The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The company is involved in the creation, distribution, and selling of paints, coatings, and related items catering to a variety of customers such as professionals, industries, commercial entities, and retail buyers. Its operations are divided into three main segments: The Americas Group, Consumer Brands Group, and Performance Coatings Group. The Americas Group primarily provides architectural paints and coatings, alongside protective, marine, and OEM product finishes, catering to both architectural and industrial paint contractors as well as DIY homeowners. On the other hand, the Consumer Brands Group offers a range of branded and private-label products including architectural paints, varnishes, industrial items, wood finishing products, wood preservatives, applicators, corrosion inhibitors, aerosols, caulks, and adhesives, primarily to retailers and distributors. Lastly, the Performance Coatings Group focuses on the development and sale of industrial coatings suitable for wood finishing, general industrial usage, automotive refinishing, protective and marine coatings, coil coatings, packaging coatings, and performance-driven resins and colorants. The distribution of these products is facilitated through a network of retailers, dealers, jobbers, licensees, and other third-party distributors, managed by both an internal sales team and external sales representatives. Sherwin-Williams has a substantial operational presence not only in North and South America but also in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia.