Established in 1866, Sherwin-Williams Company is one of the leading producers of paints and coatings in the United States. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the company's core business comprises manufacturing, distribution and sale of coatings and related products. Operating more than 3,300 stores, the company is one of the industry leaders in coating technology. Its capabilities include aerospace coating, automotive finishes, wood product finishes, plastic product finishes and metal finishes and marine coatings. The firm manufactures products under the brand names Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax, Thompson's Water Seal and others. Its products are distributed to mass merchandisers, home centers, paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers and industrial distributors.