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Early Fall, Not Summer, Is Best Time for Exterior Painting
If you put off painting the exterior of your home this summer, don’t fret. Early fall, not summer, is actually the best time to paint or stain the outside of your house, according to leading brand DULUX® paint.

PPG 'Best Use of Color' awards presented at NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus event
Three colorful cars took PPG Industries’ popular “Best Use of Color” awards at the 45th annual National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Street Rod Nationals Plus, July 31–Aug. 3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. More than 10,000 street rods, classics, custom cars and trucks were on display, and an estimated 70,000 spectators attended the four-day event.

Donated PPG glass helps Angels’ Place aging Swissvale facility save energy
PPG Industries donated SOLARBAN® 67, SOLARBRONZE® and SUNGATE® 500 glasses to Pittsburgh-based Angels’ Place to enable the installation of 142 new energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility.

PPG Dream Cars wow crowds at Goodguys PPG Nationals
Two exceptional Chevrolets were honored with PPG Dream Car awards during the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, July 11-13. The two winners, a 1969 Chevy Camaro owned by Angelo Vespi of St. Augustine, Florida, and a 1951 Chevy woody wagon owned by Terry Henley of Birmingham, Alabama, dazzled the crowds and drew raves for their colorful style and finishes.

PPG teams with Speedway Children's Charities in New Hampshire Track Walk fundraiser
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business showed its continuing support for Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) as it teamed with the national charity’s New Hampshire chapter for its annual Track Walk fundraiser during a recent NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The walk, sponsored solely by PPG, took place at the track July 12 after a NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Approximately 200 participants walked the 1.058-mile "Magic Mile" circuit, and the event raised nearly $13,000 for the SCC New Hampshire chapter.

LIQUID NAILS brand strengthens its Heavy Duty adhesive for extreme conditions
LIQUID NAILS® brand has enhanced its popular Heavy Duty construction adhesive formula. Liquid Nails Extreme Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive performs in extreme conditions, bonding in temperatures from 22F to 120F. This enables professional contractors and avid DIYers to work in the extreme heat or cold and get their jobs done regardless of the weather.

PPG to showcase technologies at China Composites Show 2014
PPG Industries will showcase its portfolio of fiber glass products and technologies at the China Composites Expo 2014, Sept. 3-5, along with hosting booth seminars (booth A501, Hall No. 1).

TRENDCAST Styling Directions presented at PPG consumer color show
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business presented TRENDCAST® Styling Directions 2014, a portable color tool kit developed for designers of consumer products, to more than 125 professional designers and students from the San Francisco area during two color shows in May.

Miami landmark built in 1965 features first installation of SOLARBAN glass
The Mutual of Omaha Regional Office in Miami was the first building to incorporate SOLARBAN® glass by PPG Industries, one of the first coated glasses engineered expressly to block solar radiation and thereby reduce air-conditioning-related energy consumption.

PPG supplies DURANAR and DURACRON metal coatings for Port of Miami Tunnel
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group announced that it supplied DURANAR® XL and DURACRON® coatings to the recently opened Port of Miami Tunnel, which is made up of two 4,200-foot-long highway tunnels that travel under Biscayne Bay, connecting the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island to the Port of Miami on Dodge Island.

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