100 Years of Tnemec

A Celebration of Tnemec's "Yrutnec," Building from Our Past into the Future.

Despite being a company whose name is spelled backwards, Tnemec has spent the last 100 years focused on moving forward, providing products and services that have helped to 'cement' our reputation as one of the most reliable, innovative coating providers in the industry. In 2021, we celebrated a century – or as we call it, a 'yrutnec' – of good fortune and great products, as we look into the future at the next 100 years of coating innovations. Since the day we were founded in 1921, our goal as a company has been to help our customers protect their investments, and that will continue into the next century, too. Here is a collective look at all that Tnemec has done since the beginning, to share our story with all of our long-time clients, and those new to the Tnemec name.

JPCL Feature Article: Tnemec Company Celebrates Its First Cement-ury

In 2021, Managing Editor of JPCL, Destiny Johnson, visited the Tnemec corporate office and the North Kansas City plant to "meet the folks behind the brand, learn about its history and see where the paint manufacturing magic happens."

To read more about Tnemec and our 100th year, as told by JPCL, download the article below:



A Century Done The Tnemec Way

  • 100 Year Highlights


      Tnemec products have helped to protect a wide variety of world-renowned structures over the years, but which one is the most impressive project? Throughout this past year, gathered up a list of landmark projects that have included Tnemec coatings in their building plan and we will compare them based on design, historical impact, longevity and (of course) their coating systems.

      What structure will be crowned the Tnemec Project of the Century? Watch the video to find out the Project of the Century.

    • Image Archives

      If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then Tnemec has a lot to say. Click the link below to check out some of our favorite vintage photos from the last 100 years of our coating company. We'll continue to add more photos and images throughout the year as we dig into our archives and share what we find with you.


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  • Mission Statement

    • Tnemec Company, Inc. is dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality performance coatings and linings for the protection and beautification of surfaces in markets we serve around the world. We uniquely support architects, engineers, contractors, and facility owners through locally connected independent sales representatives. The pursuit of innovative technologies and the highest quality raw materials are strategic trademarks of how we continue to earn the reputation as the most reliable brand of professional paints and coatings. Longevity and experience among all Tnemec people enhance our product value for our customers. Our commitment to private ownership allows Tnemec to grow through thoughtful product innovation and expansion to new business markets and global regions. This is how we maintain competitive positioning, strengthen the brand, and reward shareholders. We foster a hardworking and caring company culture, steadfastly committed to private ownership. We are a family. The multigenerational support and ownership of the employees and representatives will ensure our values stay intact as they have since 1921. This is the foundation of our entrepreneurial spirit.


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