Posted by Joseph Trexler
Today's guest speakers were Jeffrey Maycan and Lori Feuerhelm from True Value Paint Manufacturing. Jeff is the Factory Director for their facility located here, in Cary. This 600,000 square foot building is the only paint manufacturing plant that True Value processes. The 135 employees working at this facility are responsible for producing and distributing paint to True Value's 4700 stores. Their efforts account for 4% of the company's total revenue, but 50% of its profit.
Depending on the type and color being produced, each batch of paint can have 7 to 20 different ingredients, all of which are warehoused on site. This makes it possible to provide over 1,000 Stock Keeping Units (SKU's) to meet the current demands of their customers and the ability to produce in excess of 50,000 gallons a day. In addition, as stated on True Value's Website, its EasyCare Ultra Premium Acrylic Latex paint has been certified as asthma and allergy friendly.
Thanks, Jeffrey and Lori for a very informative and interesting presentation. More information about True Value Paints can be found on their website at