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June 1, 2012

Irwin, a division of Newell Rubbermaid, has introduced a new line of woodworking saw blades in the Marples series.

Made in Italy in Irwin’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the new Irwin Marples Woodworking Series saw blades are crafted for precision and accuracy, according to the manufacturer.

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.

October 13, 2011

Newell Rubbermaid was recognized by Consumer Goods Technology magazine as the "2011 Most Innovative Company."

Newell Rubbermaid was selected for the award by industry peers based on multiple innovative new product launches in 2010 and 2011. Among them, the Rubbermaid Commercial Products Hygen Clean Water System, Calphalon, the Lenox Bi-Metal Speed Slot Hole Saw.

Each year the award honors the consumer goods company that best demonstrates excellence in driving growth through product and process innovation.

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.”

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.