{made in Minnesota Monday: Graco}

As a Minnesota company, Hirshfield’s is proud to offer many Minnesota-made products! Besides Hirshfield’s paint, which is manufactured in Minneapolis and sold throughout the state, Hirshfield’s also offers a range of other products made right here in Minnesota! Each Monday we’ll take a closer look at some of these products, starting today with Graco!

Graco’s story begins on a cold winter day in Minneapolis in 1926. Russell Gray, then a parking lot attendant, figured there had to be a better way to lubricate cars than by using hand-operated grease guns. The temperature that day had dropped so low, the grease was impossible to move. So Russell developed a grease gun powered by air pressure, which was met with rave reviews.

By 1948 the company had moved into the paint industry with the introduction of its first paint pump. In 1957, the Gray Company (the name was changed to Graco in 1969) developed an airless spray gun, cementing the company as a market leader in spray coating and painting.

Hirshfield’s is proud to sell a variety of Graco’s Minnesota-made products in retail locations across the state!

Graco was one of the exhibitors at last year’s Hirshfield’s contractor show:

Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.

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