True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperatives worldwide. Established as Cotter & Company in 1948, the company employs more than 3,000 associates and supports its retailers through several distribution centers. True Value Company provides a range of products related to exterior maintenance, plumbing, pest management, painting and decoration, appliances, and doors and windows. The cooperative also supplies various plumbing hardware, such as drain augers, faucets, gutter cables, sump pumps, toilet seats, water filters, showerheads, and pipe and tubing cutters. Additionally, it maintains over 5,400 independent retailer locations that operates under the store identities of True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply.