Sherwin-Williams Wins Award for Superior Service

Steel Plus Network Recognizes Sherwin-Williams for Exceptional Service, Reliability and Cost-Effectiveness

CLEVELAND, July 3, 2007 –The Sherwin-Williams Company has been named the “2006 Best Supplier of the Year” by Steel Plus Network’s 80 steel fabricator members.

“Our members chose Sherwin-Williams as the best supplier of the year because it has a commitment to product and service excellence unmatched by others” said Guy Cyr, Director of Commercial Agreements at Steel Plus Network. “In the steel fabricating industry, we need product as fast as possible and Sherwin-Williams never fails to meet or exceed our members’ expectations.”

Founded in 1995, Steel Plus Network is a group of 80 steel fabricating companies with plants in the United States and Canada. Sherwin-Williams is a preferred member supplier of the Steel Plus Network, along with 35 other suppliers who work collaboratively with its fabricators. Steel Plus Network works to create and strengthen business ties between steel fabricators and preferred suppliers in order to establish longlasting relationships. It offers programs, training and business development opportunities to its members.

“We appreciate being named the Steel Plus Network Best Supplier of the Year because its members are our customers,” said Jay Shubrook, Sherwin-Williams National Director of Industrial and Marine Sales and Marketing. “We pride ourselves in being the ideal source for products and services for our steel fabricator customers, and this award validates that commitment.”

Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings group serves North America with a broad line of high-performance coatings, comprehensive technical service and the industry’s largest distribution system. Relying on more than 140 years of experience in formulating industrial coatings, the group provides cost-effective solutions for applications where extreme corrosion, abrasion and chemical attack are present.

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