PPG completes acquisition of Pittsburgh-based architectural paint distributor, Masterwork Paint Company
PPG Industries today announced that its North American architectural coatings business has completed its acquisition of the Masterwork Paint Company, an independent architectural paint distributor headquartered in Pittsburgh. The acquisition of Masterwork’s 13-store network throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York expands PPG’s company-owned stores footprint.

PPG protective and marine coatings launches PPG HI-TEMP 222G coating
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has launched PPG HI-TEMP™ 222G high-temperature coating that protects substrates from corrosion under insulation (CUI) and can be applied directly to hot surfaces up to 400 F. PPG HI-TEMP 222G coating is a single-component product, requiring fewer cans of paint and no mixing, and thereby reducing labor costs.

PPG reaches agreement to acquire Comex
PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., an architectural and industrial coatings company with headquarters in Mexico City. The transaction is valued at $2.3 billion and is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

PPG to announce second quarter 2014 results July 17
PPG Industries announces details for its second quarter 2014 earnings release and teleconference call on Thursday, July 17.

PPG donates nearly $12,000 for Reno-area programs
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated nearly $12,000, on behalf of PPG Industries’ architectural coatings facility in McCarran, Nevada, to three Reno-area organizations for education and human-services programs in the community.

PPG coatings help Brazil, fans celebrate 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP
PPG Industries’ coatings have helped Brazil put on a fresh, colorful appearance for the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP™ event. PPG products ranging from Tintas RENNER® architectural coatings, manufactured in Gravataí, Brazil, to STEELGUARD™ fire protection coatings were used to prepare prominent venues such as Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre and arenas in Curitiba, Recife and Natal.

PPG donates more than $20,000 for seven Circleville-area programs
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated more than $20,000 on behalf of PPG Industries’ coatings plant in Circleville, Ohio, to seven local organizations that provide educational and human-services programs to the community.

PPG again named by IDG’s Computerworld among ‘Best Places to Work in IT’
PPG Industries announced today that IDG’s Computerworld has named the company to its 2014 “Best Places to Work in IT” list. For the second consecutive year, PPG is among 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing exceptional benefits and compensation, according to the publication.

PPG to invest $40 million in facility expansion in Brazil

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced an investment of about  $40 million in its coatings manufacturing facility located in Sumare, São Paulo, Brazil. The expansion project will add a 65,000-square-foot plant for on-site resin production.

PPG holds ‘Eco Classroom’ open day at three Chinese sites
PPG Industries’ coatings and resin plants in Tianjin, Zhangjiagang and Wuhu, China, recently held “Better Chemistry, Better Home” open days to celebrate World Environment Day. The open days encouraged neighbors in the plant communities to engage in environmental protection. During the events, students from local high schools and universities visited PPG’s facilities and Eco Classroom, which promoted sustainable development through a range of different activities.

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