| New York Stock Exchange: SHW
The Sherwin-Williams Co. is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. The company operates through three business segments: Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group and Global Finishes Group. The Paint Stores Group segment consists of company-operated specialty paint stores which are engaged in the related business activity of selling paint, coatings and related products to end-use customers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Maarten and Jamaica. The segment markets and sells Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paint and coatings, industrial and marine products, original equipment manufacturer product finishes and related items. The Consumer Group segment develops, manufactures and distributes a variety of paint, coatings and related products to third party customers primarily in the United States and Canada and the Paint Stores Group. The Global Finishes Group segment develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and sells a variety of architectural paint and coatings, industrial and marine products, automotive finishes and refinish products, OEM coatings and related products in North and South America, Europe and Asia. The Sherwin-Williams was founded by Henry Sherwin & Edward Williams in 1866 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.