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July 27, 2012

Newell Rubbermaid’s net sales declined 1.9% to $1.52 billion in the second quarter ended June 30. Net income declined 23.8% to $111.8 million. But those declines didn’t prevent CEO Michael Polk from looking at the bright side and pointing to momentum.

Core sales, which exclude the impact of changes in foreign currency translation, grew by 0.4%. And net sales for the first six months were $2.85 billion, up 1.0 % from the first-half results last year.

February 6, 2012

According to an article in the Akron Beacon Journal, the maker of storage containers and Sharpie pens is investing in its plant in Mogadore, Ohio.

In addition to making physical improvements to its Ohio facility, Newell Rubbermaid is bringing in almost 140 jobs. The moves are partly the result of the closing of a company facility in Greenville, Texas.