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AMES Taping Tools Opens New Location in Fairfax, VA

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (August 19, 2013) — AMES Taping Tools, the leading provider of automatic taping and finishing (ATF) tools, supplies and training to the professional drywall finishing industry, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest location in Fairfax, VA. “Going back into markets and being able to service past customers and new prospects is fantastic!” says James Barlow, AMES Regional Vice President – North. This location is the first store opening for AMES in five years, and the first time they’ve had a presence in the Northern Virginia/DC area since 2009.

AMES Taping Tools is enjoying a long-awaited period of growth with the recent upturn in the economy and is looking to the housing and construction market to fuel further expansion into markets previously underserved. The Rental Equipment Register (RER), considered the acknowledged source of information on the rental industry since 1957, ranked AMES at #94 on their Top 100 Rental Equipment Companies of 2012. With plans to open a minimum of an additional eight stores by 2016, AMES looks forward to rising through the ranks along with some of the most respected rental companies in North America.

The addition of the Fairfax location brings AMES to 56 corporate stores and 62 franchise locations. Located at 2711 Dorr Avenue, the 1,500 square foot store provides rental service for their complete line of AMES’ automatic taping and finishing tools. The store also sells the company’s TapeTech line of ATF tools as well as an assortment of associated drywall products, merchandise and hand tools.

About AMES Taping Tools

Headquartered in Stone Mountain, Georgia, AMES Taping Tools is the industry’s leading provider of drywall finishing tools, supplies, and training.

AMES pioneered the development of automatic taping and finishing tool technology in the 1930s, dramatically improving the speed, quality, and efficiency of the professional finisher. AMES supplies, supports, and services residential and commercial interior finishing applications through a network of company-owned and franchise operations in over 115 locations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit AMES at or call 800-408-2801; or explore TapeTech at or call 800-426-6256.

Product demonstrations and informational videos are available online at

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