PPG completes second COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in San Juan del Río, Mexico

28/09/2016
PPG announced the completion of its second COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, this time revitalizing the park, playground and traffic school on the grounds of the Headquarters of Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation in the La Floresta neighborhood. The global Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates, such as San Juan del Río, where PPG has a coatings plant and its Mexico headquarters office.
 

SAN JUAN DEL RÍO, Querétaro, Mexico, Sept. 28, 2016 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced the completion of its second COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, this time revitalizing the park, playground and traffic school on the grounds of the Headquarters of Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation in the La Floresta neighborhood. The global Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates, such as San Juan del Río, where PPG has a coatings plant and its Mexico headquarters office.

The PPG project brought together about 100 volunteers, who worked for three days to revitalize the park, playground and traffic school. PPG provided more than $11,000 (about 200,000 pesos), including donated paints and supplies from the COMEX® brand – PPG’s architectural coatings brand in Mexico – to support the project, which in addition to painting included repairs to structures and systems along with maintenance of bicycles and tricycles at the site.

The Colorful Communities project shows PPG’s support for the Headquarters of Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation’s mission, to encourage the active and responsible participation of local residents in improving their security through promoting a culture of prevention, by making the public area brighter and safer. It also promoted the recreational use of the site, with activities such as dance lessons and fitness classes hosted by PPG during the weekend. The revitalization effort will benefit about 12,000 local residents who use the area.

“As part of our corporate philosophy, PPG seeks to fill the communities where we operate with color and to support neighborhood organizations and sites that are important to our employees,” said Luis Fernandez, PPG technical director, industrial coatings, Latin America - North. "We hope that by revitalizing these facilities, we will help to promote citizen participation and strengthen the values and bonds of children, youth and adults in San Juan del Rio.”

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10 million to support efforts made during a 10-year period. It supports projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and donated PPG products. PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities projects in 2015, and it expects to complete more than 30 this year.

In 2015, PPG completed its first Colorful Communities project in Mexico at the Mahatma Gandhi Middle School in San Juan del Rio. Since then, six more projects have revitalized sites in regions of Mexico where the company operates.


PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015 to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.

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At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG Media Contacts:
Pablo Andrés de la Fuente
Mexico Communications
+52 427-271-9100
delafuente@ppg.com

Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications
+1 412-434-3046
silvey@ppg.com
www.ppgcommunities.com

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