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Southern Patio® Showcases New Outdoor Lifestyle Products

Chimineas, fire bowls and more to premiere at National Hardware Show in Las Vegas

CAMP HILL, Pa. (May 4, 2016)

— The AMES Companies, Inc., the leading American manufacturer and global provider of lawn and garden products, jobsite tools and outdoor lifestyle products, is pleased to reveal new products for its Southern Patio brand. The latest products include various styles of clay chimineas, fire bowls, harvest pumpkins and a self-watering planter insert.

"We're constantly improving our products to ensure quality, beauty and optimal functionality in all seasons," said Patrick Guillory, director of marketing for Southern Patio. "We hope our customers feel inspired when choosing their outdoor lifestyle products and know their selection is on the cutting edge of home and garden décor trends."

The new chimineas, fire bowls and harvest pumpkins are crafted from dense Mexican clay fired at 1560 degrees. They include air pockets to insulate heat and prevent breakage, resulting in long-lasting decorative accents for patios. The line will be available in September 2016 with MSRPs ranging from $29.99 to $39.00 for harvest pumpkins and $99.99 to $149.99 for fire bowls and chimineas.

The new self-watering planter insert converts decorative pots into functional planters, reducing the 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.

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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 the 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

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, Pennsylvania, and manufactures and markets 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, striking tools, planters and outdoor accessories. For more information, visit 2

Press Contact:

Lindsay Sappington

Public Relations Senior Manager at Planit


Southern Patio Contact:

Patrick Guillory

Director of Marketing


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