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Gladiator® GarageWorks, the leader in garage organization, has received a 2009 Innovation Award from HANDY Magazine for its Gladiator Claw™ Advanced Bike Storage device. The device allows consumers to hang their bicycle on the wall or ceiling by either tire with one horizontal motion. It eliminates the painstaking effort of lifting the entire bicycle’s weight onto a cumbersome J-hook.

Now in its ninth year, HANDY Magazine's Innovation Award program is known for honoring products that showcase initiative, creativity, invention, reinvention and eco-innovation. Award winners were selected by the editorial staff of the publication and its readership, the majority of whom are members of the Handyman Club of America.

“The Gladiator Claw™ Advanced Bike Storage device exemplifies the type of innovative products that our editorial staff and readers appreciate because it can really make a difference for homeowners,” said Larry Okrend, editor in chief and executive director of HANDY Magazine.

The Gladiator Claw™ Advanced Bike Storage device helps homeowners by freeing up valuable floor space in the garage and by keeping the bicycle out of the way so it is less likely to incur damage. The device’s closed loop design enables users to quickly hang or release a bicycle with one intuitive motion. Users push up on the central plunger to close the arms around the rear tire, and push up again to open the arms. Its push-lock mechanism features soft-touch grips to protect bike rims.

“Our research showed that homeowners struggle with bike storage in the garage and we were determined to help them overcome this challenge,” said Lou Ann Schafer, senior marketing manager, Gladiator® GarageWorks. “We are thrilled that HANDY Magazine and its readers have recognized the Gladiator Claw™ Advanced Bike Storage and we look forward to developing even more products that meet the diverse needs of homeowners.”

The Gladiator Claw™ Advanced Bike Storage device is one of the many simple solutions that Gladiator® GarageWorks offers to get the garage organized. Gladiator brand’s product portfolio includes a variety of cabinets, shelves, hooks, bins, baskets, flooring, tool chests, workbenches and appliances for the garage.

The Gladiator Claw™ Advanced Bike Storage device, as well as the other 2009 Innovation Award recipients, will be featured in the December 2009/January 2010 issue.

For more information on the Gladiator Claw™ Advanced Bike Storage device or Gladiator brand’s full line of products, visit www.gladiatorgarageworks.com.

About Gladiator® GarageWorks

Gladiator® GarageWorks is the leader in garage organization delivering innovative solutions that allow garage owners to organize their space in a way that suits their individual storage needs. It is the only garage organization system to offer coordinated appliances designed for the harsh garage environment.

Gladiator® GarageWorks offers a Premier pre-assembled line and Ready-to-Assemble line for do-it-yourselfers. Products are available through local garage dealers, retailers including Sears and Lowe’s or via www.GladiatorGW.com.

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