At Seymour, excellence isn't just a standard; it's a legacy that began in 1949 with the visionary founder, Ed Seymour. Today, Seymour stands as the brand of choice for professionals and DIYers worldwide who demand nothing short of perfection on the first coat. As a cornerstone of the aerosol industry, Seymour has redefined the way the world paints, earning its place as the largest family-owned and privately held aerosol paint manufacturer in the United States.
A Heritage of Innovation
The Seymour legacy started with a pioneering invention – the aerosol paint can. In 1949, Ed Seymour, the founder, demonstrated an aluminum paint using a novelty spray can. This groundbreaking idea evolved into a global industry, forever changing the way we paint. What began as a small operation in Sycamore, Illinois, soon expanded, with Seymour becoming the beacon of innovation in the aerosol paint realm.
Continuous Evolution and Expansion
Over the decades, Seymour continued to evolve, introducing refinements and improvements to maintain Ed Seymour's commitment to uncompromising quality. In the 1960s, the Automotive Division was launched, providing automotive aftermarket coatings. Seymour's dedication to quality led to private label programs in the 1970s and the introduction of protective coatings for industrial and commercial equipment maintenance through the Industrial Division.
The 1980s marked a period of industry leadership for Seymour, with innovations such as water-based traffic paint and inverted tip markers. The commitment to quality, value, and innovation has been unwavering, positioning Seymour as a leader in the industry.