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Rubbermaid expansion to create 71 jobs in Winchester

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Rubbermaid Commercial Products plans to upgrade its facilities and equipment in Winchester and open a distribution center in neighboring Frederick County, creating 71 new jobs.

The company plans to spend $67.25 million, which will include adding energy-efficient injection molding machines to upgrade the Winchester facility’s production capability.

In Frederick, the company plans to retrofit an existing 454,000-square-foot facility into a logistics center.

“We established our headquarters in Winchester in 1968 and are proud to call Virginia our home and to be adding jobs to the local communities in which we serve and operate,” Neil R. Eibeler, president of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, said in statement.

McDonnell approved a $300,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help Winchester with the project. He also approved a $600,000 performance grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership program.

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