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DMT Earns Third NRHA Packaging and Merchandising Award

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North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Packaging & Merchandising Awards 2014

Marlborough, MA — For the third time in four years, DMT Diamond Machining Technology is a North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Packaging & Merchandising Award winner. This year, DMT’s DuoSharp Bench Stone received the Silver distinction in the hand tools packaging category.

“We are thrilled the judges at NRHA selected DMT for a 2014 Packaging Award. Our team worked hard on the new packaging designs to incorporate modernization, efficiency, branding and shelf appeal,” said DMT President Mark Brandon.

The criteria NRHA uses to determine Packaging Awards include: overall sales appeal, graphic design, innovation, efficiency, durability, and strength of product messaging. Here are just two judges’ comments about the DuoSharp packaging:

DMT’s DuoSharp is a durable, precision flat bench stone that offers convenient double-sided diamond sharpening with DMT’s iconic polka-dot pattern interrupted surface. This surface—innovated by DMT—self-cleans during sharpening to ensure continuous edge contact. Each side of the stone offers a different diamond grit and provides a large 10" x 4" surface that can accommodate a variety of blade and tool sizes. The DuoSharp comes with a non-skid mat to improve safety and ease of use. A locking base is available for separate purchase.

Like all DMT products, the DuoSharp Bench Stone is proudly Made in the USA—designed and manufactured at the company’s Marlborough, Massachusetts plant—and features the DMT Difference: superior diamond coverage and uniformity combined with unrivaled flatness. Simply put, DMT’s premium sharpeners are best-in-class products with undeniable long-lasting value.