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A Global Partnership: EUKANUBA France + La Grand Odyssée

March 4, 2020

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Our innovative sales and marketing teams are establishing high-profile relationships and sponsorships around the globe! The latest was a partnership between the EUKANUBA France team and La Grande Odyssée. (Spectrum Brands owns the Eukanuba brand in Europe.)

La Grande Odyssée is THE annual event of the dog sled race in Europe and the most demanding stage race in the world in a unique alpine setting. This year, 40 mushers and their 300 dogs came from all over Europe to the stunning landscapes of Savoie Mont Blanc for a 12-day sled race. The event is famous for professionals and more than 50,000 spectators who come to assist to a unique experience, in 20 ski resorts in the Alps.

For the very first time, EUKANUBA partnered with La Grande Odyssée to create a special event during the event: The 1st EUKANUBA TROPHY! A 2-dayrace within the long race dedicated to young mushers who want to test their capacities as well as their dogs under real conditions. The EUKANUBA TROPHY was won by Antoine Sement, who took part in La Grande Odyssée for the first time ever: a future champion is born!

Watch the fantastic media coverage by the most famous TV news report in France here. Move the curser to the 30 minute mark to see some gorgeous footage of the event…in French!

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Save the Date: St. Louis Job Fair on January 14, 2020!

January 10, 2020

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Save the date! On, Tuesday, January 14th, we’ll be hosting a job fair in the St. Louis suburbs! We’re looking for forklift operators, production line workers, and more. Spread the word! We’d love to see you there.

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What We’re Thankful For in 2019

November 25, 2019

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Spectrum Brands loves giving back! Our employees have been amazing in donating their time to help others across the country. Here are just a *few* highlights from 2019. Thank you to all of our employees for being so generous and giving back to their communities. Every little bit helps and you’ve all made a huge difference in others’ lives!

Helping lay the flooring for a special house for a special family in St. Louis with Habitat for Humanity.

Spectrum Brands Leadership Team serving families at Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City.

Volunteering time to help at the Partners Against Crime (PAC) Community Garden along with Gateway Greening.

Gathering more than 1,805 food/personal care items and money for 4,935 meals for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Leaders from Kwikset, Baldwin and Pfister loved giving back to the Orange County community with Habitat for Humanity.

250 volunteers and 1,000 hours of community service at our nationwide 2019 Day of Service was a huge success!

Lake Forest came together to donate $1,583 and purchase 176 craft bags for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

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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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