ANNANDALE, MIinn. — Are you an HVAC trade professional who excels in their field and gives back to the local community? Do you know someone who does? Then nominate them for Malco’s HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award!

Malco Products, SBC, a solution developer and manufacturer of a variety of tools for the HVAC trade, is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual national HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award program.

The HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding, experienced HVAC technicians and installers who are dedicated to the industry and on-the-job safety, as well as giving back to their communities. Winners will be selected based on professional achievement, commitment to safety, and contributions to their community.

The five winners will receive $1,000 worth of Malco tools of their choosing and all qualifying trade professionals who are nominated will receive a Malco cap and pair of gloves.

“These awards give Malco a chance to recognize and highlight skilled HVAC technicians across the country who are providing exceptional service to their customers and communities,” said Rich Benninghoff, president and CEO of Malco. “The HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award is part of our long-standing commitment to supporting those working and training in HVAC trades, and we look forward to celebrating the winners this fall.”

To nominate yourself, or another technician who has made a difference in your community, visit: Entries will be accepted until June 30, 2023 and winners will be announced in September 2023.

As a strong supporter and advocate of careers in the trades, Malco donates significant quantities of products and apparel annually to a variety of skilled trade education programs, competitions, and events across the country, including high school, post-secondary technical and apprenticeship programs, regional apprenticeship contests, and SkillsUSA state and national conferences. Malco also coordinates the "Head of the Class” Student Recognition Program, which partners with education programs across the country to recognize high-achieving students and entire graduating classes in the HVAC/sheet metal, building construction, and autobody repair fields.