Stanley Black and Decker’s “Cool Tool” Award

May 31, 2016

Smart Digging with the Measuring Shovel

Stanley Black and Decker sponsored the Household Organization/Tools at the recent inaugural National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurial Expo (NICEE 2016) honoring and celebrating innovative inventions at the 15-state event held May 19-21 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). SBD logo

The award was won by 4th grader Maddox Prichard of Gallatin, TN for his Measuring Shovel. Keisha Brewer, an exec with Stanley’s Global Tools & Storage unit was on hand for the awarding. The tool-making giant was also a sponsor of the inaugural NICEE, lending its name and support for a like-minded group of forward thinkers.

What’s a “Measuring Shovel?”

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When you are digging a hole, you can use the shovel measurements to determine the depth of the hole without having to stop and get a measuring tape. You can also use it to measure the distance between the plants.


The shovel has one-inch measurements beginning at the bottom of the shovel blade and moving up the handle. On the back of the handle, the measurements start at the top and come down the handle. One-foot, two-foot and 3-foot measurements are also marked.

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Thanks to Stanley Black and Decker for your support from everyone at NICEE 2016!

NICEE 2016 was made possible by the generous contributions of United Technologies, Corp., Stanley Black & Decker, Brocade Communications Systems, and The Lemelson Foundation.



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