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Valspar Names Exclusive Distributor For Decorative Powder Coatings in North America

February 4, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, February 4, 2011 – The Valspar Corporation (NYSE-VAL) announced today that it has selected as the exclusive decorative powder coatings distributor for those customers who purchase in small quantities in the U.S. and Canada. Effective February 14 , ChemPoint will provide marketing, sales and order fulfillment for this key segment of customers.
“We are excited to bring the customer-driven focus of ChemPoint to Valspar,” said Joe Laehu, Marketing Director for Valspar General Industrial. “The combination of ChemPoint’s strong network and distribution expertise and Valspar’s innovation and technology capabilities will create significant value for our customers.”
“Adding Valspar as a new partner presents tremendous opportunity for us,” commented Nick Barrett, ChemPoint Industrial Business Director. “After participating in the powder coating industry for the past six years, we’ve learned how important it is to be aligned with a producer that has both a product offering with superior product quality and performance as well as a business culture and management team that’s of equal quality and performance.  We look forward to growing our partnership with them in the future.”
In early February, ChemPoint will begin proactively contacting powder coating buyers to introduce them to Valspar’s product portfolio and services. To purchase material, please contact ChemPoint via telephone at 800-485-9569, fax at 425-378-8675, e-mail at or online through Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support and request samples by calling 800-485-9569 or by e-mailing
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