as recognition of an underserved market, our industrial coatings
division has grown since our partnership formed the first
unit in 1996 in Spencer, IA. We called it The Arnold Group
Commercial Performance Coatings, which focused on selling
industrial paint to light duty manufacturers around the area.
of spectacular sales and management people and timely delivery,
the division grew to the point that in 2003, we purchased
Industrial Paint Supply (IPS) an industrial coatings distributor
in Omaha which is now located in the Specialty Sales Warehouse.
two units make up what is now called Industrial Paint Solutions.
They cover a trade area of portions of five states and are
now considered one of PPG’s largest industrial coatings
distributors. They focus not only on the traditional liquid
coatings, but also have become experts in powder coating,
aircraft, sign paint, and specialized military coatings.
their customers include airplane rebuilders, large and small
fleets of trucking companies, manufacturers, The U.S. Army,
and sign companies.
of Industrial Paint Solutions is built upon the concept of
increasing sales and profits through training, marketing,
and improving the operational efficiencies of our customers.
Because people still buy from people, we strive to set our
team apart from those of our competition. We continually make
an investment in our team members so that they are the best
that they can be. The founder of our company, E.P. Arnold,
was fond of stating that you build a business with people,
not with bricks and mortar. This attitude is a tenet of our
constitution on customer service. Since people are vital to
our organization and our continued success, we feel that each
year our products and people strive to touch the world.