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Columbia Paint & Coatings to merge with Sherwin-Williams



2007-08-29 08:44:00




The Sherwin-Williams Company and Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Following the consummation of the merger, Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. will become a subsidiary of Sherwin-Williams.

Columbia Paint & Coatings Co., headquartered in Spokane, WA, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of paints and coatings in the western and pacific northwestern portions of the U.S. Columbia services the professional painting contractor, builder and DIY markets through 41 company-owned stores. The transaction will be completed upon the receipt of all regulatory approvals.

"Columbia Paint & Coatings has built a respected and admired company with 60 years of history in the paint and coatings industry," said H. H. (Larry) Larison, CEO of Columbia Paint & Coatings Co. "Sherwin Williams is a very well managed and highly respected multi-national company and we at Columbia Paint are very excited about this merger and are confident that it will allow us to provide a stronger level of service and support to our customers, both now and in the future."

"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Columbia Paint. Sherwin-Williams has great respect for the Columbia Paint organization and we are excited about bringing Columbia Paint into the Sherwin-Williams family," said Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO of The Sherwin-Williams Company. "After the transaction is completed, Columbia's paints and coatings will continue to be provided through Columbia's existing stores. We are looking forward to working with the Columbia organization and we believe we will improve our service to professional painting contractors, builders and DIY customers."
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa---I hate to say it but we have a great relationship with SW. Our rep is very receptive to what we need and we buy enough from them to have contact with the upper management if we need it.

Wolverine, they are also still looking for a company to buy that manufactures something to seal high moisture concrete for epoxy floors. You may have SW logo on your lab coat before you know it!!:eek: :sick: :brows: :nuke:

The evil empire continues to seek and destroy.:whistling2: :whistling2: :whistling2:
 

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Wolverine, they are also still looking for a company to buy that manufactures something to seal high moisture concrete for epoxy floors. You may have SW logo on your lab coat before you know it!!
I'm SURE we have a products that works... and I'm SURE that I will never wear an SW labcoat! 100% certain! ;)
 

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I'm SURE we have a products that works... and I'm SURE that I will never wear an SW labcoat! 100% certain! ;)
Glad you took that the way I intended, I was a little worried you would not think that was funny.:thumbsup: I still have your contact info, when things slow down a little I'll track you down.:yes:
 

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So SW is devouring regional companies all over the U.S?They did it here in Madison , Wi with Mautz paint co.Mautz was locally well respected and had a very high market share.SW had outlets placed within a block or two of Mautz outlets at the time of the buyout a couple of years ago and they still have yet to close a single store.The Mautz stores remain open under the "Mautz" name but carry and push more SW products as time goes on.Its like,Hey this Mautz stuff is O.K but this SW stuff is alot better though it costs more.I'll admit there are products that I've tried and liked that I would'nt have ,had they not merged (I was a loyal Mautz guy).I just wonder how long they will continue to operate both names before totally phasing out Mautz.
 

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