The Val-Test group is a buying / Marketing Group for Distributors in the Hardware, Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Housewares, Marine, and Decorative Arts Industries.that supplies over 100 + wholesalers who distribute to 22,000 +retailers. It was founded in 1962 and has sales in excess of $2 billion per year. It markets Keen Kutter private label products. The company is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It has formed a strategic alliance with Distribution America.