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The Results Are In! Spectrum Brands 2019 Day of Service

August 6, 2019

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We’re happy to say that we’ve had another fantastic outcome during our nationwide annual volunteer day. More than 250 employees donated over 1,000+ hours of service to their local communities during our 2019 Day of Service. We supported various organizations across the country that are near and dear to our heart including the Clean Lakes Alliance, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Gateway Greening. Between our six locations, employees were able to:

  • Clear over one mile of invasive species and brush from Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor and half an acre at Stricker’s Pond to protect Dane County’s Yahara watershed.
  • Sort and pack more than 22,000 pounds of food for local Lake Forest and Miami families.
  • Revitalize Grayson County Shelter through painting, tree trimming, mowing and trash removal.
  • Weed 650 feet of plant beds, add 500 feet of mulch and plant 350 feet of new plants to revitalize St. Louis downtown area.

To our employees: a HUGE thank you for your continued support of our community engagement efforts. This is another shining example of servant leadership in action! We’re so proud of the hard work, dedication, and time that our employees are so willing to give. 

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Middleton’s Volunteer Day 2019

July 25, 2019

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Our 2019 Volunteer Day was a huge success! Get a peek into our Middleton, Wisconsin office’s day of service, which included working with the Clean Lakes Alliance, a long-time partner of ours and a cause we are very passionate about. The Clean Lakes Alliance is a non profit organization that works to raise community awareness of the issues facing the Yahara River Watershed, as well advocate for the welfare of our lakes and help procure the necessary funding to clean and protect these waterways. Our employees worked hard to assist in their mission to improve our lakes and our landscapes. Thanks to everyone who participated this year! Here are just some of the photos of Spectrum Brands volunteers at work:

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Like Father, Like Son

July 23, 2019

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We couldn’t resist sharing this amazing post from long-time employee Ron Poff:

“In November 1996, I walked through these doors to start my career at Tetra Fish, which provided me with incredible opportunities and growth. Today, my oldest, Any Poff begins his career walking through the exact same doors for Spectrum Brands in Blacksburg. Congrats, Andy! #ProudDad #Love”

A 20+ year veteran welcoming his son into the same Spectrum Brands family? What an awesome story. Welcome to the team, Andy. We hope you’re loving your new adventure!

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Getting Crafty with Coffee in Middleton

July 16, 2019

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When the Middleton office had a plethora of replacement coffee pots on hand, our employee Laura Voss sprang into action. She packed up 25 of the remaining pots and donated them to a friend. This friend just happens to be a teacher who used the coffee pots for a creative project for her class. The students were studying environmental factors. This was a perfect opportunity for them to learn how plants grow and to then have a beautiful flower to bring home to their families. Great idea, Laura!

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A Peek Inside the Culture at Spectrum Brands

July 9, 2019

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There’s obviously one thing that all prospective employees want to know: What’s it really like to work at Spectrum Brands? 

Our culture focuses on four elements: Speak Up, Be Accountable, Take Action and Grow Talent. We’re building a culture that we love, made up of the right people – a diverse group of people whose varied backgrounds, education, communication style and experiences all coalesce around four common themes:

  • Speak Up: We face difficult issues head on and support others to do the same.
  • Be Accountable: We follow through on our commitments, act with a clear sense of ownership and take responsibility for results.
  • Take Action: We identify and seize new opportunities, and don’t let unnecessary planning bog us down.
  • Grow Talent: We develop ourselves and others through coaching, feedback, exposure and stretch assignments.

You can expect our leaders to inspire, empower, and encourage you as they apply servant leadership as our management philosophy.

Interested in reaching out to us and checking out our latest opportunities? Learn more at our Careers Page at www.spectrumbrands.com/careers.

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Giving Back at Spectrum Brands

June 27, 2019

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We love giving our employees opportunities to give back to the community. Our locations across the country have gotten their hands dirty helping out! Here are just some of the events we’ve done over the past year or two that have not only brought great results but have also put big smiles onto the faces of our employees.

 

Our HHI Team donating time to Second Harvest Food Bank by preparing meals and organizing personal care items.

Building homes with Habitat for Humanity in Orange County, California.

Working with the Clean Lakes Alliance in Madison, Wisconsin to help beautify our community.

Our Lake Forest, California office donating their time to the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks.

Donating time to Gateway Greening in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cleaning up parks in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Raising money for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Learn more about these organizations:

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Our Global Sustainability Goals!

June 20, 2019

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Spectrum Brands understands that current and future generations depend on our company to respect people and preserve the environments where we live and work. Our employees’ well-being is a priority, and we endeavor to maintain a safe, healthy and engaged workforce.

As a global consumer products company, we recognize our responsibility to address our impacts. Our guiding principles inspire our people and customers, as we work to advance sustainable business processes to preserve natural resources and minimize our carbon footprint.

We deliver long-term value to our consumers by developing innovative solutions to meet their evolving needs and expectations. Beyond our operations, Spectrum Brands is committed to positively impacting peoples’ lives and the world around us. In every country where we operate, we uphold the highest ethical standards — within our company and in the communities we serve. Together, we will enable our stakeholders and future generations to thrive.

Learn more about our company at SpectrumBrands.com/AboutUs.

 

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Soccer Legend Brandi Chastain + Cutter Insect Repellent

June 11, 2019

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Last month, we held a Cutter Insect Repellent Soccer Clinic hosted by soccer legend Brandi Chastain. The skies were blue and the kids learned new soccer skills. We had so much fun giving back to the St. Louis community!

“I want to give back as much as possible, so when Cutter Insect Repellent called and asked if I wanted to do a clinic with them, I thought ‘Cutter’s from St. Louis, they understand their community, they are involved at the grassroots level,” said Chastain. “The fact that Cutter is sponsoring U.S. Soccer, and the fact that they are willing to come into the community with me, that’s a win-win.”

Read more about the event here.

#TeamCutter #TeamBrandiChastain

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Spectrum Brands Gives Back in Orange County, CA

June 4, 2019

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On May 17, 2019, we joined Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for their Leaders Build Challenge. According to their website, “Leaders Build Challenge is a one of a kind event that gives participants a chance to experience camaraderie, competition, and celebration. This one-day event will allow prominent OC business leaders to build a Habitat home side by side amongst other influential leaders in various industries. It brings business and community leaders together to build homes, to network, and to compete with one another: all while helping Habitat OC build homes, community, and hope.”

Based on the findings in a recent report, housing prices in Orange County are 356% higher than the national average. The goal of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is to offer affordable housing to local families, helping them pursue home ownership. And we were happy to be a part of this cause! Thanks to Phil Szuba, Sr. Vice President & General Manager of our Hardware and Home Improvement Division (HHI), for capturing these pics at the event!

Phil shared his thoughts on LinkedIn stating, “Participating in a great leadership build with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County with a few of our leaders from Kwikset, Baldwin and Pfister – great to give back to this organization. Competing with our friends from Fluidmaster – go green team!”

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County said on Facebook, “Thank you to all our amazing #LeadersBuild2019 corporations and community leaders who helped us achieve new fundraising goals and impact more families than ever before. Affordable housing is becoming possible because of you!” What a great event! Thank you to everyone who participated on behalf of Spectrum Brands. Real leaders wear hard hats! 👊

Photos via Habitat for Humanity of Orange County CA and Phil Szuba.

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25 Years with Spectrum Brands!

May 29, 2019

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A huge congratulations to Jim Van Noort who celebrated his 25th anniversary with Spectrum Brands this month! Jim is a Director of Sales in our Mississauga, Ontario office near Toronto. We’re lucky to have you, Jim. What an achievement! Here he is pictured with his manager Phil Hanson who has been with the company for 29 years!

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