The Valspar Corp.
| New York Stock Exchange: VAL
The Valspar Corp. manufactures and distributes a broad range of coatings, paints and related products. Valspar operates its business through two segments: Coatings and Paints. The Coatings segment includes its packaging product line and industrial product lines. The segment offers decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood and plastic, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturing customers in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Its products includes primers, top coats, varnishes, sprays, stains, fillers and other coatings used in a range of manufacturing industries, including agricultural equipment, appliances, building products, construction equipment, furniture, metal fabrication, metal packaging and transportation. The second segment, Paints includes a wide variety of products such as paints, primers, topcoats and aerosol spray paints sold primarily through retailers, distribution networks and company-owned stores. This segment includes consumer paints and automotive refinish product lines. The consumer paints product line offer a broad portfolio of interior and exterior decorative paints, stains, primers, varnishes, high performance floor paints and specialty decorative products, such as enamels, aerosols and faux finishes, used in both the do-it-yourself and professional markets. The automotive product line includes refinish paints and aerosol spray paints that are sold through automotive refinish distributors, body shops, automotive supply distributors and automotive supply retailers. The company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.