2012 IW Excellence in Action Series

Sherwin-Williams Columbus Plant
Columbus, OH

Thursday, October 11, 2012



The Sherwin-Williams Columbus Plant is part of the Paint & Coatings Division.  The Paint & Coatings Division is responsible for the manufacture and distribution of all branded and private label products of The Sherwin-Williams Company.

The mission of the Paint & Coatings Division is to strengthen our operations and supply chains around the world, reinforce our commitment to world-class quality, world-class service, and enhance centers of excellence through the exchange of best practices in systems, tools and processes.



This site uses continuous improvement tools such as six sigma methodology and lean manufacturing concepts to drive significant improvement in their focus areas: safety, quality, sustainability including their “green” efforts, and productivity.

Tour attendees will see these concepts while touring the main production floor including the warehouse, shipping, receiving, manufacturing, filling, the quality assurance lab, and regional research & development lab. 

The tour will also describe the basic paint making process from raw material gathering through the batch making process, as well as, the packaging and shipping.    




7:00 am - 8:00 am            Attendees check-in at Four Points by Sheraton Columbus Airport
8:00 am                              Attendees board motor coach & depart for plant 
8:30 am                              Arrive at plant
8:45 am - 9:15 am           Overview of company, plant, what participants will see on the tour 

9:15 am - 10:45 am         Tour
10:45 am - 11:15 am       Question & answer 

11:15 am                            Attendees board motor coach & depart for 
Four Points by Sheraton Columbus Airport




PRECLUSION STATEMENT: IndustryWeek may be required to preclude attendees from attending this tour. This step will be taken solely by IndustryWeek at the request of our host plant based upon the proprietary nature of information that is to be presented. The host plants' decisions are final and will be communicated to attendees in advance. Some participants on the tour may be asked to complete a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:  Please note the following dress code:

---Safety glasses must be worn and will be provided by the plant.
---Shoes that cover the entire foot must be worn.  No sandles or open toed shoes are permitted.  
---Cell phones must be completely OFF on the production floor.




Your Excellence in Action tour registration also includes:

·         Breakfast 

·         Transportation to/from Sherwin-Williams

**Please note your registration does NOT include overnight accommodations.






The motor coaches will depart from:

Four Points by Sheraton Columbus Airport
3030 Plaza Properties Blvd
Columbus, OH  43219
(complimentary parking at hotel)

Tour participants are required to check in at the Excellence in Action Series registration desk during the specified time.


Please note that all participants must utilize transportation provided by IndustryWeek. Participants are NOT permitted to drive separately to the facility. There are no exceptions to this policy.



Four Points by Sheraton Columbus Airport
3030 Plaza Properties Blvd
Columbus, OH  43219

(complimentary parking at hotel)

Rate:  $129 + tax per night

The cutoff date for all reservations is September 26, 2012.

To make a reservation, simply visit: