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Green Hammer Award to Spotlight Sustainable Building Practices

WEBWIRE and Timberland PRO announce Green Hammer Award competition to encourage innovative, sustainable building practices; America to vote for winner!

Buchanan, MI – October 20, 2008 – Timberland PRO and The Working Person’s Store have announced the first annual Green Hammer Award competition to honor (and reward) the efforts put forth by America’s workforce to preserve and protect our environment through sustainable building practices.

Green Hammer Award entrants are invited to submit a photo and brief description of a project where they’ve been able to reduce their use of natural resources, or recycle materials in an innovative way. Finalists for the competition will be posted on the web site. Visitors will then be invited to vote for their favorite entry. When the votes are counted, the winning entrant will receive $1,000 worth of Timberland PRO boots and work apparel of their choice from

“These days most people understand the importance of conservation, recycling and sustainability” said Eric Deniger, CEO of Working Person’s Store. “It’s important that we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

“We’re proud to partner with the Working Person’s Store in sponsoring the Green Hammer Award” said Susan Emerick, Marketing Manager of Timberland PRO. “This initiative is in line with Timberland’s focus on finding grassroots organizations to partner with that are also committed to sustainability, reusing and recycling materials, educating participants, and encouraging carbon neutrality in an effort to improve the communities in which we live and work.”

The web site was recently picked for Internet Retailer magazine’s “Hot 100 Best Web Sites” award, and was one of Inc. magazine’s top 25 retailers from the 2008 “Inc. 500” list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America.

About The Working Person’s Store

Since 1995, The Working Person’s Store has grown into a leading multi-channel resource for quality work apparel, footwear and safety-gear by leading brands including Carhartt, Dickies, Wolverine World Wide, Carolina Shoe, Timberland PRO, Bates Shoes and Boots, Dr. Martens Shoes, and over a hundred other quality brands. The Lakeville, Indiana based company was recently named the third fastest growing e-retailer in America, and was the fastest growing online retailer specific to the apparel category. Details at – Dedicated to the Working Person.

About Timberland PRO

Building on the Timberland (NYSE: TBL) heritage of craftsmanship and quality, Timberland PRO is recognized as an industry leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for working professionals who require the best comfort and protection on the job. Timberland PRO embraces the company’s commitment of “doing well and doing good”–forging powerful partnerships among employees, consumers and service partners to transform the communities in which they live and work. To learn more about Timberland PRO, please visit: To learn more about Timberland, please visit


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