The AMES Companies Launches New Product Innovations at the 2016 National Hardware Show
Professional Roofing Tools –
The new line of Razor-Back Professional Roofing Tools include ergonomically designed roofing spades available in 7- and 5-inch sizes. Both tools feature a one-piece head design and improved pitch angle for added durability and control. The curved head shape allows the spade to slide over shingles with ease. The 7-inch spade features a D-shape handle for comfort and control, while the 5-inch spade is convenient for smaller spaces. These tools will be available for purchase in December 2016 with MSRPs ranging from $19.99 to $29.99.
Southern Patio ®
Self-Watering Planter Insert
– Southern Patio is the leading brand for outdoor lifestyle products. The new self-watering planter insert converts decorative pots into functional planters, reducing watering frequency of plants to once per week. The insert fits planters up to 18 inches in diameter and features a water level indicator to easily see when it's time to refill the water reservoir. The insert will be available for purchase in June 2016 with MSRPs ranging from $9.99 to $14.99.
Outdoor Fire Bowls, Chimineas and Harvest Pumpkins
– The new line of fire bowls, chimineas and harvest pumpkins include various styles and are crafted from dense Mexican clay fired at 1560 degrees. They include air pockets to insulate heat and prevent breakage, resulting in a long-lasting decorative accent for patios. This line will be available in September 2016 with MSRPs ranging from $29.99 to $39.99 for harvest pumpkins and $99.99 to $149.99 for fire bowls and chimineas.
Industrial Broom Line
– Garant is the leading manufacturer of non-powered lawn, garden and snow removal products in Canada. The new line of industrial brooms features a patent-pending, heavy-duty bracket formed from welded, tempered steel, providing it with a 50 percent stronger hold than traditional metal brace attachments. Riveted for stiffness and durability, it screws onto the brush head, which has a longer socket for maximum reinforcement. The innovative bracket and pre-drilled broom heads allow for easy alignment and rapid replacement. The broom heads come in several sizes and bristle strengths, and the 60-inch premium ash handle provides ergonomic comfort and a sturdy grip. The Industrial Broom Line comes with a limited lifetime warranty and will be available for purchase in Canada in August 2016 with MSRPs ranging from $38.99 to $42.99.
26" Scratch-Free Snow Brush –
Garant introduces its latest innovation in snow removal technology: the 26" Scratch-Free Snow Brush with dual-function scraper. The new snow brush features an ergonomically designed 26-inch handle and scraper made from cold-resistant ABS material. The brush portion is patented EVA foam, a material commonly used in car washes, in place of traditional bristles that can scratch, clog, freeze or break down over time causing unsightly damage. The attached dual-function scraper includes teeth for breaking up ice and a straight edge for clearing it away. The 26" Scratch-Free Snow Brush will be available for purchase in Canada in August 2016 with an MSRP of $11.99.
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About The AMES Companies, Inc.
The AMES Companies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) and is the leading, as well as the largest, manufacturer of lawn and garden tools in the U.S. The company is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. and manufactures and markets globally a wide variety of lawn and garden tools for homeowners, jobsite tools for professionals and outdoor lifestyle products. Brands include AMES
®, True Temper®, Razor-Back® Professional Tools, Jackson® Professional Tools, Southern Patio®, UnionTools®, Dynamic Design®, Garant®, Westmix™, Kelso™, Cyclone® and Northcote™. Available at retailers around the world, The AMES Companies product offerings include long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, hand tools, pruning tools, striking tools, planters and outdoor accessories. To learn more, visit us.ames.com or find us on Facebook.
About True Temper ®
True Temper makes serious tools for both the do-it-yourself end user and garden enthusiasts and is a brand of The AMES Companies, Inc. The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. (near Harrisburg), the company manufactures and markets globally a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools and striking tools, as well as outdoor lifestyle products in categories such as planters and outdoor accessories. To learn more, visit www.true-temper.com or find us on Facebook.
About Razor-Back ® Professional Tools
® Professional Tools is the premier tool brand for quality performance in the professional end-user markets. Razor-Back tools are constructed with superior materials and designed for ultimate strength, performance and long life. Razor-Back is a brand of The AMES Companies, Inc., which is the leading, as well as the longest established, manufacturer of lawn, garden and professional tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, the company manufactures and markets globally a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, hand tools and striking tools, as well as outdoor lifestyle products such as planters and outdoor accessories. The AMES Companies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), a diversified management and holding company. To learn more, visit razor-back.com or find us on Facebook.
About Southern Patio ®
Since 1977, gardeners have turned to Southern Patio for innovative, beautiful planters. Southern Patio has helped lead the industry through its evolution from simple, affordable poly pots, to today's trendsetting designs and innovative materials, such as durable and lightweight HDR
® and CMX™. A division of The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), the company is now taking its design and manufacturing expertise to other décor categories with exciting upcoming product launches. That's why gardeners and customers adding to their outdoor living space continue to trust Southern Patio and its products. For more information, visit www.southernpatio.com.
Garant is Canada's largest manufacturer of lawn and garden, job site professional tools and winter snow tools with more than 120 years of industry know-how. A division of The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), Garant continues to offer innovative products year after year to the marketplace. Garant is well known for its quality products and innovative designs that make customers' jobs easier. To learn more, visit www.garant.com.
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