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Introduction

From high-end custom musical instruments to hockey sticks, Valspar protects and enhances a wide range of diverse products. Our technology and dedicated focus to ensuring our partner’s success has helped us become the leader across many markets and segments. If it matters, we are on it!

Valspar’s mission is to enhance and protect our customers’ brands and to help them succeed, for when it matters most. Founded in 1806, Valspar produced the first wood varnish sold in North America. Today, Valspar offers the broadest technology portfolio in the wood coatings industry.

Business Groups

Quality Valspar industrial wood coatings are used on some of the world's most famous brands in a wide variety of products. Our business focuses include:

Kitchen Cabinets
Valspar is proud to be a leading supplier to the semi-custom and custom cabinetry markets in the North America. We have achieved this position through superior service, technology, and knowledge of the markets. Our sales and service teams are seasoned and experienced in furniture-type color styling and assist customers daily in helping to set the market trends in cabinet finishes. In addition, we currently offer the lowest VOC technology in kitchen cabinet coatings along with various UV-cured and formaldehyde-free performance finishes.

Furniture
Valspar is proud to be a global leader in wood finishes for furniture. We offer a full service approach to supporting color, design and the finishing process to our partners in their manufacturing sites around the world. Valspar’s design staff helps to define the latest looks in furniture finishes while we simultaneously aid our customers in helping to lead and respond to the evolving furniture marketplace.

Building Products
Valspar’s Wood Building Products Group is a leader in building product finishes in North America. We offer a diverse mix of products and technologies to best service manufacturers of a variety of building products including exterior composites, doorfacings, interior paneling, mouldings, tileboard, hardwood flooring, and window fashions. Whether the product being manufactured is simply primed or fully pre-finished, Valspar’s Wood Building Products Group partners with customers to provide a complete coatings solution.

Structural Panels
Valspar’s Wood Structural Panel Group is committed to both meeting and exceeding customer requirements. A newly implemented proactive management style is focused on customer service, technical support, and cost efficiencies to best ensure complete satisfaction for Valspar’s customers. Valspar’s commitment to world class technologies ensures the latest product development offerings available in the market.

Distribution
Valspar has leveraged its OEM knowledge and expertise in the furniture, kitchen cabinet, and building products markets to develop quality coatings to service smaller manufacturers and professional craftsmen. We work to provide our Authorized Distributors with coatings solutions that offer industry leading quality and value to the end user regardless of his present size or previous finishing experience of his employees.

Product Technology

Since 1806, Valspar has provided the broadest product line available to the wood finishing marketplace. As the global leader in wood finishes, our products are field tested and market-driven, formulated using the latest technologies and expertise.

Waterborne
Valspar is the leader in advanced waterborne coatings that provide the durability and performance of traditional solvent-based products, yet provide a low odor, VOC-compliant solution. Our ZENITH™ line is the only complete line of Waterborne finishes available and is also certified with GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality.

Solvent
Whether you need to protect a beautiful custom designed kitchen cabinet, dining room table or a fine musical instrument, Valspar offers a full range of easy to apply, reliable and durable performing solvent based coatings. Our Zenith™ G-1 Solvent-borne system provides the look and durability of a solvent based solution, yet provides a HAPs free, extremely low VOC product that can.

UltraViolet & ElectroBeam
From pre-finished hardwood floors to kitchen cabinets, our complete line of advanced UV cure products offer customer improved line speeds and cure times and meet regulatory guidelines for low VOC and HAP content. These coatings reduce finishing costs, offer superior scratch and mar, abrasion and chemical resistance over a variety of substrates.

Color Choice
Valspar’s COLOR choice™ provides one of the most comprehensive color matching and finish design programs offered to the wood coatings marketplace. With COLOR Choice™, you can create an unlimited number of custom colors and designs, produce them with precise accuracy and replicate them with outstanding consistency.

Global Color and Design Studio
At Valspar, we are recognized as the global leader in color and design for wood products. With design centers located across the globe, we offer our partners unique access to highly qualified, experienced master stylists and artists. From the initial concept phase, to market launch, we partner closely with our customers throughout the product development and commercialization process. Our goal is simple: complete customer satisfaction.

Service & Support

With over 200 years of paint and coatings expertise, our partners around the world trust us to be there when they need us most. Whether it’s helping to solve a problem at 2 a.m., providing technical support or innovative product and service solutions, we’re there when it matters most.

Technical Field Service
Dedicated to the wood market, our technical service representatives are the most experienced in the market and provide our customers with support and solutions for any challenge.

Application Engineering Service
With the tools, knowledge and equipment to mimic most customer’s finishing line, our application engineering services group is there to ensure a seamless and smooth new product transition for our customers, reducing line downtime, cost and waste.

Marketing Service and Support
We provide our customers with the tools, materials and support to help promote and sell their products within the market. From online e-learning programs, to in-store point of sale materials, we are there when it matters most.

Regulatory Support
The regulatory environment is rapidly changing. Understanding where the market is going and how to adapt to remain competitive and compliant is critical for the success of any business. We provide our customers with the latest information and knowledge to ensure their success.

Social Responsibility & Sustainability

At Valspar, we define sustainability as a commitment to our core values while achieving financial success, world-class safety performance, environmental excellence and social responsibility. We are committed to delivering long-term benefits to our shareowners, employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. We remain conscious of our impact on future business, communities and human components of the environment in which we live and work.

We are also proud to be the National Paint Sponsor for Habitat for Humanity. To date, we have donated over $35 million in cash and in-kind contributions. Valspar is also the driving force behind "A Brush With Kindness", an innovative urban revitalization program with Habitat for Humanity that is transforming neighborhoods by painting home exteriors and providing repairs and landscaping for low income families, disabled people, and senior citizens.

Toxics Reduction Program

2010/2011
Annual Public Reports - 2010 & 2011 Cornwall Facility

2012
Toxic Substances Reduction Plan 2012 - Public Summary
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2012, PHASE 1 SUBSTANCES
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2012, REG 127 SUBSTANCES
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2012, PHASE 2 SUBSTANCES

2013
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2013, PHASE 1 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2013, PHASE 2 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2013, REG 127 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2013, PLAN COMPARISON 2013 TO 2012

2014
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2014, PHASE 1 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2014, PHASE 2 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2014, REG 127 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2014, PLAN COMPARISON 2014 TO 2013 AND 2012

2015
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2015, PHASE 1 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2015, PHASE 2 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2015, REG 127 ANNUAL REPORT
ONTARIO TOXICS REDUCTION ACT - 2015, PLAN COMPARISON 2015 TO 3 PRIOR YEARS