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  • Wear pads and wheels extend product life
  • All-plastic pan and yoke reduces noise
  • Prevents bending and stooping
  • Adjustable handle grip for added comfort
  • Discreet black color
  • Great for malls, lobbies, and reception areas
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Rubbermaid Manufacturing Process

Rubbermaid Manufacturing Process

RCP, better known as Rubbermaid Commercial Products, has been designing and manufacturing the most effective and durable janitorial and sanitation products since 1968. From trash containers to a mop bucket that reduces splashing, durability and productivity have worked as key ingredients in the innovation behind the products designed. We're heading to Rubbermaid's headquarters in Huntersville North Carolina to meet the team behind the world's toughest cleaning products. "When I think about quality I think about it from our consumer's perspective, and when you just see the name Rubbermaid, what initially pops in their mind is the word durability." "We have a storied history of innovative product design. In 1974, our CP came up with the first resin mop bucket. At that time, the advantages of that over the traditional metal bucket were that it's a lot lighter, and it's a lot more maneuverable when you push it across the floor. So we put a lot of time up front in simulating how we're going to ensure the product quality before the design is even finished, so we do it in our computer-aided design simulation tools. We're also taking our product, go evaluate it in the test lab, make sure it meets all the standards, and then we get approval by quality to go into production." So what is it about this innovative designs that keeps RCP at the top of the industry? "We're always trying to find ways to test our extreme durability. So recently my team came up with this crazy idea to drop a 4000 pound car on top of a Brute container, just to see how indestructible it actually is. And of course there was some crushing, but no denting, and literally just popped it back into its original shape." Now that we've had a taste of the imagination behind these superhero products, it's time to see what they're made of. Welcome to Winchester Virginia, the original birthplace of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, home to RCP's manufacturing and distribution, along with several other locations spread all over the US, totaling a whopping 3.9 million square feet of manufacturing space. "So in this facility we've broken it down into several different product families. Two product families that I'm really excited about are the Brute and the WaveBrake. The Brute, we make several different sized containers; these are cans that you probably have at your house or your neighbor has at their house that they put their garbage in, so let's go have some fun and let's go take a look at the process in person. Right now we're going to meet Bill Cherrier. Bill is my engineering manager for this facility. He's going to take you through the rest of the process on how the Brute is manufactured here at the facility. Bill, she's all yours." "Alright, thank you very much. Welcome to the Brute cell. Let's go take a look at the injection process and see how the Brutes are made. So each year we go through about a 130 million pounds of resin. It's delivered here by rail car, pumped into outside silos, and a pumping system conveys it to the machines, like the ones behind me. So an injection machine has two halves: an injection half that has the screw and barrel; resin comes in in a pelletized form, it goes in, it gets pushed forward through the screw that's inside the barrel, it melts, and on this machine, there's a mold in the clamp half that has two halves. It fills that void between the two - that's the shape of a 44 gallon Brute - it cools, and when it's ready and solid, it opens up here; one comes out every 49 seconds or so." "For our 50th anniversary we actually held a contest to find the oldest Brute that's still out there in the field in use. Within two weeks we had hundreds of entries and we actually found the winner, and it was somebody that had had the Brute container that's still in use from 1968, so 49 years and still going strong." "It is amazing that we sell 2.8 million of these a year because they are virtually indestructible. They go through a variety of testing, taken to the extremes of environment. And we test it literally by freezing these things at -20 degrees Fahrenheit and dropping them from a height of 6 feet one hundred times. We also lift them 5000 times by the handles with a weight full of water, and we put weight inside of them and we drag them on a piece of sandpaper for 10 miles or so just to show that they don't wear out as you drag it to the end of your driveway each morning. So here we are at our distribution facility in Winchester and behind me you see bustling activity, shipping millions of dollars of products each day to customers around the world. You name it, you can find our products in airports, hotels, and your kitchen as well." "I was in a hotel recently, and saw a 95 pound housekeeper, and she had a Rubbermaid Commercial Products hospitality cart, and it really hit me that what we're doing can make a difference. On a daily basis she's pushing over 350 pounds of supplies, 7-8 hours a day, and I think about the improvements that we've made to that cart, you know, even in the last two years, and to us, if we've done that right, we've done our job." "We really want to make the users of our products lives easier and safer, from mop buckets that you'll see in a school cafeteria to cleaning carts that you'll see in a hotel, to Brute trash cans that you'll see on a construction site, and so when we build products, and we innovate, and we think about those products and how they're going to be used, we design that into our products." "We're also very proud of the fact that we're making so much of this product here in the United States which provides to the local economy and also to the economy throughout the United States." Looking to keep your commercial space clean with a variety of innovative, durable products? Head over to rubbermaidcommercial.com.

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Check out the video for an in-depth overview of the manufacturing of Rubbermaid Commercial Products. Meet team members, see how Brute cans are built, tested, and distributed, and discover the motivation and mission behind RCP's innovative designs.

Rubbermaid FG253100BLA Specs
Height 32 1/2 Inches
Handle Length 27 1/2 Inches
Pan Width 12 3/4 Inches
Pan Depth 11 1/4 Inches
Pan Height 5 Inches
Color Black
Material Plastic
Type Dustpans

Rubbermaid FG253100BLA Details

The Rubbermaid 2531 Lobby Pro upright dustpan is ideal for use in your hotel lobby, restaurant lobby, or banquet hall. With a 12 3/4" wide opening, trash and debris is quickly and easily swept into the pan. Made from durable injection molded plastic, the Lobby Pro is a discreet black color for a professional addition to your janitorial supplies. The durable rear wheels help protect floors from scrapes while improving the wear resistance on the dust pan.

The Rubbermaid 2531 upright lobby dust pan will not stain, discolor, or absorb odors. No more bending, stooping, or crawling on your hands and knees thanks to the 27 1/2" long handle! Plus, the adjustable handle grip provides added comfort for your staff as they work quickly and efficiently to clean floors and hallways.

Overall Dimensions:
Handle Length: 27 1/2"
Pan Width: 12 3/4"
Pan Depth 11 1/4"
Pan Height: 5"

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  • Overall User Rating: Rubbermaid FG253100BLA Lobby Pro Plastic Upright Dust Pan

    4.8 stars from 69 reviews

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    Light and easy to move around for quick use. Stands on its own for when you're sweeping away from it as well. Never had any issues.
    So far my staff loves the new dustpan. Light and it has wheels. Let’s hope it holds up to the heavy use it will see.
    I absolutely love this Rubbermaid dustpan. Great for cleaning up garbage and leaves outside or inside! Easy to use and very convenient handle grip. Great price.
    Great price and durable dust pan. Have had it over a year and it works well. The handle on the bottom makes it easy to empty the contents.
    This product is so disappointing. there is no rubber strip on the bottom of the dustpan. so all the dust and dirt just goes under the pan when you try to sweep it in. waste of money
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    This Rubbermaid upright dust pan is amazing. We use it with our angled broom and they work beautifully together to keep our bakery, shop, and office clean. We usually do not have the debris line that you get with most dust pans. I would highly recommend this product!
    Greart quality product. This dust pan can really take a beating over time. The front lip is very low, which makes it perfect for sweeping up small items like flour.
    This pan works great with the brooms I buy here as well it is just as durable and it is very easy to use plus you can wash each and every night
    This is a very nice dust pan. It has a long handle so so don’t have to bend over and it tilts so the dirt doesn’t fall out
    This plastic dust pan works well. There is nothing all that special about it; pretty basic dust pan. It's a decent price for the quality.
    Rubbermaid manufactures excellent janitorial products. These are heavy duty and durable. They are able to withstand vigorous everyday use. We always use these products for all of our cleaning needs for both the front and back of the house. Great product.
    Great dust pan. It holds up to being used every day. Sturdy and sleek. It holds a good amount of dust and garbage in it.
    these are great to have around, seem sturdy enough, just hope they last and don't crack, or the handle breaks off like i have experiences with other brands.
    i love this dust pan because it has a long handle which makes picking up trash easy. i also love the mouth with the small rubber piece which maek picking up dust really quick and neat. most dust pans you have to try multiple times
    Easy to handle, they are heavy duty plastic which makes it more durable than any other brand. I also like the small wheels that help you protect your floor.
    This has held up to heavy use. It's easy to maneuver, store and use. Handle is sturdy even after months of use and the dust pan itself still looks new.
    Great product! Regular handheld dust pans are surprisingly expensive so when I found these I was excited at the price point and that it was a quality product.
    I like the little wheels on it, so I can roll it anywhere I need. My coworkers treat it like it will never break, and it hasn't. Very high quality and unbreakable
    This dustpan works awesom and it is much more durable than other brands that somehow break very easily. Don’t buy a cheaper product that will just cost you more in the long run
    Best dust pan for your money. It is durable and very easy to use. It is easily stored out of the way in an upright position.

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