5. RPM International Inc.
Chairman/CEO: Frank C. Sullivan
2020 Coatings Sales: $5.5 billion for fiscal year ended May 31, 2020
RPM owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across four segments.
RPM’s Construction Products Group is comprised of businesses that manufacture construction sealants and adhesives, coatings and chemicals, roofing systems, concrete admixture and repair products, building envelope solutions, insulated cladding and concrete forms, flooring systems, and waterproofing solutions. They are used for construction, maintenance and restoration of various industrial, commercial and infrastructure applications. Leading brands include Tremco, Flowcrete, Euclid Chemical, Nudura and Dryvit. The group’s products are sold to distributors, contractors and end users over a large geographic footprint that spans approximately 130 countries and territories. The Construction Products Group generates about 34% of RPM’s net sales.
RPM’s Performance Coatings Group provides construction, maintenance and restoration products, including high-performance flooring solutions, corrosion control and fireproofing coatings, fiberglass-reinforced plastic grating, drainage systems, and infrastructure repair systems for industrial and commercial use. Leading brands include Stonhard, Carboline, Fibergrate and USL. Its products are sold worldwide to contractors and distributors, as well as directly to end users with a unique supply-and-apply model serving manufacturers, public institutions and other commercial customers. The Performance Coatings Group generates approximately 20% of RPM’s total sales.
RPM’s Consumer Group includes businesses that make small-project paints and coatings, primers, caulks and sealants, hobby and craft products, wood stains and finishes, wall and wood repair products, and household cleaners and stain removers that are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement. Leading brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser and Varathane. Its products are marketed primarily in North America, with an increasing presence in Europe, Australia, South Africa and South America. Sold through home improvement centers, hardware and paint stores, mass merchants, and craft shops, these brands can be found on nearly every garage or basement shelf throughout the United States and Canada. The Consumer Group generates approximately 35% of RPM’s net sales.
RPM’s Specialty Products Group is comprised of businesses that produce fluorescent pigments, wood stains, finishes and treatments, powder coatings, marine coatings, restoration and cleaning solutions, edible coatings, and other specialty OEM coatings. Leading brands include Day-Glo, Legend Brands, Mohawk and Pettit. Its products are marketed primarily in the United States, with a growing presence throughout Europe. They are sold to contractors and distributors, as well as directly to end users such as manufacturers, public institutions and other commercial customers. The Specialty Products Group generates about 11% of RPM’s total sales.
Parent Company: RPM International Inc.
Notes: Recent transactions include the acquisitions of Ali Industries LLC, a leading manufacturer of sandpaper and other abrasives; Bison Innovative Products, a leading manufacturer of raised flooring systems; and Tuff Coat, the world’s number-one rubberized non-skid coating used for aquatic applications.
Source: Company contact, Annual Report, press releases