March 4, 2014

Ace Hardware was mentioned 28 times during Valspar Corp.’s latest earnings call. Longtime partner Lowe’s was mentioned only 22 times.

August 14, 2013

Paint giant Valspar has every intention of profiting from its move to acquire the Ace Hardware private-label paint business, it just hasn't happened yet.

Valspar executives walked analysts through the plan during the company's third-quarter conference call. The analysts seemed highly interested in Valspar's seven-month-old relationship with Ace. 

February 13, 2013

After signing a long-term deal to supply paint for Ace Hardware, Valspar CEO Gary Hendrickson expects to ride the recovery to increased sales.

June 6, 2012

Valspar Corp. has announced that its board of directors elected Gary Hendrickson, Valspar’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective immediately. Hendrickson succeeds William Mansfield, who is retiring after serving as chairman since August 2007, as CEO from 2005 to 2011, and as president from 2005 to 2008.

The appointment completes a transition plan put in place a year ago, according to the Minneapolis-based paint and coatings manufacturer.