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Rust-Oleum Corporation
Stopping Rust is Just the Start™

There's a high-seas adventure story behind the creation of Rust-Oleum® coatings. A Scottish-born sea captain, Robert Fergusson, noticed that when fish oil spilled on rusty metal decks, corrosion stopped spreading.

This observation inspired the Captain to create the world's first rust-preventivepaint. But it wasn't easy. After settling in New Orleans, Captain Fergussonspent years of painstaking research in an attempt to formulate a fish-oil-based paint.

Finally, in 1921, the Captain got a whiff of the sweet smell of success.He perfected a paint that stopped rust, dried overnight and left no lingering aroma. Rust-Oleum Corporation was born.

Today, Rust-Oleum Corporation,backed by the resources of their parent company, RPM International Inc., isa worldwide leader in protective paints and coatingsfor both home and industry. Besides their famous rust-fighting paints, their products range from decorative American Accents paints to durable High Performanceindustrial coatings. After more than 80 years, Captain Fergusson's spirit of innovation,determination and commitment to quality lives on at Rust-Oleum. And if youwant proof, just take a quick tour of their site.

Products Industrial Adhesives, Plastics, Elastomers Polymers
Address 11 Hawthorn Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1499
Country United States
Telephone (847) 816-2209
(800) 769-6565
Fax (847) 816-2272



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