READING, PA – C.H. Briggs Co., one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded distribution rights for Valspar wood finishes in the mid-Atlantic region. The agreement grants C.H. Briggs the rights to market and distribute Valspar’s complete line of stains, varnishes, lacquers, topcoats, and other finishing products, including the Luster Lac, Valtec, Valguard, ValPro, and Zenith brands.

“We are delighted to partner with an industry leader like Valspar,” said Don Schalk, president and COO, C.H. Briggs Company. “This alliance reinforces our dedication to providing our customers with the most innovative products and premier brands. Valspar’s commitment to market-leading finish technologies and superior quality products aligns perfectly with our mission to provide our customers with innovative solutions and expert service that will help them grow their businesses.”

A full stock offering will be available to ship in February 2012. C.H. Briggs in-house Wood Finish Specialist, Mark Litwin, will be available for product demonstrations, custom color matches, and to provide experienced technical support in the field. Litwin joins the C.H. Briggs team with over 20 years experience in the wood coatings industry.

About C.H. Briggs Co.:

C.H. Briggs markets and distributes specialty building materials. Founded in 1969 and operating in North America, C.H. Briggs offers a wide range of innovative products and services in hardware, board and surfacing materials. The company is the preferred sourcing partner for creators and users of commercial and residential building spaces. For more information, visit the company’s web site at

About Valspar

The Valspar Corp. is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry. Valspar is dedicated to environmental improvement, making strides in the reduction of waste, emissions and pollutants, and advancing worker health and safety around the globe. Consumer-facing is an online resource providing environmental advice on painting projects. For more information about Valspar products, visit

Source: C.H. Briggs Co.

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