Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) today announced the expansion of its office in Shanghai as the company continues to drive its Growth Game Plan into action.
The rise of urbanization and the growth of mega-cities are fueling a construction boom, which is an opportunity for the company’s Irwin Tools® and Dymo® industrial labeling products.Increased access to healthcare is driving the growth of hospitals and placing an increasing emphasis on maintaining hygienic environments that reduce the spread of infection, which is an opportunity for the company’s Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Rubbermaid® Healthcare brands. With a rising middle class comes the drive for access to education, which is an opportunity for the company’s Writing portfolio, including its Sharpie®, Paper Mate® and Expo® brands. The expanded Shanghai office currently houses nearly 200 employees, with additional capacity for future growth. It adds to existing sales and procurement offices in Beijing and Shenzhen, several Tools technical centers and a Fine Writing innovation center, as well as a number of manufacturing and distribution facilities across China. The office is located in the recently opened Gubei International Fortune Center II development in the Gubei New District of Shanghai. About Newell Rubbermaid Newell Rubbermaid Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2011 sales of approximately $5.9 billion and a strong portfolio of leading brands, including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Dymo®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®. This press release and additional information about Newell Rubbermaid are available on the company’s website, www.newellrubbermaid.com. NWL-CO