PORTLAND, OR, May 17, 2012 – A reimagined “everyday” tool from COAST Products has received what many consider the top tribute for a new product – the Editor’s Choice Award from Popular Mechanics. COAST’S 2-LED Pro Pocket Pliers (c5899) garnered the prestigious distinction at this year’s National Hardware Show (NHS) on May 1st. In a ceremony hosted by the legendary media giant at the show, COAST’S President, David Brands, accepted an engraved glass trophy honoring the tool. David Brands accepts Editor’s Choice Award from Senior Home Editor Roy BerendsohnEstimates say that more than 100,000 products, perhaps 10% of them new products, were on display at the massive NHS, which attracts nearly 3,000 exhibitors. These manufacturers are hoping to gain attention for their wares from the tens of thousands of store owners and chain buyers looking for the next great product to sell into the $343 billion US home improvement and DIY markets.