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October 09, 2015 8:37 AM ET

Household Durables

Company Overview of The Ames Companies, Inc.

Company Overview

The Ames Companies, Inc. manufactures and markets non-powered lawn and garden products, including tools and decorative accessories for homeowners and professionals. It offers long handle tool products that include shovels, spades, scoops, hoes, cultivators, weeders, post hole diggers, scrapers, edgers, forks, and hooks; various types of heads, including plastic and steel, and various handles; poly and steel wheelbarrows; and lawn carts that are for transporting plants, mulches, garden debris, sticks, and rocks. The company also provides plastic and foam flower pots, outdoor planters, window boxes, indoor planters, and hanging baskets; poly décor accessories, including edging, fencing, splash...

465 Railroad Avenue

PO Box 8859

Camp Hill, PA 17011

United States

Founded in 1774

1,452 Employees





Key Executives for The Ames Companies, Inc.

Senior Vice President of Operations
Age: 52
Chief Executive Officer of Griffon Corporation
Age: 57
President of Garant Canada and General Manager of Garant Canada
Age: 59
President of Clopay Building Products
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Ames Companies, Inc. Key Developments

True Temper Introduces New Telescoping Scratch-Free Snow Brush and Scraper

True Temper has introduced the new telescoping scratch-free snow brush and scraper. This new snow brush features a telescoping, elliptical aluminum handle that extends from 36 inches to 52 inches using a large push button that is easy to manage while wearing winter gloves and a 180-degree swivel head to easily remove snow using a push/pull motion. It also uses EVA foam, a material commonly used for car wash brushes, rather than traditional bristles that can break down during winter, or worse, cause unsightly damage. The wrap-around head design makes it simple to remove snow in smaller and tough-to-reach areas, especially around mirrors and wipers. The EVA foam material was subject to extensive testing to ensure safety for use on fragile surfaces such as exterior auto paint. The product development team conducted side-by-side tests with a traditional bristle brush in which each implement scraped a painted metal sheet 10,000 times. The EVA material yielded a smooth, unmarred finish compared to the bristle brush, which showed noticeable, permanent scratches. This multipurpose snow removal tool also features a cold-resistant, polycarbonate scraper for added strength under tough winter conditions. The dual-function scraper includes teeth for breaking up ice and a straight edge for clearing it away. The flexible swivel head allows for easy storage and the telescoping, elliptical aluminum comfort-grip handle provides a sturdy hold, especially during extreme cold when used with winter gloves.

Ames True Temper Announces Executive Changes

Griffon Corporation announced that it has appointed Michael A. Sarrica as President of Ames True Temper. Mr. Sarrica was most recently President of DRS Network and Imaging Systems. Mr. Sarrica held a variety of management and leadership roles at DRS from 1994 to January 2014. Mr. Sarrica, along with Steven M. Lynch, President of Clopay Building Products, will report to Robert F. Mehmel, Griffon's President and Chief Operating Officer. Eugene C. Colleran, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Griffon's Home & Building Products segment and of Ames, has left the company.

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