MINNEAPOLIS - The Valspar Corp. has completed the purchase of Madison Chemical Industries Inc., a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Madison was founded in 1975 and has developed a global reputation for its technically advanced products used for critical infrastructures such as water transmission pipelines, water and wastewater management, and potable water storage.

“We are pleased to welcome the Madison team to Valspar,” said Gary Hendrickson, Valspar’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Combining Valspar's existing pipe coating products, global manufacturing and technical resources with Madison’s extensive experience and qualifications in the water infrastructure market provides our customers with a broader array of proven solutions. Bringing four decades of breakthroughs and market leadership into Valspar’s technology portfolio is a big win for our customers.”