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True Value Readies Paint Facility to Produce Hand Sanitizer

True Value Co. is converting parts of its Cary, Illinois, paint manufacturing facility to produce hand sanitizer amid the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19 pandemic. True Value owns one of the largest paint manufacturing facilities in the country, producing millions of gallons …

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Creating a Buzz in Your Paint Department

Color of the Year

For paint manufacturers, announcing a color of the year is big business. A new paint color generates a lot of excitement around their product, and it is a chance to put their distinctive palettes in the spotlight and boost sales. …

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The Art of Paint

Paint Splash

Last year, Chicago, Illinois celebrated the 20th anniversary of the popular “Cows on Parade,” a collection of 334 uniquely painted fiberglass cows sponsored by area businesses, painted by local artists and exhibited on sidewalks and plazas around the city. For …

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Emery Jensen Distribution Announces New Initiatives

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At its first National Sales Meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois, on Jan. 7-8, 2020, Emery Jensen Distribution announced a new national partnership with building materials distributor PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. and aligned the Emery and Jensen sales teams as one …

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7 Insights Into True Value’s Paint Strategy

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At True Value’s 2019 Fall Reunion, division vice president of paint John Vanderpool shared with Hardware Retailing how the company is innovating its paint offering to boost sales for its retailers and provide a comprehensive customer experience. Learn more about …

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Do it Best Celebrates New Products, Expands Paint Options at 2019 Fall Market

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Around nearly every corner of the 2019 Do it Best Fall Market this weekend in Indianapolis, attendees could see New Vendor flags flying high above exhibitors’ booths. The flags are a symbol of the co-op’s commitment to continue providing new …

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Eco-Friendly Opportunities With PaintCare

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For many retailers across the country, partnering with a national recycling initiative has enabled them to offer new services and gain new clientele. For Greg and Kari Carlson, who own Carlson Do it Best in Nisswa, Minnesota, national paint recycling …

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EPA Issues Ban on Consumer Methylene Chloride Products

Methylene Chloride

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new limits on methylene chloride, a chemical found in paint stripping products, The New York Times reports. Previously, the Obama administration had called methylene chloride, which the Times reports has been linked to …

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