GenTent Wins Best in Class at the National Hardware Show Awards

GenTent Safety Canopies, LLC. recognized for innovative products and display exhibit at the National Hardware Show


Original Press Release


Nottingham, New Hampshire (May 09, 2019) -- GenTent® Safety Canopies, LLC today announced that they were the recipient of the “Best in Class” award in Hardware and Tools for their products and exhibit at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. GenTent is selected as the first place winner of the three select recipients chosen from the thousands that display annually at the National Hardware show. The prestigious award is given in recognition to the most innovative and outstanding products which exemplify innovation, uniqueness, value and much more at the national convention. The winners were voted on by a panel of judges and announced Wednesday, May 08 at an award ceremony on the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Village Stage.

As the home improvement industry’s largest trade show, the National Hardware Show is located in the exciting city of Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the North & Central Halls, and outside in Silver Lot. For nearly 75 years, the National Hardware Show has served the hardware and home improvement industry. The NHS features 2,800+ exhibitors (500+ new exhibitors!) along with 110+ inventors covering 15+ product categories including everything from homewares to international sourcing to Made in USA products and more.


This year, NHS hand-selected Channel Leaders (VIP Buyers) as well as Press/Media to find the Best Product in each category. The voting panel of judges deciding on the award were made up of The Carey Brothers, from On The House, Paul McNally, Director of Merchandising , Distribution America, Zack Giffin, Co-Host, Tiny House Nation, Jason Stofleth, Do It Best, Alex Fernandez, Ace Hardware, Ed McKinney, Director of Purchasing , Wallace Hardware, Jeff Styerwalt, Wallace Hardware.


GenTent expanded their presence at the National Hardware Show this year with a larger booth and displaying their custom-built rain display for the first time at the national show. GenTent remains vigilant to bringing awareness to portable generator safety through their products and marketing; the rain display exhibit further exemplified the safety efforts and engineering behind the GenTent products.

GenTent provides:

GenTent Safety Canopies are available for ordering online, or by contacting the company via email: or phone: 781-33G-TENT (781-334-8368). Pricing starts at $149.99.







About The National Hardware Show

The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 74 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers. For more information on the National Hardware Show, visit

About GenTent Safety Canopies

Established in 2011, GenTent® Safety Canopies are easy-to-install weatherproof covers that ensure safe operations of portable generators in virtually any wet weather conditions while keeping the generator portable. The GenTent reduces CO poisoning or electrocution risks by enabling portable generators to safely operate outdoors away from structures during wet weather. Installation is a simple 3-step operation - Clamp it, Frame it and Cover it – to “Weatherproof Your Power”™.

The company’s patented, portable generator safety canopies are U.S. made and relied upon by the National Guard as well as homeowners and businesses during such notable storms as Hurricane Sandy, Irma, Harvey, and Maria. GenTent is considered the premier safety canopy for portable generators operated by RV owners, tailgaters, campers, homeowners, businesses, and first responders. For more information visit:


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For more information, contact:

Brian Thomas
Marketing Manager
GenTent Safety Canopies, LLC.