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This Old House Names AMES’ Dual Tine Leaf Rake Among Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2015

“This Old House Top 100” Reveals the Year’s Must-Have Innovations

CAMP HILL, Pa. (November 2, 2015) — The AMES Companies, Inc., the leading American manufacturer and global provider of lawn and garden products and jobsite tools, is pleased to announce that its Dual Tine Leaf Rake has been named to the fifth annual “This Old House Top 100,” a list of the best new home products of 2015.

“We’re dedicated to developing new products that set the bar in quality, innovation and meeting end-user needs,” said Janelle Winey, Sr. Product Manager at The AMES Companies, Inc. “When it comes to fall cleanup, homeowners want tools that are efficient, durable and effective, and the Dual Tine Leaf Rake delivers on these qualities.”

Each year editors at This Old House spend months scouting, testing and culling countless new products for the home to identify the most distinctive, useful and innovative in seven categories: kitchen, bath, tools, home tech, building products, outdoor living and finishing touches.

“Home companies release thousands of new products every year, and our job is to highlight the ones with staying power — those that are in some way brilliant and will make our readers’ lives better,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor of This Old House.

Features of the Dual Tine Leaf Rake include:

  •  Innovative, one-sweep design features two rows of tines and is clog free to rake up to 45 percent faster
  •  26″ poly head for better engagement in the grass, ensuring the tines obtain optimal surface area coverage
  •  Textured rubber handle for better comfort, control and a sturdy hold when used with gloves
  •  Available in two styles, Standard and Combo; the Dual Tine Combo Leaf Rake has a removable hand rake that reaches into tight spaces to pick up debris. Both styles are offered under the AMES® and True Temper® brands.

To view the full list of honorees featured in the November/December issue of This Old House, please visit www.thisoldhouse.com/top100. For more information about the Dual Tine Leaf rake, please visit www.ames.com.

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 www.us.ames.com.

About This Old House

This Old House Ventures Inc. is America’s premier home-enthusiast brand, netting 50 million multimedia impressions each month through its award-winning television, print and Web properties. The leading consumer publication for home how-to and inspiration, the award-winning This Old House magazine has a circulation of 950,000 and reaches an audience of nearly 6.5 million print readers. This Old House is available in digital format for tablets and is published by Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.