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NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2009 - LoggerHead Tools received a 2009 Breakthrough Innovation Award from Popular Mechanics magazine on October 8th at the Hearst Tower in New York City for its newly designed Bionic Hydrant Wrench™. LoggerHead, a past Popular Mechanics Editors Choice Award winner, is an entrepreneurial startup, a multiple award-winning designer, marketer, and American manufacturer of innovative problem-solving tools. The new Hydrant Wrench will serve the needs of firefighters and water system personnel by addressing the age-old problem of quickly opening problematic multi-sized fire hydrant valves in a revolutionary new way. A breakthrough innovation, it has been heralded for its patented design that quickly adjusts to multi-sized pentagonal nuts and provides an inventive mechanically advantaged grip when time and performance are of the essence. The awards honor new products that exemplify innovation, invention, design and engineering and the personalities behind them Popular Mechanics Article
Brilliant Achievements in Science and Technology Lead to Innovative Products
Seeking to advance the promise to improve lives and expand human horizons, Popular Mechanics recognizes brilliant achievements in science and technology through the Breakthrough Awards program. The Bionic Hydrant Wrench is the classic example of a new product innovation creating great market value. This innovative new type of tool combines the best features of the Bionic Wrench gripping technology in a new embodiment designed for first responders, by delivering a mechanical advantage unlike any other adjustable wrench because it equally distributes force around the workload. The Bionic Hydrant Wrench automatically sizes and grips the multiple-sized pentagonal hydrant bolts installed over the past 100 years, eliminating the need to search for the exact size wrench or use slow adjusting hydrant wrenches when time is of the essence.
Where to Buy the Bionic Wrench
The Bionic Wrench is made in the United States and guaranteed forever, and is available on sale at Sears this Christmas, participating hardware stores, and the Garrett Wade Catalog. It is also available for $28.95 at Loggerhead Tools or by contacting 1-888-564-4374 (LOGGERHEAD). The Breakthrough Innovation Award-winning Bionic Hydrant Wrench, along with square and hex-designed versions, will be shipping in early 2010 through traditional distribution channels, and priced in the $160.00 range.
About LoggerHead Tools
LoggerHead Tools LLC designs, develops and commercializes inventive, new-to-the-world tools manufactured in the United States. The company's mission is to create problem-solving innovations that provide enhanced value to its customers based on patented creative sustainable competitive advantages. Loggerhead Tools
About Dan Brown
Dan Brown founded LoggerHead Tools in 2005 to commercialize the Bionic Wrench. As a serial inventor, entrepreneur and product development consultant over the past 25 years, Dan has earned over 30 US utility patents, and numerous foreign patents, for a wide range of commercial products and clients. Dan has a Master's Degree in Product Development (MPD) from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and currently is an Adjunct Associate Professor.
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