Rubbermaid is an American manufacturer and distributor of many household items. It is a subsidiary of Newell Brands, it is best known for producing food storage containers and trash cans. Additionally it produces sheds, step stools and shelving, laundry baskets, but air fresheners and other household items. Rubbermaid was founded in 1920 in Ohio as the Wooster Rubber Company by nine businessmen. Wooster Rubber Company manufactured toy balloons. In 1933, James R. Caldwell and his wife received a patent for their blue rubber dustpan, they called their line of rubber kitchen products Rubbermaid. In 1934 Horatio Ebert saw Rubbermaid products at a New England department store, believed such products could help his struggling Wooster Rubber, he engineered a merger of the two enterprises in July 1934. Still named the Wooster Company, the new group began to produce rubber household products under the Rubbermaid brand name. In 1999, Rubbermaid was purchased by Newell for $6 billion. Newell changed its name to Newell Rubbermaid.
Newell Rubbermaid changed its name again to the present-day Newell Brands in 2016 as part of a takeover of Jarden in another merger. In 2003, the company announced its move out of Wooster to Georgia. A Rubbermaid distribution center remained at the former headquarters for some time, until it was purchased by GOJO Industries, Inc. On November 16, 2004, Rubbermaid was used as a prime example in the PBS Frontline documentary "Is Walmart Good for America?" 1920 Wooster Rubber is launched. 1927 Horatio Ebert and Errett Grable took over managing the company from the original 9 founders. 1933 Rubbermaid is launched. 1933 First Rubbermaid dustpan is introduced. 1934 Wooster Rubber and Rubbermaid merge to form Wooster Rubber Company and sell Rubbermaid products. 1942 WW2 eliminated Rubbermaid's housewares business, but the company was able to convert to military manufacturing. 1947 Rubbermaid introduces a line of rubber automotive accessories. 1955 Wooster Rubber Co. offer first public offering. 1956 Rubbermaid ventures into plastic products.
1957 Wooster Rubber Company changes name to Rubbermaid. 1965 Purchases German company Dupol. 1976 1,100 members of the United Rubber Workers union call a strike. 1981 Purchases Con-Tact plastic coverings. 1984 Acquires the Little Tikes Company. 1999 Newell changes corporate name to Newell Rubbermaid. 2003 Rubbermaid headquarters move from Wooster, Ohio to Atlanta, GA. 2016 Newell Rubbermaid becomes Newell Brands as part of a takeover of Jarden in a merger. 2017 Newell sells the Rubbermaid totes line to United Solutions. 1933–1959 James Caldwell 1959–1980 Donald Noble 1980–1991 Stanley C. Gault 1991–1992 Walter W. Williams 1993–1999 Wolfgang Schmitt Prior to Rubbermaid merging with Newell Company. 1965 Dupol - German 1981 Carlan 1984 Little Tikes - Later sold to MGA Entertainment from Newell Rubbermaid in 2006. 1985 Gott Corporation 1986 MicroComputer Accessories 1986 Seco Industries 1987 Viking Brush - Canadian 1990 Eldon Industries 1992 Iron Mountain Forge Corporation 1994 Carex Health Care Products 1995 Injectaplastic S.
A - French 1996 Graco 1997 Curver - Europe - Later sold by Newell Rubbermaid in 2005. Lock & Lock Newell Brands Tupperware
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
DYMO Corporation is an American company that manufactures handheld label printers and thermal-transfer printing tape as accessory, embossing tape label makers, other printers such as CD and DVD labelers and durable medical equipment. Following is a list of the label sizes popular for their LabelWriter printer series: Dymo Industries, Inc. was founded in 1958 to produce handheld tools that use embossing tape. The company was acquired by Esselte in 1978, battery-powered printers became a major product after 1990; the corporation was sold to Newell Rubbermaid in 2005. Pendaflex Sanford L. P. DYMO DiscPainter Official website DYMO: Romanian Division website
Mail order is the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. The buyer places an order for the desired products with the merchant through some remote method such as through a telephone call or web site; the products are delivered to the customer. The products are delivered directly to an address supplied by the customer, such as a home address, but the orders are delivered to a nearby retail location for the customer to pick up; some merchants allow the goods to be shipped directly to a third party consumer, an effective way to send a gift to an out-of-town recipient. A mail order catalogue is a publication containing a list of general merchandise from a company. Companies who publish and operate mail order catalogues are referred to as cataloguers within the industry. Cataloguers buy or manufacture goods market those goods to prospects. Cataloguers may "rent" names from cooperative databases; the catalogue itself is published in a similar fashion as any magazine publication and distributed through a variety of means via a postal service and the internet.
Sometimes supermarket products do mail order promotions, whereby people can send in the UPC plus shipping and handling to get a product made for the company. In 1498, the publisher Aldus Manutius of Venice printed a catalogue of the books. In 1667, the English gardener William Lucas published a seed catalogue, which he mailed to his customers to inform them of his prices. Catalogues spread to colonial America, where Benjamin Franklin is believed to have been the first cataloguer in British America. In 1744 he produced a catalogue of sold academic books; the Welsh entrepreneur Pryce Pryce-Jones set up the first modern mail order in 1861. Starting off as an apprentice to a local draper in Newtown, Wales, he took over the business in 1856 and renamed it the Royal Welsh Warehouse, selling local Welsh flannel; the establishment of the Uniform Penny Post in 1840, the extension of the railway network, helped Pryce-Jones to turn his small rural concern into a company with global renown. In 1861, Pryce-Jones hit upon a unique method of selling his wares.
He distributed catalogues of his wares across the country, allowing people to choose the items they wished and order them via post. It was an ideal way of meeting the needs of customers in isolated rural locations who were either too busy or unable to get into Newtown to shop directly; this was the world's first mail order business, an idea which would change the nature of retail in the coming century. The further expansion of the railways in the years that followed allowed Pryce Jones to expand his customer base and his business grew rapidly, he supplied his products to an impressive variety of famous clientele, including Florence Nightingale and Queen Victoria, the Princess of Wales and royal households across Europe. He began exporting drapery to the US and British colonies. One of his most popular products was the Euklisia Rug, the forerunner of the modern sleeping bag, which Pryce-Jones exported around the world, at one point landing a contract with the Russian Army for 60,000 rugs. By 1880, he had more than 100,000 customers and his success was rewarded in 1887 with a knighthood.
In 1845, Tiffany's Blue Book was the first mail-order catalogue in the United States. In 1872, Aaron Montgomery Ward of Chicago produced a mail-order catalogue for his Montgomery Ward mail order business. By buying goods and reselling them directly to customers, Aaron Montgomery Ward was removing the middlemen at the general store and to the benefit of the customer, lowering the prices drastically, his first catalogue was a single sheet of paper with a price list, 8 by 12 inches, showing the merchandise for sale and ordering instructions. Montgomery Ward identified a market of merchant-wary farmers in the Midwest. Within two decades, his single-page list of products grew into a 540-page illustrated book selling over 20,000 items. From about 1921 to 1931, Ward sold prefabricated kit houses, called Wardway Homes, by mail order. Hammacher Schlemmer is the earliest still surviving mail-order business, established by Alfred Hammacher in New York City in 1848. Offering mechanic's tools and builder's hardware, its first catalogue was published in 1881.
T. Eaton Co. Limited was founded in 1869 in Toronto by an Irish immigrant; the first Eaton's catalogue was a 34-page booklet issued in 1884. As Eaton's grew, so did the catalogue. By 1920, Eaton's operated mail order warehouses in Winnipeg and Moncton to serve its catalogue customers. Catalogue order offices were established throughout the country, with the first opening in Oakville in 1916. Richard Warren Sears started a business selling watches through mail order catalogs in Redwood Falls, Minnesota in 1888. By 1894, the Sears catalog had grown to 322 pages, featuring sewing machines, sporting goods, automobiles and a host of other new items. Organizing the company so it could handle orders on an economical and efficient basis, Chicago clothing manufacturer Julius Rosenwald became a part-owner in 1895. By the following year, refrigerators and groceries had been added to the catalog. Sears, Roebuck and Co. soon developed a reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction. By 1895, the company was producing a 532-page catalog with the largest variety of items that anybody at the time could have imagined.
"In 1893, the sales topped 400,000 dollars. Two years they exceeded 750,000 dollars." In 1906 Sears opened its catalog p
Sharpie is a brand of writing instruments manufactured by Newell Brands, a public company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Designating a single permanent marker, the Sharpie brand has been expanded and can now be found on a variety of unrelated permanent and non-permanent pens and markers marketed under other brands; this article focuses on the legacy Sharpie permanent marker line. Sharpie markers are made with a number of tips; the most common and popular is the Fine tip. Other tips include Extra Fine Point, Brush tip, Chisel tip and Retractable tip. "Sharpie" was a name designating a permanent marker launched in 1964 by the Sanford Ink Company. The Sharpie became the first pen-style permanent marker. In 1990 Sharpie was acquired by The Newell Companies as part of Sanford, a leading manufacturer and marketer of writing instruments. In 2005, the company's popular Accent highlighter brand was repositioned under the Sharpie brand name. A new version of Sharpie called Sharpie Mini was launched, which are markers half the size of a normal Sharpie and feature a clip to attach the Sharpie to a keychain or lanyard.
In 2006, Sharpie released a new line of markers that had a button activated retractable tip rather than a cap. Sharpie Paint markers were introduced; as of 2011, 200 million Sharpies had been sold worldwide. Sharpie markers are manufactured in Mexicali, Baja California and Maryville, TN, with numerous off-shore partners globally. Sharpie sponsored the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500, a popular night-time race at Bristol Motor Speedway, from 2001 through 2009. For the 2010 season, Newell Rubbermaid switched the sponsorship for this race to its Irwin Tools brand. Sharpie sponsored the Nationwide Series Sharpie Mini 300 race from 2004 to 2008. Prior to 2006, they sponsored Kurt Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup champion. Sharpie sponsored Jamie McMurray in the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In recent years, Sharpie commercials have followed the slogan "Write Out Loud"; these advertisements depict people using Sharpies in bad situations, such as using the marker to touch up a car and a college woman highlighting words in a book to notify a male student that his fly was open.
A middle aged woman trying to think of what to write for her resignation letter, writes "I QUIT" with a red Sharpie. David Beckham is sponsored by Sharpie and appears in a commercial signing autographs with a Sharpie and trying to steal them. Hand sanitizer and acetone based nail polish remover are said to be effective on permanent markers. Sharpie official FAQ suggests trying a product called Amodex stain remover. Though Sharpie ink will become permanent after setting, it can be erased. A dry erase marker is successful in removing sharpie ink by covering the sharpie ink using three to four pen strokes. Sharpie ink that has dried for more than several hours can be removed with acetone and other ketones and esters, such as ethyl acetate, but acetone and other organic solvents may damage the surface of the material written upon. Isopropyl alcohol is less damaging to some surfaces. On some surfaces, the ink can be removed by coloring over the ink with a dry erase marker and removing the Sharpie ink and dry erase marker ink with a dry cloth.
Steam cleaning has proved effective. Magic Eraser has proven somewhat effective on hard surfaces such as brick and effective on wood furniture. There are no warning labels on Sharpie markers, they bear the new AP certification symbol of The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc.. According to the organization: "The new AP Seal, with or without Performance Certification, identifies art materials that are safe and that are certified in a toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans, including children, or to cause acute or chronic health problems. However, this does not mean that materials are not allergens; such products are certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D 4236, the U. S. Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act." They are considered non-toxic for "normal uses", meaning writing on soccer balls and such. Sharpie is not dangerous with incidental exposure.
Special Camp David Sharpies were made. During a National Football League Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks on October 14, 2002, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens pulled a black Sharpie marker out of his sock to sign the football he caught to score a touchdown and gave the ball to his financial adviser, in the stands; the touchdown celebration would bring a resurgence to the NFL for new and innovative ways to celebrate touchdowns. It has been referred to by sports fans as "The Sharpie Incident" or "The Sharpie Touchdown". Sharpie markers are favored by illustrator Adam Hughes for inking large areas in his convention sketches. Sharpies are the writing utensil of choice by astronauts aboard the International Space Station because of their usability in zero-gravity. According to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who commanded the International Space Station in 2012-2013, "you can hold it any which way and it still works". Official Sharpie website Sanford's listing of Sharpie MSDS files
Paper Mate is a registered division of Sanford L. P. a Newell Brands company that produces writing instruments. Paper Mate's offices are located in Oak Brook, Illinois along with those of Newell Rubbermaid's other office products divisions. Early in 1941, John Elway acquired his first company, a french fry manufacturer that had defaulted on its loan. In 1949, The Frawley Pen Company developed a revolutionary new ink; the pen that delivered this ink was called "The Paper Mate". In 1955, the Frawley Pen Company was obtained by The Gillette Company, Inc. for $15.5 million, formed the basis for the'Paper Mate Division' of Gillette. 25 years Gillette acquired Liquid Paper and Waterman. In late 2000, Gillette's stationery products division was purchased by Newell Rubbermaid and merged with Newell Rubbermaid's Sanford Brands division; the Paper Mate brand is applied to ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils,'Flair' felt tip pens and more which are offered in a variety of colors and shapes. In 2010, Paper Mate introduced "environmentally friendly" biodegradeable pens and erasers.
Official website Newell Rubbermaid website Paper Mate as part of the Gillette Company
Williamsburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 U. S. Census, the population was 14,068. In 2014, the population was estimated to be 14,691. Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the northern part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, it is bordered by James City York County. Williamsburg was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation, a fortified settlement on high ground between the James and York rivers; the city served as the capital of the Colony and Commonwealth of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 and was the center of political events in Virginia leading to the American Revolution. The College of William & Mary, established in 1693, is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the only one of the nine colonial colleges located in the South. S. Presidents as well as many other important figures in the nation's early history; the city's tourism-based economy is driven by Colonial Williamsburg, the restored Historic Area of the city.
Along with nearby Jamestown and Yorktown, Williamsburg forms part of the Historic Triangle, which attracts more than four million tourists each year. Modern Williamsburg is a college town, inhabited in large part by William & Mary students and staff. Prior to the arrival of the English colonists at Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia in 1607, the area which became Williamsburg was within the territory of the Powhatan Confederacy. By the 1630s, English settlements had grown to dominate the lower portion of the Virginia Peninsula, the Powhatan tribes had abandoned their nearby villages. Between 1630 and 1633, after the war that followed the Indian Massacre of 1622, the English colonists constructed a defensive palisade across the peninsula and a settlement named Middle Plantation as a primary guard station along the palisade. Jamestown was the original capital of Virginia Colony, but was burned down during the events of Bacon's Rebellion in 1676; as soon as Governor William Berkeley regained control, temporary headquarters for the government to function were established about 12 miles away on the high ground at Middle Plantation, while the Statehouse at Jamestown was rebuilt.
The members of the House of Burgesses discovered that the'temporary' location was both safer and more pleasant environmentally than Jamestown, humid and plagued with mosquitoes. A school of higher education had long been an aspiration of the colonists. An early attempt at Henricus failed after the Indian Massacre of 1622; the location at the outskirts of the developed part of the colony had left it more vulnerable to the attack. In the 1690s, the colonists tried again to establish a school, they commissioned Reverend James Blair, who spent several years in England lobbying, obtained a royal charter for the desired new school. It was to be named the College of Mary in honor of the monarchs of the time; when Reverend Blair returned to Virginia, the new school was founded in a safe place, Middle Plantation in 1693. Classes began in temporary quarters in 1694, the College Building, a precursor to the Wren Building, was soon under construction. Four years in 1698, the rebuilt Statehouse in Jamestown burned down again, this time accidentally.
The government again relocated'temporarily' to Middle Plantation, in addition to the better climate now enjoyed use of the College's facilities. The College students made a presentation to the House of Burgesses, it was agreed in 1699 that the colonial capital should be permanently moved to Middle Plantation. A village was laid out and Middle Plantation was renamed Williamsburg in honor of King William III of England, befitting the town's newly elevated status. Following its designation as the Capital of the Colony, immediate provision was made for construction of a capitol building and for plotting out the new city according to the survey of Theodorick Bland, his design utilized the extant sites of the College and the almost-new brick Bruton Parish Church as focal points, placed the new Capitol building opposite the College, with Duke of Gloucester Street connecting them. Alexander Spotswood, who arrived in Virginia as lieutenant governor in 1710, had several ravines filled and streets leveled, assisted in erecting additional College buildings, a church, a magazine for the storage of arms.
In 1722, the town of Williamsburg was granted a royal charter as a "city incorporate". However, it was a borough. Middle Plantation was included in James City Shire when it was established in 1634, as the Colony reached a total population of 5,000.. However, the middle ground ridge line was the dividing line with Charles River Shire, renamed York County after King Charles I fell out of favor with the citizens of England; as Middle Plantation and Williamsburg developed, the boundaries were adjusted slightly. For most of the colonial period, the border between the two counties ran down the center of Duke of Gloucester Street. During this time, for 100 years after the formation of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States, despite practical complications, the town remained divided between the two counties. Williamsburg was the site of the first attempted canal in the United States. In 1771, Lord Dunmore, who would turn out to be Virginia's last Royal Governor, announced plans to connect Archer's Creek, which leads to the James River with Queen's Creek, leading to the York River.
It was not completed. Remains of this c