ion embedded into its
surface. The durable flooring is great for kids and pets and comes
in five beautiful finishes.
"It's incredible how our suppliers continue to make home
improvement easier, safer and even more fun by applying the latest
technologies to common tools and household products in every
category across the store and online," said Jeff Kinnaird, executive vice president of
merchandising for The Home Depot. "Our annual
Innovation Awards ceremony recognizes the remarkable work that goes
into providing these new, innovative and exclusive products to our
customers at the best value."
In addition to the top three winners, The Home Depot recognized
these finalists for their high marks in product innovation:
- 12 ft Giant-Sized Skeleton from Home Holiday Accents
brings the spookiest, spine-tingling and unique Halloween décor to
any lawn as the largest skeleton ever sold in the retail
marketplace. It can be assembled in less than an hour and features
LCD technology that makes its eyes appear to move and blink.
- Andersen LuminAire provides easy light and ventilation
into any entryway on demand with the SlideAway® insect
screen system designed to disappear when not in use. It can be
installed in less than 30 minutes with basic tools and no
- Commercial Electric Premium LED Canless Recessed
Lighting offers "GLARE-Free" premium lighting at a value price.
The trimless and slim designs come in extra bright high lumen and a
variety of sizes to meet the lighting needs of any space.
- Everbilt Ventilated Wire Closet System creates a custom
closet with existing wire shelving at a value price. Bringing style
into storage, it offers heavy duty capacity and decorative wood
- LG Washtower gets more laundry done in a smaller space.
The vertical washer features an easy-to-reach centralized control
panel that controls both the washer and dryer with built in
intelligence that customizes laundry cycles.
- Ryobi 18V ONE+ HP Products get projects done faster and
more efficiently with greater power, longer run times and more work
per charge. The ergonomic design provides comfort for extended use
on large projects.
- SimpleDrain saves time and money by allowing a P-Trap or
leaky pipe under the sink to be replaced in less than five minutes.
The product is easily installed with a pair of scissors and no
In conjunction with the Innovation Awards, The Home Depot honors
suppliers in several other categories.
Nike Grind Future Foam diverted more than 5 million
pounds of waste from the landfill and incinerator in 2020 by using
waste products and post-consumer shoes as material to make carpet
pads and gym mats, earning the Environmental Partner of the
Year award. The Interconnected Partner of the
Year is Ryobi, which invested in innovation
and doubled down on its e-commerce efforts accelerating its
timeline for implementation resulting in an unprecedented speed to
market. Kohler creatively used our Buy More
Save More capabilities to help customers save as they shop the
"full project," positioning it for the Marketing
Innovation Partner of the Year award. Finally,
MSI received this year's Supplier Diversity Innovation Award
for its commitment to creating jobs in regions where it sources
materials from, participation and partnership in DEI efforts with
The Home Depot, and outstanding philanthropic work throughout
Additional supplier partner awards by product category are
- Lumber: Louisiana Pacific Building Solutions
- Building Materials: CTS RapidSet
- Flooring: QEP Co., Inc.
- Paint: Behr
- Hardware: ITW
- Tools: Milwaukee
- Plumbing: Rheem
- Electrical/Lighting: Klein
- Indoor Garden: Ryobi
- Outdoor Garden: Bell Nurseries
- Appliances: GE
- Kitchens & Bath: Cabinetworks
- Millworks: Andersen
- Décor/Storage/Organization: American Plastics
The Home Depot's 2021 Innovation Award product winners and
finalists are available online and in stores today and will feature
the official The Home Depot Innovation Award seal in November. For
more information, visit www.homedepot.com/innovation.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world's
largest home improvement specialty retailer. The Company operates a
total of 2,300 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Virgin Islands, Guam, 10
Canadian provinces and Mexico. In
fiscal 2020, The Home Depot had sales of $132.1 billion and earnings of $12.9 billion. The company employs approximately
500,000 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.
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