Rubbermaid Employees Know How to Work Safer

Rubbermaid Commercial Products employees reach three million hours without a lost-time injury

Winchester, VA (January 9, 2008) - The employees of Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) in Winchester, Virginia, are on a mission-to go home to their families without injury. It sounds easy enough, but when you work in a manufacturing plant, anything can happen. That is, unless you are a Rubbermaid employee who has been highly productive, and at the same time setting a new three million hour safety milestone.

According to Trevor Rohlf, safety manager for Rubbermaid Commercial Products, the significance of the three million hour milestone cannot be overstated. "Achieving three million employee hours without experiencing a lost-time injury is a huge accomplishment and of great significance to our employees and their families," explained Rohlf. "We'll enjoy celebrating this achievement."

"Achieving a milestone of this magnitude is a reflection of our leadership and employee commitment to safety," said Jeff Bahr, vice president of human resources for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. "It shows that RCP employees take pride in their work and know how to work smarter, by working safer, and that RCP is a good place to work."

ABOUT Rubbermaid Commercial Products, LLC
Rubbermaid Commercial Products, headquartered in Winchester, VA, is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, and safety products. A 1999 merger joining Rubbermaid Inc. with Newell Co. formed Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a $6.5 billion global product powerhouse. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and continues to develop innovative products.

Jennifer Schneider
Rubbermaid Commercial Products
(540) 542-8695

Cindy Hall
Brand Resources Group
(703) 739-8342

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