The Heritage and Values of RPM, Inc
In 1947, Frank Sullivan, one of the best salesmen in the paint industry, founded Republic Powdered Metals. Today, in the hands of the third generation of Sullivans, the modern RPM has grown to more than $2 billion in sales and extended its reach around the globe. Between 1971 and 2002, under the leadership of Frank's son Tom Sullivan, RPM embarked on an unprecedented string of acquisitions in its industry. The journey is punctuated with stories and adventures in corporate financing. It is also a litany of success. RPM maintained a 50-year record of increased sales and earnings, one of the strongest in corporate America, and has long been a favorite of investors. Lavishly illustrated, The Heritage and Values of RPM, Inc., by Jeffrey L. Rodengen, chronicles the powerful, human, and sometimes witty story of a company founded on rock-solid values rising to the heights of success.
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