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  • Glidden (paints)

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    Glidden is a paint brand manufactured by PPG Industries, one of the largest global coatings companies, and sold at The Home Depot, Walmart, independent paint dealers and on Amazon. Glidden was purchased by British conglomerate ICI in 1986, which in turn was later acquired by Dutch conglomerate AkzoNobel in 2008. PPG Industries announced an agreement to acquire Glidden from AkzoNobel for $1.05 billion on December 14, 2012. The transaction closed April 1, 2013. Following the deal, PPG will be the second largest paint manufacturer in North America, behind Sherwin-Williams.

  • Masco

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    Ford Motor Company Building (Former Masco Headquarters), Taylor, MichiganMasco Corporation is a manufacturer of products for the home improvement and new home construction markets. Comprising more than 20 companies, the Masco conglomerate operates nearly 60 manufacturing facilities in the United States and over 20 in other parts of the world. Since 1969 it trades on the NYSE. Under the leadership of Richard Manoogian, the company grew exponentially and subsequently joined the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations. As of 2007, Masco employed approximately 32,500 employees and has approximately 6,000 shareholders. The company is currently ranked at 373 on the Fortune 500. As of December 31, 2007, Masco had a little over ten billion dollars in assets, and the company’s total revenue was $11.77 billion. Total sales for the company in 2009 were 7.8 billion. In 2010, the company had worldwide sales of $7.6 billion and approximately 90 manufacturing facilities. The current CEO is Keith J. Allman.

  • Valspar

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    The Valspar Corporation is a manufacturer of paint and coatings based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. With over 11,000 employees in 25 countries and a company history that spanned two centuries, it was the sixth largest paint and coating corporation in the world. Valspar was founded in 1806 as a paint dealership in Boston, Massachusetts. The Valspar name emerged in 1903 as the name of a clear varnish and became the company name in 1932. On March 20, 2016, Sherwin-Williams announced its intention to pay $9.3 billion to acquire Valspar. The acquisition finalized on June 1, 2017.

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