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SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY. In 2013 the Sherwin-Williams Company was an American Fortune 500 company in the general building materials industry. The company primarily engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America and Europe. The company is mostly known through its Sherwin-Williams Paints line.

Founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in Cleveland, Ohio in 1866, the company operates through four segments: Paint Stores Group (known as Sherwin-Williams Stores), Consumer Group, Latin America Coatings Group, and Global Finishes Group.




The 1942 Dubuque Classified Business Directory through 1968 Dubuque City Directory listed 560 Main.

The 1970 through 1974 Dubuque City Directory listed 401 Locust.

The 1977 and 1980 Dubuque City Directory listed Sherwin-Williams Decorating Center at the same address.

The 1985 through 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed 1690 John F. Kennedy.

The 2014 addresses included 2070 Holliday Drive and 1690 John F. Kennedy.