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TRUE TEMPER Introduces First Aluminum Combo Snow Shovel

Shovel offers 30 percent more capacity than a traditional poly shovel

CAMP HILL, Pa (May 2014)— TRUE TEMPER®, a leading manufacturer of lawn, garden and snow removal products, introduces the 20-inch Aluminum Combo Shovel, the industry’s first aluminum snow shovel that can handle 30 percent larger loads than a traditional flat, aluminum blade snow shovel. Designed for more efficient snow removal, the innovative design also offers comfort to the operator.

"Consumers tell us they are discouraged by traditional small, metal snow shovels that are off balance and hard to lift when fully loaded," said

Jim Maffei, Director of Marketing, New Products. "The new 20-inch Aluminum Combo Shovel solves these frustrations and more, adding another first of-its-kind snow shovel to an impressive lineup of TRUE TEMPER snow removal products."

The patented aluminum blade design has unique side supports to keep snow from falling of during transfer, a common problem with flat blades.

A curved ergonomic handle decreases the need for bending and stooping, promoting better posture while shoveling and an oversized, D-handle grip assists in balancing larger loads. Durability and strength are enforced by a wearstrip on the blade that makes it easier to break through packed snow and ice to get that final clean scrape against concrete or pavement.

The TRUE TEMPER Aluminum Combo Snow Shovel is available at The Home Depot, Ace, True Value, Do It Best, and other retail stores. The new 20-inch Aluminum Combo Shovel retails for $34.99.


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 lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. (near Harrisburg). The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools, pruning tools, and striking tools as well as outdoor lifestyle product categories such as planters and outdoor accessories. To learn more, visit or on Facebook.

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