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True Temper® Expands Made in America Product Offering

April 1, 2013

CAMP HILL, Pa. (April 2013) – True Temper®, a leading manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden products, today announces the expansion of the True American™ tool line, adding nine new products to a family of more than 40 wood and fiberglass lawn and garden tools proudly manufactured in the USA.

The addition of new raking, digging and striking tools, all 100 percent American-made, demonstrates the True Temper brand’s increased commitment to supporting U.S. manufacturing and job creation.

“We strive to provide products to customers that they can be proud to use and own,” said Eric Bernstein, vice president of marketing and product development, Ames True Temper. “Customers can have peace of mind that the products they are using were designed and assembled not too far from their own back yard. Whether they’re raking, digging or splitting wood, True American tools help get the job done.”

Additions to the True American line include a rake, shovels, axes, mauls, sledgehammers, engineer’s hammer, wedge and splitter.

The first leaf rake designed to effectively rake both wet and dry leaves, the True American Wet-N-Dry Rake has a poly head that is cupped at the sides to keep debris confined, allowing the user to clean a large area in one pass. A bracket and tension adjuster controls the stiffness of the tines to suit the material being collected.

Digging in tight spots is easier with the True American shovel. The D-grip handle provides comfort and control and the compact size makes it ideal for smaller jobs, camping or stowing in the trunk for projects on the go.

The True American line is also entering the striking tool category with a variety of axes, mauls, splitters, sledge hammers and wedges that have passed stringent quality testing that meets or exceeds American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards. Strong hickory handles offer superior shock absorption with their overstrike guards on the sledgehammers and mauls.

True American tools are available in independent hardware stores and garden centers. Tools in the line range from $7.99 to $31.99, depending on the item.

About True Temper®

True Temper makes serious tools for both the do it yourself end-user and garden enthusiasts and is a brand of Ames True Temper, Inc. Ames True Temper is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg), the company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools, pruning tools and striking tools. To learn more, visit www.amestruetemper.com and the True Temper Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrueTemperTools.

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