Rubbermaid was formed in 1920 as the Wooster Rubber Company, as maker of toy balloons. In 1934, the company pioneered the rubber housewares business with the introduction of the first rubber dustpan.
In 1957, the Wooster Rubber Company changed its corporate name to Rubbermaid Inc. to further capitalize on the strength of its major brand; a brand that had become nationally recognized for quality and value. Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, was established in 1967 to manufacture and market products for the commercial and institutional markets.
Today, Rubbermaid Commercial Products is a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. It continues to develop innovative products and system solutions in the categories of food service, cleaning, safety, material handling, waste and agriculture. Manufacturing and distribution are handled from five facilities: four in the US and one in Mexico.