Diamond Vogel Paints is a family-owned, Midwesternbased paint manufacturer and retailer headquartered in Orange City, IA. The company operates seven manufacturing facilities an over 80 service center outlets. The company is a provider of liquid and powder coatings for industrial OEM applications, architectural paints for commercial and homeowner applications, and heavy-duty protective coatings for industrial maintenance applications. In 2010 Vogel signed an agreement with Hesse-Lignal of Hamm, Germany to become its exclusive licensee for the manufacture of wood coatings in the U.S. The newly created Vogel Industrial Wood Coatings group will market Hesse coatings and technology through independent representatives and distributors throughout the U.S. Hesse-Lignal is one of the leading producers of interior wood finishes in Europe and has 26 partners and daughter companies around the world. Hesse has a strong background in a variety of technologies including lacquer, urethanes, water-based and UV-cure coatings and has a strong portfolio of environmentally friendly coatings.