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We Do Lines Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

Monday, September 20, 2010

We Do Lines Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Sherwin-Williams15:23 EDT Monday, September 20, 2010Parking Lot Striping Start-Up Teams Up with Leading Coatings ManufacturerRIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- We Do Lines USA, Inc., the nation's first parking lot striping franchise, and Sherwin-Williams, a leading supplier of paints and coatings, have formed a strategic partnership. Through the partnership, Sherwin-Williams will be the primary paint supplier to We Do Lines franchisees, providing training, supplies and expert knowledge of the markets where both companies do business.According to Chris Couri, President of We Do Lines, the parking lot line striping market is vast and virtually untapped. In fact, in the United States, there are an estimated 50 million parking spaces representing a $1 billion parking lot striping segment of a $29 billion parking lot industry. "For a service with such high demand, we have created a concept that is efficient, reliable and socially responsible through our Lines for Charity program," said Couri."Sherwin-Williams offers a broad range of pavement marking solutions for any demanding application or ambient condition," said Richard May, Sherwin-Williams national account manager. "Sherwin-Williams products and We Do Lines' franchise concept are ideally suited to provide solutions to organizations in need of fast-drying, durable and environmentally responsible parking lot striping services."The partnership will position We Do Lines for further growth and development. Working with North America's largest single-source paint and coatings supplier lends tremendous quality recognition and brand power to the company. We Do Lines GrowthWe Do Lines has sold six territories since its launch as a franchise only nine months ago and they continue to have a pipeline full of qualified prospects.In February 2008, Couri, Tom Darrow, and Dan Rella, noticed that while their collective 50 years of business experience came in different industries, their match culturally paved their idea to redefine a broken and rough industry with top-tier customer service and a meticulous attention to detail. With efficient systems in place, and a very strong first location, We Do Lines plans to expand nationally with a goal of reaching the 100-unit mark within the next three years. ABOUT WE DO LINES, USABased in Ridgefield, Conn., and founded in 2008 by three friends looking to revolutionize a $1 billion segment of a $29 billion industry, We Do Lines, USA, a full-service parking lot striping franchise provides quality, low V.O.C. and reliable line striping services in a timely and cost efficient manner. Its services make parking lots everywhere safer, more functional and cleaner, while enhancing the overall aesthetics of the property. We Do Lines, USA accomplishes this mission by utilizing a combination of state-of-the-art technology and trained professionals to ensure a top-quality end result. Ask Sherwin-WilliamsFor over 140 years, Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) has satisfied the coating and color needs of builders, designers, specifiers, property managers and contractors. Sherwin-Williams provides fast, flexible, responsive local service and personalized, expert advice. More than 3,300 stores and 1,600 sales representatives make Sherwin-Williams North America's largest single-source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings. Visit sherwin-williams.com. For green solutions, visit swgreenspecs.com.MEDIA CONTACT:Kristen HealeyNo Limit Media Consulting919-244-1680Kristen@nolimitmediaconsulting.comSOURCE We Do Lines USA, Inc.For further information: Kristen Healey, No Limit Media Consulting, +1-919-244-1680, Kristen@nolimitmediaconsulting.com