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Home Depot Announces 10 Innovation Product Award WinnersHome Depot Announces 10 Innovation Product Award Winners

Several tools are particularly useful to professional contractors, including a 40-volt line of cordless tools and rechargeable flashlights.

Jean Dimeo

September 27, 2023

1 Min Read
Home Depot Innovations Awards featuring Glidden paint
Home Depot

The Home Depot recently announced products it says are “innovations in home improvement” that make projects easier and more efficient for professional contractors as well as DIYers. 

The retailer recognized 10 products that are in its stores in its annual 2023 Innovation Awards, including: 

Second runner up 

Screen_20Shot_202023-09-27_20at_2011.39.27_20AM.pngGlidden Cool Touch exterior floor paint keeps porches, patios, pool decks and walkways cooler. Home Depot says Glidden Cool Touch reduces surface temperature by up to 20% compared with products of a similar color because of its Cool Surface technology. It’s available in paint and stain that can be tinted. 


Husky rechargeable flashlights include long-lasting rechargeable batteries but also work with traditional alkaline batteries in emergency situations. The twist-to-focus head allows for a narrow spotlight or wide floodlight projection. Its USB-C charging capability allows for the recharging of other devices, and the battery indicator light keeps users alerted to charge levels. Screen_20Shot_202023-09-27_20at_2012.43.09_20PM.png

Makita XGT 40V cordless power tools are powerful pro-grade tools that offer best-in-class performance, the retailer says. Makita XGT concrete tools, including rotary hammers and power saws, are the first tools of their kind to provide the power of gas in a cordless product. Makita was the first vendor to bring 40V power tools to Home Depot’s shelves. 

About the Author(s)

Jean Dimeo

Editorial Director, Infrastructure & Construction, Informa Markets

Jean Dimeo is a collaborative, results-driven newsroom leader, an award-winning editor and writer and a skilled project, program and personnel manager. She's had many roles in her journalism career: chief editor; writer; mentor; website, newsletter and magazine developer and manager; videographer; presenter; recruiter; negotiator; relationship builder; and strategic planner. Most recently, Dimeo was managing editor of Government Executive Media Group's Route Fifty and managing editor of Construction K-12 and Higher Ed Dives for Industry Dive. As editorial director for Informa Market's Infrastructure & Construction division, Dimeo provides editorial direction for Pool, Spa and Outdoor, Roofing & Exteriors and Concrete & Masonry.

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