WD-40 and Rebuilding Together to Offer Tradesperson of the Year Award

WD-40 Co., in partnership with Rebuilding Together, is looking for the 2010 Rebuilding Together Tradesperson of the Year—a person who reflects the values of both brands, gives back to the community and adds value to his or her skilled trade industry.

Six finalists will be chosen from specific skilled trade categories, including carpenter; contractor; electrician; heating, ventilating and air conditioning technician/plumber; painter; and roofer. One grand prize winner will receive a Super Bowl getaway for two, including air travel, lodging, game tickets and $500 in cash.

The winning tradesperson will also receive $5,000 worth of products and tools courtesy of WD-40 and Sears Blue Tool Crew and appear as a guest co-host on a live national radio broadcast of “On the House with the Carey Brothers,” which is the Tradesperson of the Year national radio partner. The individual who nominates the grand prize winner will also receive $1,500 worth of products and tools. Five runner-up finalists and their nominators will also receive products and tools courtesy of Sears Blue Tool Crew and WD-40.

“We want to honor those who work hard on the job and in their communities, and partnering with Rebuilding Together is a great way to do that,” said Tim Lesmeister, vice president of marketing at WD-40 Co.

The Tradesperson of the Year program officially kicked off during Rebuilding Together’s “Fifty for Five” in New Orleans, a five-day event in August that observed the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by restoring 50 hurricane-devastated homes throughout the city. The block-party event included more than 1,000 volunteers rehabilitating houses, visits from national celebrities, and local music and entertainment. As part of the event, WD-40 Co. employees worked with Rebuilding Together and other volunteers to rehabilitate a home in the Gentilly area.

For more information about the program or to nominate an individual for the award, visit RTTradespersonOfTheYear.com between now and Nov. 16, 2010.

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