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712 Fifth Avenue

18th Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

Phone: 212-957-5000


Griffon Corporation, a diversified management and holding company, engages in home and building, telephonics, and plastics businesses. Segments The company conducts its operations through three segments: Home and Building Products (HBP), Telephonics Corporation (Telephonics), and Clopay Plastic Products Company (Plastics). HOME AND BUILDING PRODUCTS The Home and Building Products segment consists of two companies, Ames True Temper, Inc (Ames True Temper or ATT) and Clopay Building Products (CBP). Ames True Temper ATT is a provider of non-powered landscaping products. ATT’s brand portfolio includes Ames, True Temper, Garant, UnionTools, Hound Dog, Westmix, Dynamic Design and Southern Patio, as well as contractor-oriented brands, including Razor-Back Professional Tools and Jackson Professional Tools. ATT also sells private label branded products. Products: ATT manufactures and markets a product portfolio in the non-powered landscaping product industry. This portfolio is anchored by three core product categories: long handle tools, wheelbarrows, and snow tools. The following is a description of ATT’s primary product lines: 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, Razor-Back Professional Tools, and Jackson Professional Tools. Wheelbarrows: ATT designs, develops and manufactures a line of wheelbarrows and lawn carts, primarily under the Ames, True Temper, Jackson Professional Tools, Razor-Back Professional Tools, UnionTools, Garant and Westmix brand names. The products range in size (2 cubic feet to 10 cubic feet), 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 and Garant brand names. The snow tool line includes shovels, pushers, roof rakes, sled sleigh shovels, scoops and ice scrapers. Planters and Lawn Accessories: ATT is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of indoor and outdoor planters and accessories, sold under the Dynamic Design and Southern Patio brand names, as well as various private label brands. The range of planter sizes (from 6 to 32 inches) are available in various designs, colors and materials. In 2011, the company acquired the pots and planters business, which markets its products under the Southern Patio brand name. Southern Patio is a designer and marketer of decorative landscape products. Striking Tools: Axes, picks, mattocks, mauls, wood splitters, sledgehammers and repair handles make up the striking tools product line. These products are marketed under the True Temper, UnionTools, Garant, Jackson Professional Tools, and Razor-Back Professional Tools brand names. Pruning: The pruning line is made up of pruners, loppers, shears and other tools sold primarily under the True Temper brand name. Garden Hose and Storage: ATT offers a range of both manufactured and sourced garden hoses and hose reels under the Ames, NeverLeak and Jackson Professional Tools brand names. Distribution: ATT has nine operational distribution centers. Distribution centers are maintained in Canada and Ireland, and ATT utilizes a third party distribution center in Mexico City, Mexico. ATT has five distribution centers in Australia. Customers: ATT sells products throughout North America, Australia, and Europe through retail centers, including home centers and mass merchandisers, such as The Home Depot (Home Depot), Lowe’s Companies (Lowe’s), Walmart, Canadian Tire, Costco, Rona, Bunnings, and Woodies; wholesale chains, including hardware stores and garden centers, such as Ace, Do-It-Best and True Value; and industrial distributors, such as Grainger and ORS Nasco. Sales and Marketing: ATT’s sales organization is structured by distribution channel in the U.S. and by country internationally. In the U.S., a team of sales professionals is provided for each of the large retail customers. Sales teams located in Canada, Australia, and Irela


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