PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Shanghai
As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG has announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Shanghai that helped to revitalize the fence and campus facilities of Yuyuan Road No.1 Primary School. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where our company operates around the world.

PPG again supports hands-on science and technology exhibition for children in Gonfreville, France
PPG joined the City of Gonfreville, France, again this year and donated $11,000 to sponsor the community’s annual Science and Technology exhibition for school-age children. The annual interactive exhibition this year featured hands-on activities introducing students to robotics and helping fuel their interest in this growing field.

PPG named by IDG's Computerworld to 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
PPG announced that IDG's Computerworld has named it one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT – among the top 100 organizations that challenge information technology (IT) employees while providing exceptional benefits and compensation, according to the publication. The complete ranking appears in the current issue of Computerworld, along with results from the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

PPG marks completion of $10 million coatings center of excellence in Tianjin, China
PPG today held a ceremony marking the completion of a new $10 million coatings center of excellence at its existing complex in Tianjin, China. The new facility will serve regional customers in the automotive plastics and decorative accessories industry.

PPG hosts meeting with securities analysts near Pittsburgh
PPG held a meeting for securities analysts at its Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, earlier this week. The meeting highlighted the importance of innovation-led growth and included presentations by Michael McGarry, PPG president and chief executive officer, and David Bem, PPG vice president, science and technology, and chief technology officer.

PPG manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, recognized for recycling program
PPG today announced that its coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 24 metric tons of materials from the landfill.

PPG paint manufacturing facility in Huron recognized for recycling program
PPG today announced that its paint manufacturing facility in Huron, Ohio, has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) for its multiyear recycling initiative. The plant recycled 205 metric tons of materials in 2015, a 30 percent increase over the prior year.

PPG fully funds its share of Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Trust
PPG today announced that the company has fully funded its portion of the Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Trust that was established by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in May 2016.

PPG to acquire global coatings services provider MetoKote
PPG announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire MetoKote Corporation and its affiliates. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

Unique chemistry of SIGMASHIELD MTC system from PPG delivers high performance for dry bulk cargo holds
PPG’s protective and marine coatings business has unveiled the PPG SIGMASHIELD™ MTC system, a new protective system for dry bulk carrier cargo holds, at Posidonia 2016, June 6-10 in Athens.

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