Valspar, Hirshfield's enter distribution agreement

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Hirshfield's is now the distributor of the complete line of Valspar Wood coatings, including stains, varnishes, lacquers, topcoats and other finishing products, according to a joint announcement released by the companies last month.

The new distribution agreement marks the first time the Minnesota-based corporations have partnered to provide wood finishing products to professional woodworkers, cabinetmakers, and millwork producers.

Ten Hirshfield's locations in Minnesota (Alexandria, Baxter, Savage, St. Cloud, Minneapolis, Rochester, Blaine, Monticello, Hopkins-Lathrop, and Bemidji), and two in North Dakota (Fargo and Bismarck), will provide customer support along with the complete line of Valspar Wood coatings.

The new distribution agreement pairs two companies that have long traditions of providing high quality residential and commercial products. Hirshfield's is a fourth-generation, family-owned company that has been in the decorating business for more than 100 years. The Valspar Corp. has produced paints and coatings globally for more than 200 years.

"We consider this agreement with Hirshfield's a landmark in our wood coatings business," said Johnny Green, national distribution sales manager for Valspar Wood, in a news release. "It's not often that a company with the expertise, knowledge and service of Hirshfield's, and a company with the products, research, and chemistry of Valspar, join forces. This relationship has the potential to help both organizations experience solid growth. "

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