The Sherwin-Williams Company Partners with Fox Industries

Repair and Protection Products Will Enhance Offerings to Customers

CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 22, 2007) – The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced a distribution agreement with Fox Industries, manufacturers of products and systems used to restore and repair concrete, steel and wood structures in the construction industry.

Under the agreement, Sherwin-Williams will nationally distribute many of Fox’s concrete repair materials, protective coatings, epoxy injection materials, joint sealants and waterproofing compounds, thereby expanding Sherwin-Williams’ product line to include restoration materials. “Our sales team was well-aware of the capabilities of Fox products in a number of key markets,” said Doni Riddle, Vice President Industrial & Marine Marketing. “The more both of our companies talked about it, the more sense it made to join forces. By combining Fox Industries’ specialty products with our coatings, the Sherwin-Williams’ sales force can now provide a complete system for concrete structures in various markets.”

“The addition of our product line enables Sherwin-Williams to offer a broadened group of products to their customers. Now, Sherwin-Williams can repair substrates prior to protecting them with their extensive line of coatings,” said Edye Fox Abrams, Vice President of Fox Industries. “We are excited about this new partnership with Sherwin-Williams because together we can increase our capabilities for our customers and bring more value to the market place.”

Since 1969, Fox Industries’ epoxy, urethane, acrylic, polyester and cementitiousbased products have been used in the marine, industrial, transportation, commercial building and public works industries. Baltimore-based Fox Industries is known for its ability to customize formulations to meet specific customer requirements, and for quality, reliable products.

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