PPG donates more than $77,500 for programs in fiber glass plant communities

31/03/2014
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated more than $77,500 to 18 different organizations for educational and human-services programs on behalf of PPG Industries’ fiber glass manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas. Each grant represents the company’s commitment to supporting local organizations that provide needed resources in the communities where its employees work and live.
 

The PPG Industries Foundation has donated more than $77,500 to 18 different organizations for educational and human-services programs on behalf of PPG Industries’ fiber glass manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas. The photos above and directly below show high school students visiting PPG’s Shelby, N.C., plant, which has been in operation for 55 years, for the second “Making It Work” Manufacturing & Engineering Fair, which was partially funded through a PPG Industries Foundation grant to Cleveland Community College.


The PPG Industries Foundation has donated more than $77,500 to 18 different organizations for educational and human-services programs on behalf of PPG Industries’ fiber glass manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas. Here, Al Reid (far left), PPG manufacturing manager at the Chester, S.C., plant, meets students participating in the Clemson University and Chester County 4-H Science on the Move program at one of the group’s events.

PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2014 – The PPG Industries Foundation has donated more than $77,500 to 18 different organizations for educational and human-services programs on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) fiber glass manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas. Each grant represents the company’s commitment to supporting local organizations that provide needed resources in the communities where its employees work and live.

Six recent grants in the Shelby, N.C., area helped:

Seven recent grants in the Chester, S.C., area helped:

Five recent grants in the Lexington, N.C., area helped:

“Each of these organizations does great work offering opportunities and support for students and others in these PPG plant communities, and we hope this funding will help them continue and expand their valued efforts,” said Sue Sloan, executive director, PPG Industries Foundation. “PPG is pleased to support organizations that directly impact its communities, especially through programs that expand learning options for youth who will become tomorrow’s leaders and members of these communities’ workforces.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees’ volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.

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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com

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