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Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a publicly traded company having a good stock performance result. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is a fortune 500 stock listed company trading under NWL. Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products and commercial extensions worldwide. It operates through five segments of Cleaning and Organization, Tools and Hardware, Office Products, Home Fashions, and Other.
The Cleaning and Organization segment manufactures, designs, and distributes material handling, refuse, indoor/outdoor organization, cleaning, home storage, and food storage products. The Tools and Hardware segment provides hand tools and power tool accessories, cabinet, manual paint applicators, window and convenience hardware, propane torches, and solder and accessories. The Office Products segment offers permanent/waterbase markers, overhead projector pens, dry erase markers, highlighters, ballpoint pens and inks, wood-cased pencils, and other art supplies. The Home Fashions segment designs and distributes drapery hardware, and custom and stock horizontal and vertical blinds, as well as pleated, cellular, and roller shades for the retail marketplace.
The Other segment designs, manufactures, packages, and distributes aluminum and steel bake ware, cookware, and cutlery. It also manufactures and distributes infant and juvenile products, such as high chairs, toys, strollers, car seats, play yards, and hair care accessories. The company serves various retail channels, including department stores, discount stores, home centers, warehouse clubs, hardware stores, office superstores, commercial distributors, contract stationers, automotive stores, and baby superstore.
Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2005 sales of 6.3 billion dollars and a strong portfolio of brands, including: Sharpie, Paper Mate, Waterman, BernzOmatic, Rubbermaid, Reynolds, Rolodex, Graco, Calphalon and Goody etc. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and has around 28,000 employees worldwide.
Newell Rubbermaid Inc. has reported net income from continuing operations of 86.9 million dollars, or 0.32 dollars per share, for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005, compared to 33.6 million dollars, or 0.12 dollars per share, reported for the first quarter 2004. Net income from continuing operations for the first quarter 2005 included a tax benefit of 58.6 million dollars, or 0.21 dollars per share, offset by planned restructuring and related charges of 23.5 million dollars, or 0.06 dollars per share. Excluding charges primarily related to the company's previously announced restructuring program, net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2004 was 50.7 million dollars, or 0.18 dollars per share.

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