September 17, 2015

Get ready for the first national A Brush with Kindness Week.

July 28, 2015

The paint company is golfing for a cause.

July 1, 2015

The Valspar Scholarship program recognizes scholastic and community achievement by the daughters and sons of Valspar employees.

June 12, 2015

Former Spectrum Brands CEO David Lumley has been elected to The Valspar's Corporation's board of directors, effective June 10.

May 27, 2015

Sales were down, earnings were up and the performance was in line with expecations, according to CEO Gary Hendrickson.

March 19, 2015

Thanks to new products just launched by Valspar, it's easier than ever to attain an aged, distressed paint look.

March 18, 2015

Maybe it's all the publicity that the dress stirred up (here's one for Team Gold and White), but Valspar is aiming its latest initiative at issues related to color perception.

March 11, 2015

Valspar and Room & Board have partnered up, resulting in a curated palette of interior paints to coordinate with the retailer’s collection of American-made home furniture and accessories.

December 1, 2014

Black & Decker's Les Ireland has joined Valspar as its newest EVP and president, Consumer Paint. He succeeds Howard Heckes, who is now EVP and president, Coatings.

“Les Ireland is an exceptional leader with a terrific track record serving customers and growing businesses in markets and geographies where Valspar has great strategic opportunities,” said Gary Hendrickson, Valspar chairman, president and CEO. “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Les to our executive team.”

November 26, 2014

Lowe's has bestowed Valspar with an Innovative Partner of the Year Award, owing to the introduction of its Valspar Reserve paint product.

The award, which typically goes to a number of Lowe's vendor partners who have made significant strides in product development, recognized Valspar Reserve's HydroChroma coloring system.

November 25, 2014

Valspar executives painted a picture of record sales and earnings for 2014.

November 14, 2014

Valspar has completed its acquisition of Madison Chemical Industries, Inc., a coatings manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada.

Madison was originally founded in 1975 and has been pumping out coatings for a range of applications since, up to and including water transmission pipelines, water and wastewater management and potable water storage. 

November 13, 2014

The Valspar Foundation is donating $40,000 to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation in support of the state's sixth annual "Give to the Max Day" this Nov. 13.

The donation is a matching gift for the Zoo's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, which include educational resources, classes, tours and special event days.

November 5, 2014

Louisiana-Pacific has added three new colors to its CanExel prefinished hardboard siding collection, developed in collaboration with Valspar.

The additions -- dark brown Cliffside, light brown Sandalwood and gray Coastline -- bump up the color options to a total of 21.

August 12, 2014

Valspar announced its third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, posting double-digit sales growth that warranted an increase in the company's fiscal 2014 sales growth guidance.

Net sales of $1.20 billion for the quarter represented a 10.5% year-over-year increase.

The company reported net income of $97.83 million, up from $93.81 in the same quarter last year.

August 12, 2014

On an otherwise bumbling day for HCN stocks, Valspar (VAL) got a small lift of 0.46% following the release of an encouraging earnings report.

July 10, 2014

Ace Hardware affiliate Klinker's Lumber & Building Supply of Waverly City, Ohio, was recognized by the state's House of Representatives for opening a new paint studio in May.

The store's paint studio — essentially a remodeled and rethought version of its paint section — now sells Valspar paints, including their Aspire and Professional line of paints, in addition to the Ace line of paint. The paint studio will also allow employees to mix custom paint colors to match customers' color palettes.

May 19, 2014

Lowe’s and Valspar are describing their new Valspar Reserve Paint + Primer with HyrdoChroma Technology as groundbreaking and revolutionary.

A Lowe’s exclusive, the pain retails at $42 to $45 per gallon for interior and $46 to $49 per gallon for exterior.

May 19, 2014

Valspar (VAL) was up 1.43% Monday after the release of a positive Q2 earnings report; Beacon (BECN) was ahead the most at 3.78%, however.

May 19, 2014

On the brink of further growth given its recent debut with Ace's Paint Studio concept, Valspar made solid gains in the second fiscal quarter of 2014.

Net sales of $1.13 billion reflected a year-over-year increase of 9.60% for the quarter ended April 25. The boost was carried mainly by the Coatings segment, which was up 12%; the Paints segment was also up 8%.

Net income came in at about $86.0 million, an 11.8% jump from last year's net of $76.9 million.

May 15, 2014

A buy-one-get-one deal described as the co-op’s most aggressive promotion ever is bolstering the Oak Brook, Illinois-based co-op’s grand opening of The Paint Studio in some 3,200 stores. 

On Saturday and Sunday (May 17 and 18), consumers can get a second gallon for free of either Clark+Kensington or Valspar Optimus.

May 1, 2014

Ace Hardware has rolled out what it's calling its biggest ad campaign ever to promote the co-op's new Paint Studio offering.

And if the ads look like a high-end cosmetic commercial, that's by design. The campaign, jointly developed by Ace and Valspar, is called "Helpful is Beautiful." [Watch the commercial here.]

The Paint Studio is launching nationally this month at more than 3,200 Ace stores, according to the co-op.

February 27, 2014

Valspar is one of a handful of suppliers tapped to receive a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2013, which is awarded to suppliers who "demonstrate innovation" in a product or service provided to John Deere.

February 24, 2014

Houston -- Ace executives took the stage to deliver rousing speeches at the General Session of the Ace 2014 Spring Convention & Exhibits, congratulating retailers on a strong 2013 and outlining the co-op's vision for 2014 and beyond.

Ace even had a proprietary rock 'n' roll theme song dedicated to its strategic initiative, "20/20 Vision," which added a spirited component to a slide show presented at the session. "The view is worth the climb," crooned the singer.