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The grant recipients and funding purposes were:
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The World Alliance is a global organization whose members work toward clean and sustainable economies by committing to help governments, companies and other institutions meet their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies.
 
As a member at the Innovator level, PPG can access World Alliance resources to assess the deployability, sustainability and viability of its proposed efficiency solutions. The organization also helps link solution providers like PPG with investors, and it supports members in their efforts to promote efficiency innovations to global decision makers.
 
As part of its membership, PPG will submit sustainable-advantaged products and services to the World Alliance to be considered for inclusion in its #1000solutions Portfolio. Selected solutions will be presented at a global conference to governments, corporations and others to help them achieve their environmental targets. Preferred solutions will help achieve several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically those related to clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; industry innovation and infrastructure; sustainable cities and communities; and responsible consumption.
 
“Through the #1000solutions Portfolio project, we have the opportunity to bring our efficiency and other breakthroughs to a broader audience and strengthen our stature as a sustainability leader,” said Mark Cancilla, PPG vice president, environment, health and safety. “We look forward to being an active member of the World Alliance and sharing our efforts with other global innovators.”
 
Cancilla noted that the #1000solutions Portfolio project is firmly aligned with PPG’s existing sustainability efforts and goals as outlined in the company’s just-released 2017 Sustainability Report. The report includes updates on PPG's ongoing contributions to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the company’s 2017 progress and new 2025 sustainability goals, which include achieving 40 percent of sales from sustainable products and processes.
 
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The new paint process, which was developed in collaboration with Dürr Systems, Inc., can help reduce energy consumption by up to 39 percent by permitting a significantly lower curing temperature and faster flash and dehydration times. The process features a next-generation PPG waterborne crosslinking chemistry that cures at 80°C – compared to 140°C for current systems – and can reduce flash and dehydration requirements by several minutes per vehicle.
 
The new system can enable OEMs to reduce the physical footprint of their paint shop operations because fewer ovens are needed and cure temperatures are lower. In addition, the ability to coat metal and heat-sensitive parts such as plastics and composites at the same time can simplify the manufacturing process.
 
“Project LEAPP focuses on technology initiatives that can have a transformative effect on paint shop operations, sustainability and vehicle appearance,” said David Fenn, PPG research manager, automotive OEM coatings. “We are eager to share the results of this important project during SURCAR and begin the process of commercializing the technology.”
 
The Project LEAPP presentation will take place during the event’s “Paint Shop Innovation” technical session on Thursday afternoon, June 14. Presenters will include Fenn and Jim Pakkala, Dürr Systems, Inc. senior engineering manager.
 
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www.ppg.com

PUBLIC COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1883

REVENUE: $14.8 billion (2016: $14.24 billion)

MARKETS SERVED
Aerospace, Architectural coatings - Americas and Asia Pacific, Architectural coatings - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Automotive OEM coatings, Automotive Refinish, Industrial coatings, Packaging coatings, Protective and Marine coatings, Specialty coatings and materials

KEY EXECUTIVES
Michael H. McGarry, chairman and CEO; Glenn E. Bost II, SVP and general counsel; Vincent J. Morales, SVP and CFO; Radhika Batra, VP, Global Supply Management; David S. Bem, VP, Science and Technology and CTO; Gregory B. Benckart, VP, Automotive Refinish, Americas; Karl H. Bergström, VP, PPG Architectural Coatings, Latin America and president, PPG Comex; Kevin D. Braun, VP, Industrial Coatings, Americas; Donna J. Broome, VP, Architectural Coatings, Trade, U.S. and Canada; Mark Cancilla, VP, Environment, Health and Safety; Christopher R. Caruso, VP, Information Technology; David J. Cole, VP, Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada; Gary R. Danowski, VP, Automotive Coatings; Jeffrey C. Davies, VP, Corporate Development; Anne M. Foulkes, VP, associate general counsel and secretary; Barry N. Gillespie, VP, Aerospace Products; Jean-Marie Greindl, SVP, Architectural Coatings and President, PPG EMEA; Michael Horton, president, PPG Asia/Pacific, and VP, Protective and Marine Coatings, Asia/Pacific; Bryan N. Iams, VP, Corporate and Government Affairs; Anup Jain, VP, Specialty Coatings and Materials; John A. Jankowski, VP and treasurer; Roald Johannsen, VP, Automotive Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Diane M. Kappas, VP, Protective and Marine Coatings, Americas; Mark C. Kelly, VP and Controller; Timothy M. Knavish, SVP, Industrial Coatings; Johann (John) F. Kolling, VP, Tax Administration; Rajesh Lall, VP Operations, Industrial Coatings and PPG Asia/Pacific; Adriana Macouzet, VP, PPG Latin America and GM, Protective and Marine Coatings, Latin America; Matthew C. Marek, VP, Automotive Coatings, Americas; Jeffrey J. Oravitz, VP, PPG Coatings Services and President, MetoKote; John R. Outcalt, VP, Automotive Refinish; Vincent Robin, VP, Automotive Coatings, Asia/Pacific; Hervé Tiberghien, VP, Human Resources; Ram Vadlamannati, SVP, Protective and Marine Coatings; Jane N. Valenta, VP, Global Technical Architectural Coatings; Timothy Welsh, VP, Australia and New Zealand and GM, Architectural Coatings, Australia and New Zealand; Kenneth J. West, VP, Packaging Coatings; Max Wetzel, VP, Global Strategic Marketing, Architectural Coatings; Pauline Yuen, VP, Refinish Coatings, Asia/Pacific; Jérôme Zamblera, VP, Automotive Refinish,Europe, Middle East and Africa.

PPG is recognized and respected around the world as a leading paint, coatings and specialty materials manufacturer, providing technologically advanced solutions. PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces.

PPG reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2017. The company’s 2017 full-year reported net income from continuing operations was $1.4 billion. The company spent $480 million on average R&D investment annually over the last four years.

PPG employs approximately 47,000 people worldwide. In 2017, Industrial Coatings comprised 41 percent of net sales, with Performance Coatings comprising 59 percent of net sales.

PPG’s Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings reportable segments supply coatings and specialty materials for customers in a wide array of end-use markets, including industrial equipment and components, packaging material; aircraft and marine equipment; automotive original equipment; as well as for other industrial and consumer products. In addition to supplying coatings to the automotive OEM market, PPG supplies refinishes to the automotive aftermarket. PPG also serves commercial and residential new build and maintenance markets by supplying coatings to painting and maintenance contractors and directly to consumers for decoration and maintenance. PPG operates in more than 70 countries worldwide.

PPG launched the following products in 2017:
• OLYMPIC SmartGuard stain in a pouch;
• PPG SPECTRACRON 128 industrial shop primer;
• PPG TIMELESS Paint;
• Revolutionary secondary fuel vapor barrier for transport
  aircraft;
• PPG next-generation PSX 805, PSX 800 coatings for steel,
  metal applications;
• PPG SPECTRACRON ADVANTEDGE HPP primer;
• Sigma Air Pure: improves indoor air quality;
• PPG AEROCRON electrocoat primer: first commercial
  e-coat technology available to aircraft manufacturers.

Key Happenings in 2017

• Jan. 2017: Completed acquisition of DEUTEK S.A., a leading Romanian paint and architectural coatings manufacturer. Acquired certain assets of automotive refinish coatings company Futian Xinshi;
• April 2017: Purchased the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in Asian joint venture comprising IVC (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and IVC-OPS (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. from joint venture partner, Omni-Plus System Pte. Ltd.;
• Sept. 2017: Completed the sale of its remaining fiberglass operations to Nippon Electric Glass. With the sale of the final piece of its Glass reportable business segment, PPG is now nearly 100 percent focused on paints, coatings and specialty materials;
• Oct. 2017: Acquired The Crown Group, a U.S.-based coatings application services business;
• Jan. 2018: Acquired architectural paint and coatings wholesaler ProCoatings. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-07-03 10:03:00 [updated_at] => 2019-02-26 14:10:53 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["308086","306777","306459","306029","305979","304084","302938","302876","302465","300557","300494","300413","300296","299214","298757","298749","296411","294798","294159"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 288239 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 171058 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 171058 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => PPG Marks 135th Anniversary with NYSE Closing Bell Ceremony [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => ppg-marks-135th-anniversary-with-nyse-closing-bell-ceremony [body] => PPG marked the 135th anniversary of its founding with Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer, and members of the company’s leadership team ringing the bell to signal the close of business on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). 

“Ringing the NYSE closing bell puts an exclamation point on our 135thanniversary. This is a milestone that few manufacturing companies reach,” McGarry said. “From its humble beginnings, PPG has endured, grown, evolved and transformed time and again. We’ve led technological change and have become a global leader through the strength of our products, manufacturing capabilities, sustainability, innovation, community engagement, and a dedicated, world-class workforce. We’re poised to lead, succeed, and protect and beautify the world for the next 135 years.”

PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and listed on the NYSE on Dec. 17, 1945. Over its 135-year history, the company has strategically transformed from a plate glass manufacturer based in Pittsburgh to a leading paint, coatings and specialty materials manufacturer, with more than 47,000 employees and 160 manufacturing facilities in 70-plus countries. PPG has paid uninterrupted annual dividends since 1899 and has raised its annual dividend payout for 46 consecutive years.

Over the company’s history, it has introduced revolutionary innovations that allow customers to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. These include the automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) electrocoat painting process, aerospace coatings that use eggplant-like technology to keep passenger cabins cool, OLYMPIC SmartGuard wood stain in a pouch by PPG and SIGMA Air Pure paint by PPG that protects indoor air quality, just to name a few.

Today, the company is well-known for its consumer paint brands around the world, including PPG paint, GLIDDEN, COMEX, RENNER, MASTER’S MARK, JOHNSTONE’S, LEYLAND Trade, Sigma and SEIGNEURIE paints by PPG.

PPG’s operations go beyond product innovation to extend to communities. PPG and the PPG Foundation collaborate and engage with employees, community partners and other stakeholders to make their vision of bringing color and brightness to communities a reality. Since its inception in 1951, the PPG Foundation has provided tens of millions of dollars to communities globally.

In addition, the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where the company operates around the world. Through the program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG provides paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 150 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 4.5 million people in 25 countries.
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The project brought together nearly 30 PPG volunteers who spent the day revitalizing four rooms at the early childhood center through painting and carpet installation. The project also included a custom mural on one of the main walls that illustrates a vivid outdoor landscape. Volunteers donated new books to the center, and PPG provided approximately 45 gallons of PPG PAINTS products for the project.

The volunteers painted the facility in PPG Paints colors Blonde Beauty and Sweet Dreams, which were chosen to create a calming and comforting space for the children who attend the center.
The Colorful Communities event was conducted in partnership with Reading is FUNdamental (RIF) Pittsburgh, an independent affiliate of Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., which is the oldest and largest nonprofit children’s and family literacy organization in the United States. RIF Pittsburgh addresses critical needs in the area by providing more than 100,000 books and offering consistent, high-quality literacy and educational programming for more than 21,000 economically disadvantaged children in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. RIF Pittsburgh’s Storymobile (a library on wheels) provides bi-weekly programming to the children and staff at the TLC Learning Center.

The PPG Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to RIF Pittsburgh to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational programming. This grant will allow for continued programming enhancements and educational materials, which will benefit children attending the TLC Learning Center.

“We are very grateful for the support from PPG and the PPG Foundation in helping us provide visibility into the world of STEM through the integration of literature to some of our community’s littlest learners. Combining literature and science can help fuel youngsters’ growing sense of intellectual adventure and discovery,” said Florri Ladov, executive director of RIF Pittsburgh. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-07-18 06:00:00 [updated_at] => 2018-09-27 10:37:59 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 228513 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["293812","293400","293590","294113","288239","296423","288369","283342","283488","298787","294159","279609","289040","289928","285028","278585","287585"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) ) [relatedContent] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 279609 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 166832 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 166832 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => PPG Joins World Alliance for Efficient Solutions [short_title] => [summary] => Membership builds on company’s commitment to sustainable-advantaged products [slug] => ppg-joins-world-alliance-for-efficient-solutions [body] => PPG said it joined the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, furthering the company’s commitment to innovate products and processes that provide environmental and other sustainability benefits to its customers.
 
The World Alliance is a global organization whose members work toward clean and sustainable economies by committing to help governments, companies and other institutions meet their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies.
 
As a member at the Innovator level, PPG can access World Alliance resources to assess the deployability, sustainability and viability of its proposed efficiency solutions. The organization also helps link solution providers like PPG with investors, and it supports members in their efforts to promote efficiency innovations to global decision makers.
 
As part of its membership, PPG will submit sustainable-advantaged products and services to the World Alliance to be considered for inclusion in its #1000solutions Portfolio. Selected solutions will be presented at a global conference to governments, corporations and others to help them achieve their environmental targets. Preferred solutions will help achieve several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically those related to clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; industry innovation and infrastructure; sustainable cities and communities; and responsible consumption.
 
“Through the #1000solutions Portfolio project, we have the opportunity to bring our efficiency and other breakthroughs to a broader audience and strengthen our stature as a sustainability leader,” said Mark Cancilla, PPG vice president, environment, health and safety. “We look forward to being an active member of the World Alliance and sharing our efforts with other global innovators.”
 
Cancilla noted that the #1000solutions Portfolio project is firmly aligned with PPG’s existing sustainability efforts and goals as outlined in the company’s just-released 2017 Sustainability Report. The report includes updates on PPG's ongoing contributions to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the company’s 2017 progress and new 2025 sustainability goals, which include achieving 40 percent of sales from sustainable products and processes.
 
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PPG representatives will introduce a low-energy paint system developed through Project LEAPP, the company’s global initiative to help OEMs reduce paint shop capital requirements and operating costs. Approximately 70 percent of total energy consumption at an automotive assembly facility currently takes place in the paint shop.
 
The new paint process, which was developed in collaboration with Dürr Systems, Inc., can help reduce energy consumption by up to 39 percent by permitting a significantly lower curing temperature and faster flash and dehydration times. The process features a next-generation PPG waterborne crosslinking chemistry that cures at 80°C – compared to 140°C for current systems – and can reduce flash and dehydration requirements by several minutes per vehicle.
 
The new system can enable OEMs to reduce the physical footprint of their paint shop operations because fewer ovens are needed and cure temperatures are lower. In addition, the ability to coat metal and heat-sensitive parts such as plastics and composites at the same time can simplify the manufacturing process.
 
“Project LEAPP focuses on technology initiatives that can have a transformative effect on paint shop operations, sustainability and vehicle appearance,” said David Fenn, PPG research manager, automotive OEM coatings. “We are eager to share the results of this important project during SURCAR and begin the process of commercializing the technology.”
 
The Project LEAPP presentation will take place during the event’s “Paint Shop Innovation” technical session on Thursday afternoon, June 14. Presenters will include Fenn and Jim Pakkala, Dürr Systems, Inc. senior engineering manager.
 
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www.ppg.com

PUBLIC COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1883

REVENUE: $14.8 billion (2016: $14.24 billion)

MARKETS SERVED
Aerospace, Architectural coatings - Americas and Asia Pacific, Architectural coatings - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Automotive OEM coatings, Automotive Refinish, Industrial coatings, Packaging coatings, Protective and Marine coatings, Specialty coatings and materials

KEY EXECUTIVES
Michael H. McGarry, chairman and CEO; Glenn E. Bost II, SVP and general counsel; Vincent J. Morales, SVP and CFO; Radhika Batra, VP, Global Supply Management; David S. Bem, VP, Science and Technology and CTO; Gregory B. Benckart, VP, Automotive Refinish, Americas; Karl H. Bergström, VP, PPG Architectural Coatings, Latin America and president, PPG Comex; Kevin D. Braun, VP, Industrial Coatings, Americas; Donna J. Broome, VP, Architectural Coatings, Trade, U.S. and Canada; Mark Cancilla, VP, Environment, Health and Safety; Christopher R. Caruso, VP, Information Technology; David J. Cole, VP, Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada; Gary R. Danowski, VP, Automotive Coatings; Jeffrey C. Davies, VP, Corporate Development; Anne M. Foulkes, VP, associate general counsel and secretary; Barry N. Gillespie, VP, Aerospace Products; Jean-Marie Greindl, SVP, Architectural Coatings and President, PPG EMEA; Michael Horton, president, PPG Asia/Pacific, and VP, Protective and Marine Coatings, Asia/Pacific; Bryan N. Iams, VP, Corporate and Government Affairs; Anup Jain, VP, Specialty Coatings and Materials; John A. Jankowski, VP and treasurer; Roald Johannsen, VP, Automotive Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Diane M. Kappas, VP, Protective and Marine Coatings, Americas; Mark C. Kelly, VP and Controller; Timothy M. Knavish, SVP, Industrial Coatings; Johann (John) F. Kolling, VP, Tax Administration; Rajesh Lall, VP Operations, Industrial Coatings and PPG Asia/Pacific; Adriana Macouzet, VP, PPG Latin America and GM, Protective and Marine Coatings, Latin America; Matthew C. Marek, VP, Automotive Coatings, Americas; Jeffrey J. Oravitz, VP, PPG Coatings Services and President, MetoKote; John R. Outcalt, VP, Automotive Refinish; Vincent Robin, VP, Automotive Coatings, Asia/Pacific; Hervé Tiberghien, VP, Human Resources; Ram Vadlamannati, SVP, Protective and Marine Coatings; Jane N. Valenta, VP, Global Technical Architectural Coatings; Timothy Welsh, VP, Australia and New Zealand and GM, Architectural Coatings, Australia and New Zealand; Kenneth J. West, VP, Packaging Coatings; Max Wetzel, VP, Global Strategic Marketing, Architectural Coatings; Pauline Yuen, VP, Refinish Coatings, Asia/Pacific; Jérôme Zamblera, VP, Automotive Refinish,Europe, Middle East and Africa.

PPG is recognized and respected around the world as a leading paint, coatings and specialty materials manufacturer, providing technologically advanced solutions. PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces.

PPG reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2017. The company’s 2017 full-year reported net income from continuing operations was $1.4 billion. The company spent $480 million on average R&D investment annually over the last four years.

PPG employs approximately 47,000 people worldwide. In 2017, Industrial Coatings comprised 41 percent of net sales, with Performance Coatings comprising 59 percent of net sales.

PPG’s Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings reportable segments supply coatings and specialty materials for customers in a wide array of end-use markets, including industrial equipment and components, packaging material; aircraft and marine equipment; automotive original equipment; as well as for other industrial and consumer products. In addition to supplying coatings to the automotive OEM market, PPG supplies refinishes to the automotive aftermarket. PPG also serves commercial and residential new build and maintenance markets by supplying coatings to painting and maintenance contractors and directly to consumers for decoration and maintenance. PPG operates in more than 70 countries worldwide.

PPG launched the following products in 2017:
• OLYMPIC SmartGuard stain in a pouch;
• PPG SPECTRACRON 128 industrial shop primer;
• PPG TIMELESS Paint;
• Revolutionary secondary fuel vapor barrier for transport
  aircraft;
• PPG next-generation PSX 805, PSX 800 coatings for steel,
  metal applications;
• PPG SPECTRACRON ADVANTEDGE HPP primer;
• Sigma Air Pure: improves indoor air quality;
• PPG AEROCRON electrocoat primer: first commercial
  e-coat technology available to aircraft manufacturers.

Key Happenings in 2017

• Jan. 2017: Completed acquisition of DEUTEK S.A., a leading Romanian paint and architectural coatings manufacturer. Acquired certain assets of automotive refinish coatings company Futian Xinshi;
• April 2017: Purchased the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in Asian joint venture comprising IVC (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and IVC-OPS (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. from joint venture partner, Omni-Plus System Pte. Ltd.;
• Sept. 2017: Completed the sale of its remaining fiberglass operations to Nippon Electric Glass. With the sale of the final piece of its Glass reportable business segment, PPG is now nearly 100 percent focused on paints, coatings and specialty materials;
• Oct. 2017: Acquired The Crown Group, a U.S.-based coatings application services business;
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“Ringing the NYSE closing bell puts an exclamation point on our 135thanniversary. This is a milestone that few manufacturing companies reach,” McGarry said. “From its humble beginnings, PPG has endured, grown, evolved and transformed time and again. We’ve led technological change and have become a global leader through the strength of our products, manufacturing capabilities, sustainability, innovation, community engagement, and a dedicated, world-class workforce. We’re poised to lead, succeed, and protect and beautify the world for the next 135 years.”

PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and listed on the NYSE on Dec. 17, 1945. Over its 135-year history, the company has strategically transformed from a plate glass manufacturer based in Pittsburgh to a leading paint, coatings and specialty materials manufacturer, with more than 47,000 employees and 160 manufacturing facilities in 70-plus countries. PPG has paid uninterrupted annual dividends since 1899 and has raised its annual dividend payout for 46 consecutive years.

Over the company’s history, it has introduced revolutionary innovations that allow customers to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. These include the automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) electrocoat painting process, aerospace coatings that use eggplant-like technology to keep passenger cabins cool, OLYMPIC SmartGuard wood stain in a pouch by PPG and SIGMA Air Pure paint by PPG that protects indoor air quality, just to name a few.

Today, the company is well-known for its consumer paint brands around the world, including PPG paint, GLIDDEN, COMEX, RENNER, MASTER’S MARK, JOHNSTONE’S, LEYLAND Trade, Sigma and SEIGNEURIE paints by PPG.

PPG’s operations go beyond product innovation to extend to communities. PPG and the PPG Foundation collaborate and engage with employees, community partners and other stakeholders to make their vision of bringing color and brightness to communities a reality. Since its inception in 1951, the PPG Foundation has provided tens of millions of dollars to communities globally.

In addition, the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where the company operates around the world. Through the program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG provides paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 150 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 4.5 million people in 25 countries.
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The project brought together nearly 30 PPG volunteers who spent the day revitalizing four rooms at the early childhood center through painting and carpet installation. The project also included a custom mural on one of the main walls that illustrates a vivid outdoor landscape. Volunteers donated new books to the center, and PPG provided approximately 45 gallons of PPG PAINTS products for the project.

The volunteers painted the facility in PPG Paints colors Blonde Beauty and Sweet Dreams, which were chosen to create a calming and comforting space for the children who attend the center.
The Colorful Communities event was conducted in partnership with Reading is FUNdamental (RIF) Pittsburgh, an independent affiliate of Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., which is the oldest and largest nonprofit children’s and family literacy organization in the United States. RIF Pittsburgh addresses critical needs in the area by providing more than 100,000 books and offering consistent, high-quality literacy and educational programming for more than 21,000 economically disadvantaged children in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. RIF Pittsburgh’s Storymobile (a library on wheels) provides bi-weekly programming to the children and staff at the TLC Learning Center.

The PPG Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to RIF Pittsburgh to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational programming. This grant will allow for continued programming enhancements and educational materials, which will benefit children attending the TLC Learning Center.

“We are very grateful for the support from PPG and the PPG Foundation in helping us provide visibility into the world of STEM through the integration of literature to some of our community’s littlest learners. Combining literature and science can help fuel youngsters’ growing sense of intellectual adventure and discovery,” said Florri Ladov, executive director of RIF Pittsburgh. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-07-18 06:00:00 [updated_at] => 2018-09-27 10:37:59 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 228513 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["293812","293400","293590","294113","288239","296423","288369","283342","283488","298787","294159","279609","289040","289928","285028","278585","287585"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) ) [contentTaxonomy_knowledge-center] => Array ( ) [relatedSearches] => Array ( [0] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 66839 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [taxonomy_tag] => ppg ) ) [formattedTitle] => PPG Foundation Invests Nearly $40,000 In Seven Alabama Organizations [taxonomy_keywords] => Array ( [0] => Taxonomy Object ( [className] => Taxonomy [id] => 66839 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => taxonomy [tag] => ppg [slug] => ppg [child_of] => 54554 ) ) )