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Sherwin-Williams Renames Division and Highlights Global Capabilities

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Sherwin-Williams announced that its Chemical Coatings Division has been renamed Product Finishes.  Following the acquisitions of industrial wood finishing leaders Becker Acroma and Sayerlack in 2010, the newly expanded Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division now boasts a very strong presence in Europe, adding significant manufacturing and distribution capabilities.  These acquisitions also added to the company’s existing infrastructure in China and Asia, doubling its capabilities.

Drew McCandless, President of the Product Finishes Division states, “The time was right to reflect our expanded footprint with a name that articulates the division’s focus on providing finishes that meet customers’ performance, compliance and aesthetic demands.”

Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division, with the addition of technical centers, manufacturing facilities and substantial distribution infrastructure around the globe, enables Sherwin-Williams to deliver coatings systems to OEMs and manufacturers quickly and efficiently. “Welcoming Becker Acroma and Sayerlack into the Sherwin-Williams family is an enormous win for our global customers,” says McCandless.

Sherwin-Williams, a global leader in technical support and solutions, color and design expertise , and customized design engineering, is now able to marry its world-renowned expertise with a newly expanded product portfolio with unique coating solutions for a variety of industrial finishing markets.

About Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes
The Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes Division provides metal, plastic and wood finishing solutions to global brands and OEMs of: kitchen cabinets, heavy equipment, wind energy, medical equipment, electronic enclosures, metal building products, wood building products, automotive under hold, metal and wood furniture, military equipment and munitions and general finishing.  Product Finishes’ manufacturing, technical, facility and distribution networks span six continents. This expansive infrastructure allows Sherwin-Williams to provide our OEM partners with advanced liquid and powder product finishes, extensive on-sight technical resources, design and color expertise, and regional manufacturing support - all on a global scale.  For more than 145 years customers have trusted Sherwin-Williams for a better finish.  For a Better Finish. Ask Sherwin-Williams. 

For more information, visit: http://oem.sherwin.com.

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