THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY Competition
No matter how you coat it, Sherwin-Williams is one of the top paint manufacturers in the US and worldwide (along with Akzo-Nobel, PPG Industries, and Henkel). Sherwin-Williams' products include a variety of paints, finishes, coatings, applicators, and varnishes sold under brands such as Dutch Boy, Krylon, Sherwin-Williams, Thompson's WaterSeal, Ronseal, Sayerlack, and Minwax. The company operates more than 4,000 paint stores worldwide. It sells automotive finishing and refinishing products through wholesale branches worldwide. Other outlets include mass merchandisers, home centers, independent dealers, and automotive retailers. In 2016 Sherwin-Williams agreed to buy rival Valspar for $9.3 billion.