Timeline

1921

1921

1921

Founded to produce varnish for the wooden chair manufacturing industry.

1930

1930s

1930s

Begins building a reputation as the problem-solver for industrial paint line challenges.

1940

1940s

1940s

Fulfills government contracts supplying coatings for a wide range of military equipment applications

1950

1950s

1950s

Begins focusing on providing solutions for manufacturers and refinishers who spray-paint metal parts

1960

1960s

1960s

Advances ahead of the industrial coatings industry, piloting water-based coating formulations and trials. Builds new manufacturing plant to expand production at the current location in Sheboygan.

1970

1970s

1970s

Develops revolutionary conductive coating with outstanding holdout for leading toilet seat manufacturers.

1980

1980s

1980s

Innovates extensive lines of water-based and high-solids coatings, allowing customers in multiple industries to meet Federal VOC requirements well ahead of 1985 deadline. Develops water-based coating to meet EPA standards. Builds state-of-the-art industrial coating manufacturing plant in Cedartown, Georgia, to responsively fulfill orders throughout the southern U.S.

1990

1990s

1990s

Secures national contracts to supply coatings for the waste hauling industry

2000

2000s

2000s

Meets East Coast demand with acquisition of Sentry Paint, located in Pennsylvania. Adds West Coast distribution from Los Angeles, California. Upgrades formulation for racking system coatings.

2010

2010s

2010s

Develops new coating formulation for fire hose industry.

2020

2020s

2020s

Adds leadership talent that further strengthens operational performance and customer service. Formulates innovative water-base dip solutions that perform to better-than-industry standards for the steel door industry. Introduces innovative DTM urethane technology. Develops new zinc-rich primer to fulfill the protection needs of heavy-duty trailer manufacturers. In 2021, celebrates 100th anniversary under the stewardship of the fifth generation of Brownrigg family ownership. Unveils innovative patent-pending technology for a catalyst designed to make environmentally friendly industrial coatings accessible to more industries. Granted U.S. trademark registration for Uraguard® brand polyurethane topcoat, which provides long-lasting protection and beautification of metal products and equipment