Sherwin-Williams, based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, is the world's second largest paint maker, after The Netherlands' Akzo Nobel. Brands include Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy, Krylon, Martin-Senour, Red Devil, Thompson's, and Minwax. Sherwin-Williams has over 3,000 paint stores in North America as well as selling through big-box stores. 
Ad boycott against Air America Radio
Sherwin-Williams refused to advertise on the progressive Air America Radio. In October 2006, around 90 companies, including Sherwin-Williams, told ABC Radio Networks that they did not want their ads to play on radio stations that carried Air America Radio.   
Sherwin-Williams spent $210,000 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. Two lobbying firms were used - Cassidy & Associates and Rick Carne Consulting. 
|Key executives and 2006 pay: ||Options
|Christopher M. Connor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer||$2,930,000||$8,250,000|
|John G. Morikis, Chief Operating Officer||$1,060,000||$2,130,000|
|Sean P. Hennessy, Chief Financial Officer||$1,110,000||$1,210,000|
|Thomas W. Seitz, Sr. VP of Strategic Excellence Initiatives||$726,000||$841,000|
|Louis E. Stellato, Secretary and General Counsel||$747,000||$3,120,000|
Selected members of the Board of Directors: 
- Daniel E. Evans, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
- David F. Hodnik, Former Chief Executive Officer Ace Hardware Corporation
- Robert W. Mahoney, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Diebold, Incorporated
101 Prospect Avenue NW
Cleveland, OH 44115
- ↑ Sherwin-Williams Profile, Hoovers, accessed November 2007.
- ↑ Marc Fisher, "Air America, in the Throes of Victory?", The Washington Post, December 10, 2006.
- ↑ "Air America on Ad Blacklist?", FAIR, October 31, 2006.
- ↑ "Air America Blackout", FAIR.org/ABC memo, October 25, 2006.
- ↑ Sherwin-Williams lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed November 2007.
- ↑ Sherwin-Williams Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed November 2007.
- ↑ Board of Directors, Sherwin-Williams, accessed November 2007.