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A look back at hilmor’s first year

We launched hilmor in January, and what a year it’s been! The industry’s positive response has been rewarding, and fuels us to continue innovative HVAC/R tools.

As our first year in the marketplace closes in and we gear up for our sophomore run, we look back at some of this year’s highlights.

January − The hilmor brand launches during the 2013 AHR Expo, introducing 150 HVAC/R tools based on a six-year, multimillion dollar R&D process. The hilmor RETOOL team goes coast-to-coast in six customized vehicles. By the end of the year, they will log more than 100,000 miles.

June − hilmor announces its Retool Your Future scholarship contest that will award $10,000 scholarships and HVAC/R Starter Kits, as well as travel and accommodations for the 2014 AHR Expo to three current or future HVAC/R students. Winners’ schools will also receive a hilmor Green Wall with tools. The contest closes in October with 568 entrants.

July − In the 10th annual Dealer Design awards-sponsored ACHR News, the Electronic Gauge with Vacuum Sensor wins a gold award in the Electronic Tools category, and the Compact Swage Tool wins a silver award in the Hand Tools category.

hilmor reaches a milestone: More than 1,000 distributors are carrying hilmor products.

November − The AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI give the Compact Swage Tool an Honorable Mention in the Tools Category of the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition.

While accolades and milestones are great, we know that our success is a direct result of our distributor partners and techs. So, thanks for a phenomenal year, and we look forward to more great things to come in 2014!


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  • Tom Kearns III

    Congratulations on making it 1 year! I think your tools all look amazing and love the green color scheme you guys took. In the near future I plan to have a bag of all green hilmor tools!