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Rubbermaid To Buy Century Items

May 19, 1998

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) _ Rubbermaid Inc.’s subsidiary that makes Graco child car seats has agreed to buy the Century line of car seats, strollers and child carriers for $77.5 million.

Graco Children’s Products Inc. will buy assets of Century Products Co. that include operations in Canton, Macedonia and Twinsburg in Ohio and in Mexico, Rubbermaid said Tuesday.

Century is owned by Wingate Partners, a private investment partnership based in Dallas. The deal does not include Century’s Okla Homer Smith line of cribs and children’s furniture.

Graco also makes infant swings, strollers, walkers and high chairs.

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