PPG Dover plant employees pledge more than $10,000 to United Way of Delaware

Employees at PPG Industries’ architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold have pledged $10,323 to support United Way of Delaware’s annual campaign.
PPG Industries’ architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold recently completed its 2011 fund-raising effort for United Way of Delaware, raising more than $10,000 through plant employees’ contributions. Above, facility employees Bev Cherriman (left), accounting services coordinator, and Rich Brandeburg, distribution manager, who co-chaired the PPG Dover plant's United Way fund-raising campaign, present an additional $5,000 check from the PPG Industries Foundation to Deborah Armstrong, Kent County director for United Way of Delaware.
DOVER, Del., Nov. 7, 2011 – Employees at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold have pledged $10,323 to support United Way of Delaware’s annual campaign. Additionally, PPG Industries Foundation made an early-commitment contribution of $5,000 that kicked off the local plant’s fund-raising effort.

"We are happy to have built a strong relationship with PPG, and we appreciate their commitment to the 2011 campaign," said Michelle A. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Delaware (UWD). “The support of PPG and others allows United Way of Delaware to invest in programs focused on improving education, income and health in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties.”

In addition to funding a network of health and social service programs, UWD is engaged in Live United 2015, a long-term strategy to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. To do this, UWD is leading collaborative efforts to help children and youths achieve their potential, to promote financial stability and independence, and to connect Delawareans in need with health-care resources.

“PPG is strongly committed to enhancing the communities where its employees work and live, and through United Way of Delaware we can help support many important services, especially here in Kent County,” said Mitch Magee, plant manager, PPG Dover. “We are proud that, even with current economic challenges, our employee participation was higher than last year at 76 percent, and our plant’s total annual campaign donation exceeded $15,000.”

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.

About United Way of Delaware
United Way of Delaware’s mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. UWD is implementing Live United 2015, a five-year strategy to achieve long-lasting, measurable improvements throughout the state in the areas of Education, Income and Health. UWD works collaboratively with business, labor, government, nonprofit organizations, academic groups, faith groups, community organizations, concerned citizens and others to effect positive, long-lasting solutions. For more information, to make a contribution or to volunteer, please visit www.uwde.org or call (302) 573-3700.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications

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