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H.B. Fuller Company is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based producer of adhesives and other specialty chemicals used in the construction industry, for home repair and in many other applications where bonding needs to be strong. The company is one of the largest (in 2017) producers of such products in North America according to its Wikipedia article, with 2014 revenue just under $1 billion USD.
The company was founded in 1887 by Henry Brock Fuller when he opened a small food canning operation at Houghton, Michigan. Since then it has gone through several mergers and acquisitions between large corporations and it now operates multiple plants and production facilities all over the world. A list of current major operating divisions is available on the website. It also owns or has investments in several smaller corporations often for completely unrelated purposes.
Fuller is also one of the oldest adhesive producers in North America, having started producing adhesives in 1887 when it was known as Fuller Paints. The company gradually branched out into other areas and by the early 1950s had expanded its product line well beyond paints into specialty products that have become pivotal to modern construction projects. Today it has a long list of products that are used both at home and for industrial applications.