WACO, Texas, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE :SHW ) today celebrated the grand opening of its new Waco, Texas Distribution Service Center.
This state-of-the-art S-W Global Supply Chain facility is a key transportation hub in moving paint to serve our customers.
On a daily basis, 326 dedicated associates load 65 tractor trailer trucks that hit the road delivering 3 million pounds of paint product to 700 S-W paint stores across 8 states (TX, LA, OK, AR, NM, CO, MO, KS).
S-W's $39 million investment along with Waco community support, spotlights the company's long-term commitment and partnership.
The Sherwin-Williams leadership team welcomed Waco community leaders for a ribbon cutting and plant tour. (2 pictures attached)
- Wiley Stem – Waco City Manager
- Jana Hixson – District Director to Congressman Bill Flores
- Matt Meadors – President/CEO Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
This is a great day for the Sherwin-Williams Company and the Waco community.
S-W values this partnership. The company has a long history here and we look forward to the future. Sherwin-Williams and the Waco community have both made major investments and we think this innovative facility will be a major boost for our customers and the region.
S-W Distribution Service Center Background:
- 615,000 square feet: 10 football fields/14 acres.
- Built in 166 days. S-W investment: $39 million. Work Force: 326.
- During the year 234 S-W Waco tractor trailers cover 12.4 million miles delivering paint products to 700 S-W paint stores.
- The 12.4 million S-W Waco miles would be like circling the earth 498 times or 52 trips to the moon.
- Sustainability/Green Initiatives: 2 fuels driving success-good for the environment and our customers.
- Carbon footprint reduction: Many truck deliveries are done at night or early morning. By avoiding traffic, S-W can reduce drive time and save fuel.
- Continuous recycling & waste reduction program: Waco recycles 86% of its materials. Plastic wrap (42,000 lbs.), wooden pallets (77,000 lbs.), cardboard (42,000 lbs.), scrap metal (21,000 lbs.).
- Our LED lighting system with on/off motion detectors reduces energy consumption.
- Community Involvement: 50 activities a year with Habitat for Humanity; Charitable donations/sponsorships; Greater Waco Chamber LEAD Program and Technology Business Briefings; Disaster relief assistance.
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.
The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson's® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more.
With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors.
The Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 115 countries around the world.
In 2017 Sherwin-Williams reported sales of $14.9 billion. The company employs approximately 60,000 associates worldwide.
It has a prominent market position in architectural paint in North America, South America, China, Australia and the UK. In industrial coatings, the combined company is a global market leader in packaging coatings, coil coatings, general industrial coatings and industrial wood coatings. Sherwin-Williams shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: SHW). For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.
Contact: Mike Conway: Sherwin-Williams Director, Corporate Communications
Cell: 216.978.1074 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE The Sherwin-Williams Company