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The Valspar Corporation develops, manufactures, and distributes a range of coatings, paints, and related products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Coatings and Paints. The Coatings segment offers decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood, and plastic primarily for original equipment manufacturing customers. Its products include primers, top coats, varnishes, sprays, stains, fillers, and other coatings used in manufacturing industries, such as agricultural and construction equipment, appliances, building products, furniture, metal fabrication, metal packaging, and transportation. This segment also provides color design and technical services. The Paints segment offers various paints, primers, topcoats, and aerosol spray paints through retailers, distribution networks, and company-owned stores under the VALSPAR, CABOT, HUARUN, WATTYL, SOLVER, PLASTI-KOTE, DE BEER, OCTORAL, and HOUSE OF KOLOR brands. The company also manufactures and sells specialty polymers and colorants, as well as sells furniture protection plans, and furniture care and repair products under the Guardsman brand. The company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

10,513 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/22/14
Founded in 1806

valspar corp (VAL) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President ...
Total Annual Compensation: $969.2K
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer and ...
Total Annual Compensation: $606.9K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $462.0K
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $358.1K
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Total Annual Compensation: $358.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

valspar corp (VAL) Key Developments

American OEM Selects Valspar for New Tennessee Prefinished Flooring Line

Valspar announced that it has began supplying coatings to a new American OEM hardwood-flooring line in Only, Tennessee. The new line is designed to produce 10,000 square feet of hardwood flooring per hour and delivers the flexibility to switch out finish colors in less than 10 minutes. a first step in that evaluation process, Valspar Wood's application engineers conducted line productivity surveys and mapped line configurations and equipment based on desired production processes. Part of that process includes analyses of line speed, temperatures, calibration, cure parameters, coatings formulas, and color integrity, among other elements required for optimum production. The Valspar Wood team of application engineers, technicians, color formulators, and coatings chemists, reported findings and recommendations back to American OEM management to improve throughput, efficiencies and cost control. From this exercise a standard operating procedure was implemented.

Valspar to Close Two Garland Subsidiaries and Trim 54 Jobs

Valspar Corp. will shut down two subsidiary operations in Garland, cutting 54 jobs in the process. The Engineered Polymer Solutions Inc. subsidiary will close its consumer office located at 701 Shiloh Road in Garland, laying off all the workers there. The distribution center at 2750 Miller Park in Garland will also close. Layoffs for the consumer office go into effect March 17, 2015. The distribution warehouse closes May 22, 2015 but employees will be laid off starting March 27, 2015.

The Valspar Corporation Announces Board Changes

The Valspar Corporation announced the appointment of Les H. Ireland as the company's new Executive Vice President and President of its global Consumer Paint businesses. He will be based in Chicago and report to Valspar Chairman and CEO Gary Hendrickson. Ireland succeeds Howard C. Heckes who has been promoted to Executive Vice President and President of the company's global Coatings businesses.


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