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Miller Paint Acquires Kelly-Moore's Puget Sound & Selected Assets of 9 of its Stores

Published on 2012-04-26. Author : SpecialChem

Miller Paint announced a new alliance between Kelly-Moore Paints and Miller Paint. Beginning Monday, April 30, 2012, Miller Paint will acquire the Puget Sound business operations and selected assets of the nine Kelly-Moore Paints stores listed below. The nine stores will continue to operate and be immediately available to service existing Kelly-Moore business without interruption. The stores will close for a brief period beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and will reopen on Monday morning at 6:30 a.m.

  • 6101 Airport Way S., Seattle, WA (206) 767-3140
  • 12631 NE 85th Street, Kirkland, WA (425) 822-6092
  • 12012 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, WA (206) 363-0520
  • 350 "C" Sunset Blvd. N., Renton, WA (425) 228-1750
  • 5009 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA (425) 672-2551
  • 4942 State Hwy 303 NE, Bremerton, WA (360) 479-4777
  • 5252 S. Washington Street, Tacoma, WA (253) 473-0221
  • 14205 Meridian E., Puyallup, WA (253) 840-2551
  • 3740 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA (360) 459-5411

The Kelly-Moore store located in Kent, WA, will close permanently on April 27, 2012, and be consolidated into the Miller Paint store in Kent located at the address below. The Kent Miller Paint store will carry the full line of Kelly-Moore products and will service the existing Kelly- Moore business beginning Monday, April 30, 2012, without interruption.

  • 8316 S. 259th Street, Kent, WA (253) 893-0070; store manager: Ryan Wells

With the transition of the Kelly-Moore business to Miller, their plan is to maintain the same fine Kelly-Moore store staff and professional outside sales personnel that currently service customers' business. Miller Paint's commitment is to maintain the same level of pricing for Kelly-Moore products, while extending the range of paint sundry products to include Miller Paint's sundry range. A new account at Miller Paint has already been established for customers with the same credit line and terms enjoyed with Kelly-Moore.

With the new strategic partnership, Miller Paint will have exclusive rights to sell the full range of Kelly-Moore paint products throughout Oregon, Washington and Northern Idaho. Along with Kelly-Moore's architectural and industrial product lines, Miller Paint will have full access to new Kelly-Moore products, color formulas, national specifications, CSI/Green Seal approvals, etc. Additionally, over time, the plan is to carry the Kelly-Moore line in select Miller Paint stores throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the Puget Sound market. This new alliance will allow them to provide the Kelly-Moore customer, with the same quality Kelly- Moore products that they purchase today, but at more store locations.

About Miller Paint Co., Inc.

Miller Paint is a well-established and respected manufacturing-retailer of paint and related products offering unique, high-quality products to both retail consumers and professional painting contractors through, now 49 Miller Paint stores located throughout Oregon, Washington and Northern Idaho. With the new strategic alliance, Miller Paint will have exclusive access to service all market segments with the full range of Kelly-Moore products in the OR, WA and Northern ID markets.

Miller Paint is an employee-owned company that was originally established by Earnest Miller, Sr. in 1890. Since its origin, when Earnest Miller first purchased a stone mill and began manufacturing its own paint, the rich heritage and history of Miller Paint has been centred in the Pacific Northwest. Their corporate headquarters, manufacturing plant and primary distribution warehouse is located in Portland, OR. The owners of Miller Paint are the 280 employees who work in the business today, and own 100% of the company. Miller Paint are active members of the ACA, PDCA, Guild CPO, All Pro, and Color Guild, organizations and associations which gives the company national purchasing power and representation in the US Paint industry.

About Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc.

Headquartered in San Carlos, Calif., Kelly-Moore is one of the largest employee-owned paint companies in the United States, where each employee-owner is committed to offering exceptional customer service. A leader and innovator of waterborne-coating technology, Kelly-Moore was the first major paint company to offer recycled paints, along with one of the largest selections of stock colors. Kelly-Moore is one of the few companies to continue to offer stock colors for superior color consistency. Trusted and preferred by professionals since 1946 as the "Painter's Paint Store" for its high-quality, performance and consistency, Kelly-Moore's paints are safe and easy to use for everyone. The company's environmentally friendly paint factory in San Carlos, Calif., is the recipient of four widely recognized and among the most stringent environmental awards. Kelly-Moore is dedicated to giving back to the communities it serves. This ethos is reflected in its corporate giving program and its numerous industry-leading green business accolades.

Source: Miller Paint


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