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1709 Lake Drive W
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Telephone: 952-448-2766

Year Started: 2001

# American Employees: 7
  The Handy Paint Pail was created in 2001 in classic Do-It-Yourself style. Mark Bergman was doing some painting around his house using the standard "coffee can" paint container. When Mark’s hand began to tire, he designed a strap out of duct tape and the Handy Paint Pail was born. This unique new product has been achieving tremendous sales results in hardware stores, home centers and paint stores since it hit the market in February of 2002. Both do-it-yourself painters and professionals are attracted to the ergonomic design and multiple features. The Handy Paint Pail was developed to solve issues that everyone has experienced when painting. It will hold up to a quart of paint, and the adjustable strap allows for custom fit and comfort. The strap can also affix to a belt for hands free use when climbing a ladder. A magnet is mounted on the inside to hold the brush, and a built in scraper lip removes excess paint. The Handy Paint Pail is made in the USA out of polypropylene material, which is extremely durable, solvent resistant and easy to clean. New Handy Paint Pail disposable liners were developed and became available in December, 2002. The liners are being sold in six packs and are made in the USA using 100% recycled material. The liners eliminate clean up and allow for quick color changes. Disposable covers were added to the line in December, 2003. The covers prevent paint from drying out on the job while masking or doing other tasks. They are sold in packs of four and come with clip strips. The Handy Paint Pails are sold in cases and are also available in a variety of freestanding floor displays. In 2004, after 2 years of success with the HANDy Paint Pail, Bercom saw a demand to add a pail that holds more paint and has the same features as the original pail but also can accommodate a mini roller and larger brush. This demand created the HANDy Paint Pail PRO SERIES, which also includes liners. With this addition Bercom created a wide variety of merchandising displays that function like vending machines. The year 2007 brought more innovation to the Handy Paint Pail family when Bercom launched the new HANDy Ladder Pail. What makes this product unique is the patented bracket which easily attaches to most step and extension ladders. This new Multi-use pail is the perfect tool for any project up and down a ladder. The built in bracket, magnetic brush holder, roller grid and tool and rag holder makes this multi-use pail the perfect answer for any project on or off a ladder. In 2008, Bercom made some changes and improvements to their existing products and expanded their product line, beginning with the color of the pails. Bercom believed that if they urge their customers to continuously change colors, why shouldn’t they? Not to mention the new color was extremely eye catching! So, after five years of producing gray pails, Bercom changed the color to red. Following that trend, Bercom changed the color of the Pro Series Paint Pail, made it lighter in weight, lower in price, and re-named it the HANDy Roller Pail. In addition, requests from customers wanting to attach the Roller Pail to a ladder led to the creation of the HANDy Ladder Hook. Not only does this item secure the HANDy Roller Pail or a standard paint can to any ladder, this mini-bungee can be used for many other applications. The most exciting and successful new product from Bercom in 2008, however, was the HANDy Paint Cup. This new entry-level paint cup hit the ground in a dead sprint. Although it does not have all the features as the original HANDy Paint Pail, it grants the customer the ability to afford something similar. The disposable HANDy Paint Cup holds up to a pint of paint and has a built in magnet, which makes it perfect for trim work and craft projects! In 2009 - 2010, Bercom rolled out two new items – the HANDy Paint Tray and HANDy Paint Tray Liners. Before the creation of the HANDy Paint Tray, the design of ordinary paint trays had not changed for many years, and they were generally not very functional. For example, they were often flimsy and difficult to transport. The new HANDy Paint Tray has ergonomic handles on both ends, making it sturdy and easy to move, without fear of spilling. Additionally, ordinary roller trays require constant re-filling because they are not deep enough to hold a significant amount of paint. Bercom’s new tray, however, easily holds up to a gallon of paint –enough for an entire room. Also, like most other Bercom products, the HANDy Paint Tray has a built-in magnetic brush holder that accommodates up to a 4” brush, making it possible to always have a brush nearby while keeping it out of the way of the roller, as well as out of the paint. The HANDy Paint Tray Liners, which are made of 100% recycled material, are especially unique because they snap into place, unlike other roller tray liners that are often difficult to keep in place. In February of 2011, Bercom launched a unique product unlike anything else on the market – the HANDy Bucket Builder. Proudly made in the USA, these plastic lids securely attach to the top or bottom of any standard 5-gallon bucket. They are specially designed so lumber locks and slides into place, making it easy to create an instant work table, sawhorse, bench, etc. out of common job site debris. The HANDy Bucket Builders also allow buckets to securely stack and lock into place. The possibilities are endless!  
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