The Valspar Corp is a Delaware corporation and was founded in 1806. The Company is a manufacturer and distributor of coatings and paints. It operates its business in two reportable segments namely Coatings and Paints. Its coating segment includes industrial product lines and its packaging product line. It offers range of decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood and plastic, for sale to original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Products within its coatings segment include primers, top coats, varnishes, sprays, stains, fillers and other coatings for a range of manufacturing industries, including agricultural and construction equipment, appliances, building products, furniture, metal fabrication, metal packaging and transportation. It also provides technical, manufacturing and formulation services for its customers. Its industrial product lines include general industrial, coil and wood coatings. Its general industrial product line provides customers a single source for powder, liquid and electrodeposition coatings technologies for variety of industries, including agricultural and construction equipment, pipe, lawn and garden, appliance, transportation and marine shipping containers. Its coil product line produces coatings applied to metal coils used to manufacture pre-engineered buildings and building components, other metal building and architectural products and appliances. Its wood product line supplies decorative and protective coatings for wood furniture, building products, cabinets and floors. It also provides color design and technical service to its customers. Its packaging product line includes coatings for the interior and exterior of packaging containers, principally metal food containers and beverage cans. It's also produces coatings for aerosol and paint cans, crowns for glass bottles, plastic packaging and bottle closures. Its paints segment includes its consumer paints and automotive paint refinishes product lines. It offers variety of paints, primers, topcoats and aerosol spray paints through retailers, distribution networks and company-owned stores. It offers a portfolio of interior and exterior decorative paints, stains, primers, varnishes and specialty decorative products, such as enamels, aerosols and faux finishes, used in both the do-it-yourself and professional markets. In the U.S. and Canada, it offers branded products and private-label brands through more than 10,000 points of sale. The primary distribution channels for these products are home centers, hardware stores, distributors and independent dealers. In China, it sells branded consumer paints through distributors and exclusive retailers. In Australia and New Zealand, it sells branded consumer paints through independent dealers, hardware chains, home centers and Valspar company-owned stores. Its primary brands include Valspar and Cabot in the U.S., Huarun in China, Wattyl, Solver and Valspar in Australia, New Zealand, Valspar, Plasti-Kote in the U.K. and Ireland. Its automotive product line includes refinish paints and aerosol spray paints sold through automotive refinish distributors, body shops, automotive supply distributors and automotive supply retailers. It distributes these products under the De Beer, Valspar, Octoral and House of Kolor brands. The Company is subject to numerous laws and regulations that control the manufacturing, marketing, sale, use and disposal of its products.
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