HUNTERSVILLE, NC -- IRWIN Tools, a brand of Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. (NYSE: NWL), and a global manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional-grade hand tools and power tool accessories, has invited tradesmen to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 1, 2011.

IRWIN Tools selected this specific date to ring THE OPENING BELL as excitement builds for National Tradesmen Day on Sept. 16, 2011 — the inaugural national day of recognition to salute and honor woodworkers and other craftsman to recognize and celebrate the contributions professional tradesmen make to keep America productive and running strong.

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