Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
The Valspar Corporation is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. With fiscal 2012 net sales of $4,020.9 million, we believe we are the fifth largest paint and coatings supplier in the world. We manufacture and distribute a broad range of coatings, paints and related products, and we operate our business in two reportable segments: Coatings and Paints. Net sales for our Coatings and Paints segments in 2012 were $2,176.7 million and $1,604.6 million, respectively. We have grown our business by significantly expanding our global presence. In fiscal year 2012, just over half of our business was in North America, with the rest of our business spread throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and South America. We have also grown our business through acquisitions, focusing on the needs of our customers and investing in our brands and proprietary technology. The Valspar Corporation is a Delaware corporation and was founded in 1806. ... More ...