Rubbermaid Commercial Products plans to invest $45 million in Winchester, where its headquarters is located.
The division of housewares giant Newell Rubbermaid Inc. will expand its research and development operations in Winchester and add 250 employees there, according to a news release issued by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner.
Winchester provides a high quality work force, good technology base and an excellent location for distribution, indicated Rubbermaid Commercial Products President Michael Moorefield in the governor's news release. Winchester was favored over alternate expansion locations in North Carolina and Mexico.
Rubbermaid Commercial officials were unavailable at press time to provide details of the project.
The company, established at Winchester in 1967, makes a range of products for food service, sanitary maintenance, waste handling and material transport.
The expansion will be assisted by $250,000 from the Governor's Opportunity Fund, a $400,000 grant from Virginia Investment Partnership and state-funded work-force training.