The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Weingarten, where PPG has an automotive original equipment manufacturer coatings plant.
The project brought together more than 45 PPG volunteers, who spent three days revitalizing a training room, common area, stairway and exterior courtyard. PPG provided more than $46,000 (€39,000) and 250 liters (66 gallons) of SIGMA COATINGS paint products to assist with the project.
The Association of Friends for Asylum promotes the integration of refugees into the local community. It provides courses on German, mathematics, computers, sewing and cooking to foster contact between the refugees while also preparing them for the demands of school and vocational training. A job exchange also helps refugees find suitable jobs or internships at local companies.
After contractors reconstructed the walls, restored the flooring and did a thorough cleaning of the courtyard, PPG volunteers painted the facility’s walls and furniture in a color palette of yellow, creamy white and blue. These colors were chosen to create a welcoming, open, bright and stimulating space.
“The engagement of our employees and their enthusiasm in using their skills to help improve the quality of life for our area’s newest residents made me very proud,” said Claus Biesen, PPG plant manager, Weingarten.