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The Valspar Corporation

(Public)  
Chemical
5,000 - 10,000 employees  |  
Overview
The Valspar Corporation is one of the largest global coatings manufacturers in the world, providing coatings and coating intermediates to a wide variety of customers. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality, and the best customer service in the coatings industry.

With more than 9,500 employees in over 25 countries, Valspar is in a truly unique position to supply customers with the coating solutions they need. Our products include:

Paints, varnishes, and stains for the do-it-yourself and professional markets Coatings and inks for rigid packaging, particularly food and beverage cans .Factory applied coatings for industrial customers and original equipment manufacturers
Automotive refinish and specialty coatings
High performance floor coatings for industrial, commercial, and sports flooring applications
Polymers and dispersions for paint and coatings manufacturers, and more Interior protective coatings and external basecoats and overvarnishes with highest abrasion resistance for aluminum monobloc aerosol cans and bottle cans
Basecoats and internal protective coatings for aluminum collapsible tubes Matt, soft-feel and other special effect coatings for plastic and glass containers for the cosmetic industry
UV varnishes, water based varnishes and laminating adhesives for the Graphic Arts market
Primers, coatings and varnishes for industrial coils on steel, HDG and aluminum for the building industry Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, our diverse array of products makes us one of the most complete suppliers anywhere, and the sixth largest paint and coatings company in the world.
Benefits
Valspar Benefits Valspar provides benefits programs that give employees the flexibility to create custom benefit packages that are just right for them. Valspar's benefits program primarily consists of two parts: different forms of insurance and retirement savings programs. Eligible employees are offered a variety of benefit options including:
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401k retirement program
  • Profit sharing or pension programs
  • Performance bonus incentive plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Vacation and recognized holidays
  • Employee assistance program In addition to our benefits programs, Valspar offers its employees a large number of programs designed to benefit them inside and outside of their careers. Some program examples include:
    • Education assistance program
    • Corporate Training Programs
    • Employee dependent scholarship program
    • Employee dependent summer student employment program
    • Candidate referral reward program
    • Company-wide job posting program
    • Performance and service award programs
    • Employee product discount programs Relocation program
  • Career Opportunities
    Valspar Hosts the Valspar Paint Performance Challenge

    Wheeling, IL – June 11, 2007 – The Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, today announced it has become a major sponsor of The US Open and the US Open Series. This marks the first comprehensive sports partnership for Valspar, as well as a new business category for the sport of tennis. The new arrangement coincides with the launch of Valspar’s new consumer paint brand, and will include a full summer-long fan competition, “The Valspar Paint Performance Challenge,” which culminates with an opportunity to compete with the pros at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, the annual youth tennis and entertainment festival that kicks-off the US Open.
    Mission
    The Valspar Corporation's mission is to be the best coatings company in the world as judged by our customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers and the communities in which we operate. To become the best, we must:

    • Be #1 or #2 and a technology leader in each of our target markets
    • Be in the top five in global sales
    • Be the leader in sales growth, earnings growth and return on investment
    • Be the lowest cost supplier through integrating technology and productivity improvements
    • Be environmentally responsible
    • Establish an accident-free work environment and above all else
    • Always act with integrity and comply with ethical codes of business conduct
    Products
    Market Segments
    Our diverse array of products makes us one of the most complete suppliers anywhere, and the sixth largest paint and coatings company in the world. Please link to one of the products and brand pages to learn more about a specific Valspar offering.

    Architectural & Residential
  • High Performance Architectural Coatings
  • Packaging Coatings
  • Wood Coatings
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Automotive Coatings
  • Kustom Finishes
  • Coating Intermediates

    Consumer Brands
    Whether you are a homeowner, motor vehicle enthusiast, an avid do-it-yourselfer for home improvements, a contractor, a professional decorator, faux finisher or paint retailer, you know the name Valspar. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality, and the best customer service in the industry.
  • Contact
    Valspar Headquarters
    1101 S. Third St.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    55415-1211
    Phone: 612-332-7371
    Fax: 612-375-7723