Sherwin-Williams is synonymous with paint, but did you know that they’re also one of the largest trucking companies in the U.S.?
Sherwin-Williams is best known as an industry-leader and innovator in coatings, such as paint, stains and automotive finishes, so it was a surprise to learn that Sherwin-Williams’ private fleet is also recognized as one of largest trucking companies operating in the U.S. today.
Established in 1982, the Sherwin-Williams award-winning private trucking fleet includes approximately 700 drivers operating nearly 800 power units and nearly 1900 trailers. And the operation is rapidly growing. They’ve climbed from the 64th largest private fleet in the U.S. in 2018 to the 50th in 2019 with annual sales of $17.5 billion.
And they don’t just deliver to the more than 3500 Sherwin-Williams stores — their drivers have also recently started making product deliveries to Lowe’s.
Sherwin-Williams was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866 and has grown to become the largest coatings manufacturer in the United States with annual sales of $9.5 billion.