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2013-06-20 08:27:25

New Grant Program to Help Cities Expand Efforts to Address Rising Obesity Rates and Jump-start Healthy Lifestyles in Low-Income Communities LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today named three cities as recipients of Healthy Communities Grants. The Healthy Communities Grant Program is a new USCM and Weight Watchers initiative designed to help communities curb obesity by fostering...

2013-06-20 08:26:25

Racine Will Receive Assistance from Weight Watchers to Support Healthy Lifestyles in Lower-Income Communities RACINE, Wis., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Racine, Wis. was today named a winner in the Healthy Communities Grant Program, an initiative of Weight Watchers International, Inc. and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). Racine was selected for its commitment to healthy living, evident through programs like Well Racine. The Healthy Communities Grant Program...

2013-06-14 08:25:57

Angie Kutchery, Animal Care Specialist at the Racine Zoo tells her story RACINE, Wis., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Angie Kutchery, Animal Care Specialist at the Racine Zoo, is primary macropod specialist managing all aspects of care for the Zoo's red kangaroos and wallaroos. Kutchery describes an atypical situation in which she and the team rallied together to help one red kangaroo fight cancer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130614/CG31947) January 29, 2013...

2013-05-30 16:21:52

SC Johnson Credited for Voluntary Efforts to Improve Air Quality by Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air RACINE, Wis., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson was honored by the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air (WPCA), a coalition of more than 250 Wisconsin-based businesses, community organizations, schools and government agencies, for their voluntary efforts to improve air quality. The awards were presented during the 2013 Clean Air Extravaganza at the new UWM Joseph J. Zilber School of...

2013-05-17 12:21:49

Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson Named "Friend of the Library" for Encouraging Racine Children to Read Nearly Two Million Books RACINE, Wis., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Racine Public Library named Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson's Chairman and CEO, "Friend of the Library," their highest honor. Johnson received the award for sponsoring the Racine Reads: Dream Big! program during the 2011-2012 school year which challenged 10,000 local elementary school students to read one...

2013-05-14 12:22:41

Company's Support of Brazil's Caatinga Region Leads to Sustainable Supply, Honorable Legacy RACINE, Wis., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, SC Johnson celebrated 15 years of commitment to preserving the Brazilian Caatinga Region, the ecoregion located in northeast Brazil. The family company's long history with Brazil, and the region, dates back to 1935, when third generation leader H.F. Johnson Jr. traveled to Fortaleza, Brazil in pursuit of a permanent reserve of Carnauba...

2013-04-22 16:21:37

Palmen of Racine stocks Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles RACINE, Wis., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Consumers will often do what it takes to get the best deal. That's a big reason why Palmen of Racine serves such a large area around the Milwaukee and Racine areas. The deals along with the professional and knowledgeable sales staff at the dealership keeps customers coming back. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130422/CG98921) Palmen of Racine is a popular...

2013-03-21 08:24:58

Smart Twist(TM) Cleaning System Now Available Exclusively Online RACINE, Wis., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announces the innovative Smart Twist(TM) Cleaning System, which uses less packaging and helps reduce waste with three concentrated cleaners in one space-saving, handy sprayer. This breakthrough cleaning product offers a fast and easy solution and provides another everyday green option for busy families. The Smart Twist(TM) Cleaning System is available exclusively...

2013-02-19 08:25:12

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Privately-held SC Johnson released today its 2012 annual public sustainability report (www.scjohnson.com/report) which shares the latest information on the family company's ongoing work to achieve its 2016 environmental goals by using more clean energy, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and creating innovative products that use fewer resources. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-02-12 16:24:17

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Technical College celebrated the grand opening of its expanded SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center in Sturtevant, Wis., today. The region's first flexible manufacturing training center--Tarnowski Hall-- includes training in computer numerical control (CNC) machining, welding, metal fabrication, automated manufacturing systems, and industrial robotics. (Photo:...