A panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and The AMES Companies, Inc. was selected as a recipient of this honor. “As manufacturers strive to go the extra mile to add useful and often game-changing innovations to their product offerings, we want to point them out so our Pro readers know who’s leading the pack,” said Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “These manufacturers and companies have truly earned a coveted spot in the toolbox of any tradesman, contractor, or construction professional.”
The Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living Awards are based on innovative new products within the Lawn, Garden and Outdoor Living category at the National Hardware Show. We received a Silver Award for our True Temper® Dual Tine Leaf Rake Combo.
We received a Bronze International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America for our new visual brand language in 2014. The brand look is helping us build loyalty for our major retailers. In addition our end-users are now able to recognize our products on the shelves and it provides a visual look that conveys the personality of each long-standing brand.
Ames is proud to be honored with the 2010 and 2013 Golden Hammer Award in the Lawn & Garden Tools & Irrigation category. This award is held in Conjunction with the National Hardware Show and sponsored by Hardware & Home Building Supply Dealer. It recognizes the elite suppliers who demonstrate the greatest overall commitment in support of dealers based on category management, inventory management, new product innovation, quality control and service.
The AMES Community Garden, located at our corporate headquarters, was awarded the prestigious Community Greening Award from the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society in 2011. The award celebrates community landscapes, gardens, and other green sites in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware tri-state area.
Our own Jackson® Pulverizer was named as one of the Contractor’s Choice Top Concrete Products of 2010 by Concrete Contractor magazine. The top products are chosen by readers’ level of interest and inquiries about the product within the last year.