Sherwin-Williams Announces Protective & Marine Coatings

New name for former Industrial & Marine Coatings reflects company’s commitment to protecting customers’ assets and the environment

CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 24, 2009) – Sherwin-Williams has announced the newlynamed Protective & Marine Coatings. Formerly Sherwin-Williams Industrial & Marine Coatings, the new Protective & Marine Coatings group will continue to serve markets including water and wastewater, petrochemical, food and beverage, power, marine and offshore, pharmaceuticals, health care, roads and bridges, steel fabrication, industrial flooring, rail, pulp and paper, and general industrial.

The new name reflects the company’s commitment to protecting the assets of its customers through innovative coatings solutions. It also reflects Sherwin-Williams’ commitment to protect the environment through the continued introduction of coatings having the industry’s lowest levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

“We offer a complete line of coatings formulations – including acrylics, alkyds, epoxies, urethanes and zincs – that comply with the country’s most stringent environmental regulations, including those set by Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District,” said Doni Riddle, Protective & Marine Vice President of Sales.

“Our customers and coatings specifiers can be confident that in working with Sherwin-Williams, they will have access to products that meet or exceed environmental emissions regulations throughout the Americas.”

Sherwin-Williams also operates a broad distribution system throughout the Americas. Sherwin-Williams’ corrosion experts can recommend and design protective coatings systems for a wide variety of applications in a spectrum of industries and markets. For more information, visit www.sherwin-williams.com/protective

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