DURABILITY. TRUST. INNOVATION. PROVEN PERFORMANCE.

These words don’t just describe our products…they describe our brand. These words have been proven true throughout the history of our company. They define who we are today and who we will continue to be tomorrow. For 50 years, Rubbermaid Commercial Products has pioneered world-class product solutions that meet the challenging demands of commercial facilities while outperforming and outlasting the competition.

1967

On November 30, ground was broken at the Winchester Industrial Park for RCP’s first 145,000 square-foot plant. The first product line included mobile barrels, polyethylene bags and tilt baskets.

1968

As a newly established entity separate from Rubbermaid, Inc., RCP ships its first product delivery from Winchester, Virginia, to the West Coast on September 5. The shipment consisted of locally-made, industrial-type waste receptacles, called “Untouchables.” This same year, the iconic BRUTE container was born.

1974

RCP’s first resin mop bucket was manufactured and brought to market.

1978

Following a decade of highly successful growth and development, the Winchester plant expands more than three times its original size, from 145,000 square feet to nearly 500,000 square feet, and a second facility was built in Cleburne, Texas.

1984

RCP adds agricultural products, textile floor care, mops, brooms and brushes and beverage containers to the product line.

1985

RCP develops the first touch-free automated soap system, beginning the brand’s legacy of washroom innovation.

1986

RCP acquired SECO Industries of Cleveland, TN, a leading manufacturer of textile floor care products and other sanitary maintenance products.

1992

RCP begins a new focus on international expansion, innovation and environmental initiatives.

1993

RCP is honored by a special House Joint Resolution of VA’s General Assembly in recognition of its progressive recycling programs.

1994

RCP is named America’s Most Admired Corporation by Fortune.

1999

Newell Brands acquires Rubbermaid Commercial Products, marking the beginning of a period of change within the organization.

2005

To address the splashing issue of normal mop buckets, RCP developed the WaveBrake. The new model included baffles inside the bucket to break up the waves, reducing splashing by 40 percent.

2007

The 44-gallon Vented BRUTE was created, an innovative container in a class of its own. The new venting channels made removing liners up to 50 percent easier for workers, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

2007

RCP acquires United Metal Receptacle, a producer of decorative waste management and smoking management products and accessories for the commercial facilities market.

2008

Newell Rubbermaid acquires Technical Concepts Holdings, LLC, a leading global provider of innovative restroom hygiene systems. The acquisition bolstered the strength of RCP’s diverse portfolio of solutions.

2013

RCP opens the Apple Valley facility, adding a 60,000 sq. ft. expansion to the current Winchester site.

2015

RCP launches the largest advertising campaign to date, leading to 1.5 billion impressions.

2018

RCP celebrates 50 years of business and of the BRUTE container.