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PPG continues support of national SkillsUSA Championships
PPG once again supported the SkillsUSA Championships, which were held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville in June. SkillsUSA, a national nonprofit organization, serves more than 300,000 high school, middle school and college students, preparing them for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. The organization acts as a link between education and industry, helping students excel in their chosen field and qualify for jobs in the real world.

PPG reaches agreement to divest its ownership interest in PFG fiber glass joint ventures
PPG today announced that it has reached an agreement to divest its 50 percent ownership interests in its two PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures (PFG) to Nan Ya Plastics Corp., which currently controls the other 50 percent ownership interest in the joint ventures. Nan Ya is affiliated with Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016.

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Jana Babáka primary school in Brno, Czech Republic
PPG today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Brno, Czech Republic, that helped to brighten the local Jana Babáka primary school. 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 Brno, where PPG operates a Shared Services Center with about 320 employees.

PPG HI-TEMP 808 liquid insulation introduced for metal processing equipment, pipes
PPG has introduced PPG HI-TEMP™ 808 liquid insulation, a seamless composite material designed as an economical, easy-to-apply alternative to conventional mechanical insulation.

PPG restoration seminars address challenges of custom car builders
The PPG automotive refinish business continued its commitment to custom car restorers with a two-day restoration seminar last month at the PPG Business Development Center in Wixom, Michigan. The class focused on the challenges involved in the restoration process and highlighted PPG techniques and products for successfully prepping and painting automotive restoration projects.

PPG begins COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Jahn Ferenc Hospital in Budapest
PPG today announced that it has begun a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Budapest to revitalize the maternity department at the Jahn Ferenc Hospital. 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 Budapest, which is home to the PPG Trilak architectural coatings plant.

PPG Foundation supports third-grade science kits for New Hope Elementary
Christina Campbell, of the PPG industrial coatings plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, recently visited students in Charlotte Everett’s third-grade class at New Hope Elementary School in nearby Fairfield to present a $1,000 PPG Foundation check. The grant supports the purchase of 25 science kits with hands-on experiments.

PPG earns American Honda approval
PPG has received approval from American Honda Motor Co., Inc., for use of NEXA AUTOCOLOR® 2K®, DELTRON®, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM™, ENVIROBASE® High Performance and AQUABASE® Plus products for warranty repairs of Acura and Honda vehicles in the United States.

PPG inaugurates e-coat primer pilot system in France for aerospace applications
PPG officials hosted customers for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the PPG coatings research center in Marly, France, to open a new laboratory and inaugurate an electrocoat (e-coat) aerospace primer pilot operation. This is PPG’s second significant investment for an AEROCRON™ e-coat primer installation, increasing global application capability for customer education.

PPG making fifth consecutive appearance at U.S. Diesel Truckin’ Nationals
PPG will exhibit its wide-ranging line of coatings products at the annual U.S. Diesel Truckin’ Nationals & Motorsports Spectacular to be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. This will mark PPG’s fifth consecutive appearance at the one-day show.

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