Newell Rubbermaid

Maker of pens, storage containers and cooking utensils.

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Headquarters: 3 Glenlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
Employees: 18,300
CEO: Michael Polk
Stock Symbol: NWL


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Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is a global marketer of consumer and commercial goods including tools, pens, cooking utensils, storage containers, coolers and cleaning products. It has 40 top brands of items sold in more than 100 countries.

The company sells items under the brands: Sharpie, Paper Mate, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Irwin, Lenox, Parker, Waterman, Rubbermaid, Levolor, Calphalon, Goody, Graco, Aprica and Dymo.

Net sales increased 2.0 percent in 2013 to $5.69 billion. Net income for 2013 was $474.6 million.

Approximately 2/3 of sales come from the United States.


1902 - Newell Manufacturing Company, Inc., a manufacturer of curtain rods, founded in Ogdensburg, NY.

1962 - The Newell Companies, including Western Newell, Newell Window Furnishings, and Newell Manufacturing, are consolidated into a single corporation headquartered in Freeport, IL.

1972 - Newell stock goes public.

1998 - Newell acquires Calphalon Corporation, a manufacturer of gourmet cookware marketed primarily to upscale retailers and department stores.

1999 - Newell acquires Rubbermaid, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, innovative products, including the Rubbermaid, Curver, Little Tikes, Graco and Century user brands.

2000 - Gillette's stationery products business is purchased including the Paper Mate, Parker, Waterman and Liquid Paper user brands.

2008 - The company opens a new headquarters building in Atlanta.


Health & Well-Being

Medical & Pharmacy
Flexible Spending Accounts
Critical Illness Program
HealthyRoads Tobacco Cessation and Weight Loss Programs

Financial Security

401(k) Plan
Retirement Savings Plan (RSP)
Short & Long Term Disability
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Life Insurance

Other Benefits

Company Paid Holidays
Educational Assistance Program
Employee Purchase Program
Legal Services Plan
Adoption Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program
Computer Purchase Program

Updated February 1, 2014