PPG to acquire coatings application services provider The Crown Group
PPG  today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire The Crown Group, a U.S.-based coatings application services business, from High Road Capital Partners and Charter Oak Capital Partners. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PPG introduces KWIKSPAR 600 and 600SG coatings for faster return-to-service
PPG has introduced KWIKSPAR® 600 and Kwikspar 600SG polyaspartic coatings, a line of corrosion-resistant, direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings formulated with advanced film-build and fast-cure characteristics to improve throughput in field and shop applications.

PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project in Switzerland at Rolle Castle Park
PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Rolle, Switzerland, that brought color to a local park and playground used by area residents and tourists visiting Rolle Castle. 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 Rolle, where PPG has its European headquarters.

PPG to host free seminar on newly revised UL fire standard

PPG protective and marine coatings (PMC) business will host “Is Your Specified Fireproofing Ready to Meet the UL 1709 Changes?”, a free educational seminar addressing the new UL standard in passive fire protection (PFP). The event will be held on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Westin Houston, Memorial City hotel in Houston.

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Quattordio, Italy
PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped revitalize the exterior wall of its automotive OEM coatings facility in Quattordio, Italy. The project was part of the Quattordio Urban Art event, which is an artistic journey of “graffiti” presented by famous artists on 11 walls in the village.

PPG and PPG Foundation contribute $7.5 million for PPG Science Pavilion in Pittsburgh
PPG and the PPG Foundation today announced contributions to Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh totaling $7.5 million. The largest donation in the center's history is earmarked for a new building that will be named the PPG Science Pavilion. (NOTE TO EDITORS: Additional materials associated with this announcement are available at

PPG to announce second quarter 2017 results July 20
PPG announces the following details for its second quarter 2017 earnings release and teleconference call.

PPG Foundation grant helps New Hope kindergarten students explore careers
The PPG industrial coatings plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, recently helped New Hope School in nearby Fairfield secure a $1,000 Innovative Classroom Grant from the PPG Foundation to fund career exploration projects related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dan Prible, materials manager at the Mount Vernon plant, sponsored the grant for Debbie Webb, a kindergarten teacher at the school.

PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project brings color to Wuhu School for the Blind
PPG recently announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that renovated the dormitory and school corridor of the Wuhu School for the Blind in Anhui province, China. The project, part of PPG’s global community engagement efforts, involved local government officials, the media and nearly 120 volunteers from PPG’s Wuhu plant and its customer Chery. This marks the first Colorful Communities project that PPG has held jointly with a customer in the Asia Pacific region.

PPG names Bruno director of investor relations
PPG today announced that John Bruno, currently chief financial officer, Asia Pacific, will become director, investor relations, effective July 1, 2017. Bruno will report to PPG senior vice president and chief financial officer, Vince Morales, and will be based in Pittsburgh.

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