New Rubbermaid Cleaning System Combines Dusting, Vacuuming, Mopping and Waste Collection into a Single Mobile Unit, Boosting Productivity and Reducing Labor Costs Rubbermaid Commercial Products DVAC saves up to 66 percent of non-productive travel time and improves overall cleaning performance by combining all key cleaning functions into one caddy

ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) today announced the launch of the DVAC 1 Pass Cleaning Solution™ from its Rubbermaid Commercial Products® (RCP) brand. DVAC is comprised of a deluxe rim caddy with storage areas and tool grips to hold supplies for on-the-go cleaning and a powerful dolly-integrated vacuum so cleaning professionals can collect waste and recycling, dust and vacuum in a single pass, optimizing both productivity and cleaning quality, key issues in facilities maintenance.  

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"For most facility maintenance managers, labor is their biggest cost.  The DVAC 1 Pass Cleaning Solution saves up to 66 percent of non-productive travel time by turning several trips to a supply closet and multiple passes through a cleaning area into an efficient single-pass process," said Bob Heisner, Vice President of Marketing for Newell Rubbermaid's Commercial Products global business unit. "Combining multiple cleaning tasks into one eliminates tedious steps, decreases the likelihood of cleaning short cuts and improves overall cleaning performance – positive results that facility managers will see reflected on the bottom line."

RCP's DVAC 1 Pass Cleaning Solution is designed with features that not only save time but also promote worker well-being and reduce user fatigue. DVAC is easy to maneuver, with an ergonomically-designed arched handle that keeps the user's wrist and forearm aligned for optimum leverage and more comfortable use.  The 1.6 hp commercial grade dolly-integrated vacuum easily twists to lock onto a Rubbermaid Commercial Products Brute® 44-Gallon Utility Container (sold separately). With the Brute container in place, DVAC holds up to 175 lbs of waste in easy-to-install can liners for two-stream waste and recycling collection.  

The DVAC 1 Pass Cleaning Solution–Power Nozzle was recently awarded the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval, passing independent lab tests for effective cleaning.  DVAC's dedicated powered agitator nozzle maximizes cleaning efficiency on a variety of carpet types, a straight suction nozzle provides versatility to move between low pile carpet and hard floor surfaces, and three-layer high performance and HEPA filter bags are available for improved air quality and greener cleaning.  The DVAC 1 Pass Cleaning Solution also supports day cleaning in any noise-sensitive environment creating only 65 dBA.

For more information on the Rubbermaid Commercial Products DVAC 1 Pass Cleaning Solution visit www.rcpworksmarter.com.

About Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2009 sales of approximately $5.6 billion and a strong portfolio of brands, including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, 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 Web site, www.newellrubbermaid.com.

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