PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Ace Paint Marks 25 Years

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Comment | More

Ace Paint, founded in 1984 as a division of the Ace Hardware Corporation, has become the nation’s 12th largest paint manufacturer and a producer of more than 1,000 products as it marks its 25th anniversary.

Ace Paint Division has two manufacturing facilities totaling more than 500,000 square feet and employing more than 200 employees in the Chicago suburbs. The division produces 20 million gallons of residential and commercial paints each year for Ace hardware stores.

The paint division’s 25th anniversary coincides with the parent company’s 85th year.

“It’s very rare for major retailers to manufacture their own products, which is one of the primary reasons for our long-term success,” said Bill Bauman, vice president of retail support and paint manufacturing for Ace.  “Consumers benefit from an incredible selection of products and colors at a better value than our competitors offer – and our retailers benefit from direct distribution and the opportunity to sell a line of exclusive merchandise.”

Ace’s premium paint lines include a wide array of ready-to-mix colors and thousands of additional color choices. 

Ace Paint has introduced several new lines in recent years. Two years ago, it rolled out a cabinet, door and trim enamel featuring Alkatex, a hybrid technology that combines the finish of an alkyd with the soap-and-water clean-up of latex.  In 2004, Ace launched Ace Sensations with Scotchgard Protector – a premium acrylic latex flat paint with the washability of a semi-gloss. The year 2002 brought Simply Magic ceiling paint, which features an additive that enables it to brush on blue and dry into a pure white matte finish.

Looking ahead, Ace Paint says it plans to revamp the packaging for its core brands, Royal and Quality, in response to consumer feedback. Beyond that, the division is pledging continued focus on the environment – first by reducing VOCs (volatile organic compounds) to 50 grams per liter or less in all core latex paint lines.  Ace Paint also is in the process of researching and pursuing eco-friendly certification for select paint lines through a third-party organization and changing the packaging for water-based products from metal to plastic cans, which means the can and contents will be recyclable, the company says.

With 4,600 hardware, home center and building materials stores that generate annual retail sales of more than $12 billion, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. For more information, visit www.acehardware.com.

   

Tagged categories: Ace Hardware; Ace Paint

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Elcometer, Inc.
New Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge

Best In Class Just Got Better. Technologically Intelligent And Robust. Marvelous Design And Durability. An Earth-Shattering Revolution In Coating Inspection.


Carboline Company
Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces. info@csunitec.com


Polyval Coatings
POLYFLEX brand Polyurea

high chemical resistant membranes are used extensively to protect our environment in secondary containment applications.


Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at
thermioninc.com
877.884.3428


N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.


Van Air Systems
Need a Dry-O-Lite Refill?

Order Dry-O-Lite desiccant from Van Air Systems.
The dependable, and cost-effective solution for dry compressed air.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com