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Rudd Wood Finishes, Miller Paint Join Forces on Professional Wood Coatings

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Seattle, Wash. – May 20, 2013 – Miller Paint is now the distributor of the complete line of Rudd Wood coatings, including stains, varnishes, lacquers, topcoats, and other finishing products, according to a joint announcement released by the companies today. The new distribution agreement marks the first time the two Northwest‐based corporations have partnered to provide a complete line of wood finishing products to professional woodworkers, cabinetmakers, and millwork producers.

50 Miller locations in Washington and Oregon will provide customer support along with the complete line of Rudd Wood coatings.

The new distribution agreement pairs two companies that each have long traditions of providing high quality residential and commercial products in the Pacific Northwest. Miller Paint is an employee‐owned company that has been in the decorating business for over 120 years and a leader in their markets. The Rudd Company, Inc has produced Wood Finishes and coatings for more than 101 years.

“Miller Paint is excited about the opportunity to distribute the entire Rudd Wood coating offering,” said Paul Sawyer, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “This alliance will allow us to expand our customer base and offer some of the finest products available on the market.”

“We consider this agreement with Miller Paint a landmark in our wood coatings business and a solid first step in rolling out our National Distribution Program” said Jeff Takac, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It’s not often that a company with the expertise, knowledge and service of Miller Paint, and a company with the products, research, and chemistry of Rudd, join forces. This relationship has the potential to help both organizations experience solid growth. ”