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August 27, 2013

Irwin Tools is preparing to celebrate America's tradesmen during the third annual National Tradesmen Day on Sept. 20.

"America’s tradesmen: they build our homes, roads, businesses, and schools," reads a company statement on the dedicated website. "They are the backbone of our functioning nation -- and that’s why they deserve a national day of recognition."

July 26, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid, whose brands include Irwin Tools, Lenox and Calphalon in addition to Sharpie and Paper Mate, reported second-quarter net sales of $1.47 billion, up 3.5% from the prior-year quarter.

Net income for the Atlanta-based company was $109.8 million, down 1.8% from the same quarter last year.

The company's Home Solutions segment net sales were $399.1 million, up 2.0%. The growth was driven by strong results from Rubbermaid and increased distribution of Calphalon. 

Tools segment net sales were down 2.2% to $198.0 million. 

February 5, 2013

Irwin Tools has introduced a new full line of multi-material drill bits, which the company says will simplify the tasks facing tradesmen.

December 14, 2012

Seeing opportunity in China for brands such as Irwin, Dymo and Lenox, Newell Rubbermaid pushes what it calls a "Growth Game Plan." 

Newell Rubbermaid announced the expansion of its office in Shanghai as the company continues to drive its Growth Game Plan. The expanded Shanghai office currently houses nearly 200 employees, with additional capacity for future growth. 

March 27, 2012

Irwin Tools, the division of Newell Rubbermaid, has developed the new 2500 Series of levels featuring a new frame design that the company says stands up to twisting, dropping and general jobsite abuse.

Irwin guarantee’s vial accuracy for the life of the product.

September 1, 2011

Executives of Irwin Tools and assorted tradesmen collectively rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday morning, promoting National Tradesmen Day, which is slated for Sept. 16.

August 4, 2011

Charlotte, N.C.-based Irwin Tools joined forces with Edison Nation in a search to find new innovations in tape measuring devices that will ease and enhance the experience of professional tradesmen and home users.

“We’ve identified a gap within the marking and layout tools category,” said Ross Porter, president of Irwin Tools. “Our Live Product Search challenges everyday consumers to help us bridge that gap by taking the standard tape measuring device to a new level.”

August 4, 2011

Charlotte, N.C.-based Irwin Tools joined forces with Edison Nation in a search to find new innovations in tape measuring devices that will ease and enhance the experience of professional tradesmen and home users.

“We’ve identified a gap within the marking and layout tools category,” said Ross Porter, president of Irwin Tools. “Our Live Product Search challenges everyday consumers to help us bridge that gap by taking the standard tape measuring device to a new level.”

June 7, 2011

To complement the baseball theme of its Grand Slam Power Challenge promotion at the National Hardware Show last month, Briggs & Stratton presented its catalog in the form of baseball cards. It featured a portrait of the product on the front, with stats and information on the back.


“We thought our customers might find them a bit more interesting and handy than a product catalog,” said Eric Loferski, director of marketing of Briggs & Stratton’s portable power and cleaning systems.


The idea may be catching on. 


May 12, 2011

Las Vegas -- Thirty-two home channel industry suppliers were recognized as Golden Hammer winners during a ceremony Wednesday in Las Vegas at the National Hardware Show.

The event also produced five vendor winners selected by the Golden Hammer retail committee in five retail disciplines. The Golden Hammer Committee Choice winners for 2011 are:

• Scotts Miracle-Gro, New Product Innovation;

• Irwin Tools, Inventory Management;

• Andersen, Serving the Pros;

• 3M, Category Management; and

March 20, 2011

Bristol, Tenn. -- A carpenter from Halifax, England, outlasted some 16,000 tradesmen to win $10,000 in the finals of a tradesman skills competition held at the Bristol Motor Speedway during race day on Sunday. 

The event was part of a larger campaign by Irwin Tools to elevate and support the often underappreciated tradesman, according to organizers. "Tradesmen keep America running strong, and this is our way of saying thanks for what they do for our country," said Curt Rahilly, VP marketing for Irwin Tools.

February 9, 2011

Irwin Tools, a leading maker of hand tools and power tool accessories based in Huntersville, N.C., has named Ross Porter as its new president. Porter has held a variety of positions during his 18 years at Newell Rubbermaid, Irwin’s parent company. He most recently served as president of EMEA Transformation, where Porter led the company’s European transformation efforts, including implementation of a new European business model, integration and implementation of SAP enterprise system, and relocation of its European headquarters.

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