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712 Fifth Avenue

18th Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

Phone: 212-957-5000


Griffon Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, engages in home and building, telephonics, and plastics businesses. The company conducts its operations through three segments, including Home & Building Products (HBP), Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics), and Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc. (PPC). HBP This segment consists of two companies, The AMES Companies, Inc. (AMES) and Clopay Building Products Company, Inc. (CBP). AMES AMES is a provider of non-powered landscaping products for homeowners and professionals. Brands AMES' brands are among the most recognized across primary product categories in the North American and Australian non-powered landscaping product markets. The company’s brand portfolio includes AMES, True Temper, Garant, UnionTools, Hound Dog, Westmix, Cyclone, Southern Patio, Northcote Pottery, Kelso, Darby and Dynamic Design, as well as contractor-oriented brands, including Razor-Back Professional Tools and Jackson Professional Tools. This portfolio of brands enables AMES to build and maintain long-standing relationships with retailers and distributors. The visual brand transformation of the AMES and Razor-Back brands, as well as phase one for the True Temper line, were completed in 2015. Products AMES manufactures and markets the broadest product portfolios in the non-powered landscaping product industry. This portfolio is anchored by four core product categories: long handle tools, wheelbarrows, snow tools, and decorative plastic and ceramic planters. Long Handle Tools: A line of engineered tools including shovels, spades, scoops, rakes, hoes, cultivators, weeders, post hole diggers, scrapers, edgers and forks, marketed under brand names, including AMES, True Temper, UnionTools, Garant, Cyclone, and Kelso, as well as contractor-oriented brands, including Razor-Back and Jackson. Wheelbarrows: AMES designs, develops and manufactures a line of wheelbarrows and lawn carts, primarily under the AMES, True Temper, Jackson Professional Tools, UnionTools, Garant and Westmix brand names. The products range in size, material (poly and steel), tray form, tire type, handle length and color based on the needs of homeowners, landscapers and contractors. Snow Tools: A line of snow tools is marketed under the True Temper, Garant and Union Tools brand names. The snow tool line includes shovels, pushers, roof rakes, sled sleigh shovels, scoops and ice scrapers. Planters and Lawn Accessories: AMES is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of indoor and outdoor planters and accessories, sold under the Southern Patio, Northcote Pottery and Dynamic Design brand names, as well as various private label brands. The range of planter sizes (from 6 to 32 inches) is available in various designs, colors and materials. Southern Patio is a designer and marketer of decorative landscape products. Striking Tools: Axes, picks, mattocks, mauls, wood splitters, sledgehammers, pry bars and repair handles make up the striking tools product line. These products are marketed under the True Temper, Cyclone, Garant, Jackson Professional Tools and Razor-Back Professional Tools brand names. Hand Tools: Hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrenches, handsaws, tape measures, levels, clamps, and other traditional non-powered hand tools make up this product line. These products are marketed under the Trojan, Cyclone and Supercraft brand names. In addition, gardening hand tools, such as trowels, cultivators, weeders and other specialty garden hand tools, are marketed under the AMES brand name. Pruning: The pruning line is made up of pruners, loppers, shears and other tools sold primarily under the True Temper, Cyclone and Garant brand names. Garden Hose and Storage: AMES offers a range of manufactured and sourced garden hoses and hose reels under the AMES, NeverLeak, Nylex and Jackson Professional Tools brand names. Customers AMES sells products throughout North America, Australia and Europe through retail centers, including home centers and mass merchandisers, such as The Home Depot, Inc. (Home Depot); Lowe’s Companies Inc. (Lowe’s); Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Walmart); Canadian


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