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Online Vote Kicks Off for 2009 “Green Hammer Award” Winner

WEBWIRE and Timberland PRO create competition to encourage sustainable work practices; finalists include wind turbine tech, logger, and locomotive engineer.

The finalists have been selected and the votes are now being cast to pick the recipient of The Green Hammer Award for 2009. When the votes are tallied, the winner will be able to choose $1,000 in work apparel and footwear from Timberland Pro and The Working Person’s Store.

Timberland PRO and The Working Person’s Store created The Green Hammer Award to recognize the efforts of working people everywhere to recycle, reuse and reduce waste on the job. Finalists chosen for the 2009 competition include a wind turbine technician, a locomotive engineer, a logger, and safety manager.

Finalists for the competition are now posted at where visitors to the web site can read the entries and cast their vote. Additionally, ten of the voters will be chosen at random to receive a free pair of Timberland PRO boots.

“These days people understand the importance of conservation and sustainability” said Eric Deniger, CEO of Working Person’s Store. “We believe that meeting the challenge of the present without compromising our future will require the combined effort of government, industry and each one of us as individuals. The purpose of The Green Hammer Award is to recognize the contribution of working people to help us build a more sustainable, environmentally friendly way of life.

“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.”

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