Masco Corp was incorporated under the laws of Michigan in 1929 and in 1968 was reincorporated under the laws of Delaware. The Company manufactures, distributes and installs home improvement and building products, with emphasis on brand name consumer products and services holding positions in their markets. The Company is a manufacturer in North America of a number of home improvement and building products, including faucets, cabinets, architectural coatings and windows and it is also an installer of insulation for the new home construction market. It generally provides product offerings in a variety of styles and price points and distribute products through multiple channels, including directly to homebuilders and wholesale and retail channels. In North America, the Company manufactures and sells economy, stock, semi-custom, assembled and ready-to-assemble cabinetry for kitchen, bath, storage, home office and home entertainment applications in a broad range of styles and price points. In Europe, it manufactures and sells assembled and ready-to-assemble kitchen, bath, storage, home office and home entertainment cabinetry. The Company's plumbing products segment sells faucet and showering devices that are manufactured by or for it. The Company's plumbing products are sold in North America and Europe under various brand names including DELTA, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, BRIZO, BRASSTECH, BRISTANtm, NEWPORT BRASS, ALSONS, SIRRUStm and PLUMB SHOP. Products include single-handle and double-handle faucets, showerheads, handheld showers and valves, which are sold to retail accounts and to wholesalers and distributors who sell these products to plumbers, building contractors, remodelers, smaller retailers and others. Masco's Installation and Other Services segment sells installed building products and distributes building products to the new home construction market, and to a lesser extent, the commercial construction market, throughout the United States. The Company produces architectural coatings including paints, primers, specialty paint products, stains, varnishes and waterproofing products. The products are sold in the United States, Canada, China, Mexico and South America under the brand names BEHR and KILZ to 'do-it-yourself' and professional customers through home centers, paint stores and other retailers. The Company works in compliance with the Government regulations pertaining to health and safety and environmental concerns.
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