l PPG Industries has reported that its first quarter coatings sales rose $72 million, or seven percent, due to the strengthening of foreign currencies and stronger volumes in its architectural, aerospace, automotive original equipment and industrial businesses. Volume rose two percent with the largest increases coming from its North American and Asian businesses. European volume was down about two percent, according to the company. PPG said operating earnings for its coatings business rose $68 million.
PPG’s First Quarter Sales Rise Seven Percent
Published August 10, 2005
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