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WELL-OILED MACHINE

MANUFACTURING: WD-40 Co. Treats Its Brand With Kid Gloves By Brad Graves Monday, May 16, 2011
   
CEO Garry Ridge says WD-40 Co. is coming out with a new product called WD-40 Specialist. It will be just the second product with WD-40 in its name.

CEO Garry Ridge says WD-40 Co. is coming out with a new product called WD-40 Specialist. It will be just the second product with WD-40 in its name. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

WD-40 CO.

CEO: Garry Ridge.

Revenue: $321.5 million in fiscal 2010; $292 million in fiscal 2009.

Net income: $36.1 million in fiscal 2010; $26.3 million in fiscal 2009.

No. of local employees: 96.

Headquarters: San Diego’s Bay Park area.

Year founded: 1953 as Rocket Chemical Co.

Stock symbol and exchange: WDFC on Nasdaq.

Company description: Maker of multipurpose lubricant and home cleaning supplies.

Before the year is over, WD-40 Co...

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