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WCMA Awards Newell Rubbermaid's Levolor Brand for Best Style Concept

Chicago, IL (April 25, 2012) - The 2012 WCMA Product Awards, the window coverings industry’s annual competition recognizing the year’s standout products and merchandising programs, were presented at a reception during VISION 12 (IWCE–International Window Coverings Expo) at McCormick Place. The Window Coverings Manufacturers Association’s panel of design community experts reviewed manufacturers’ submissions across an array of product, as well as merchandising and marketing categories, including: cellular shades; drapery hardware; “green” products; motorization; roman, roller, and pleated shades; shadings and sheers; shutters; specialty and miscellaneous products and applications; and vertical and panel tracks. In the product category of Verticals and Panel Tracks, Levolor was awarded Best Style Concept for Vertical Blinds and Perceptions™.

Verticals and Panel Tracks - 2012 WCMA Product Awards Winner - Best Style Concept
“Our new Vertical Blinds and Perceptions offering gives consumers the ability to finally bring stylish window décor to patio doors and large windows. We’re honored to accept this prestigious industry award.”
Stephen Smith, VP, Marketing

“WCMA applauds each of this year’s engineering and design teams for their technical and style achievements.” said Ralph Vasami, executive director of WCMA.

The 2012 judges were Susan Hirsh, North American Manager for decorative programs, Benjamin Moore & Co; Susan Huckvale Arann, Interior designer and President, American & International Designs, Inc.; Colette Scanlon Ortiz, Design Editor, This Old House; and Kimberly Scappaticci, Design Director, Wallauer’s Design Center.

About Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2010 sales of approximately $5.7 billion and a strong portfolio of brands, including Rubbermaid,® Sharpie,® Graco,® Calphalon,® Irwin,® Lenox,® Amerock,® Levolor,® Kirsch,® 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,
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