PPG to exhibit display coatings, present paper at Display Week 2016
PPG will highlight its complete line of printed electronics, conductive coatings and display coatings, and Songwei Lu, a PPG researcher, will present a paper, at Display Week 2016, sponsored by the Society for Information Display (SID), at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, May 24-26.
PPG donates paint for final space shuttle external tank journey
PPG helped the California Science Center Foundation prepare the final space shuttle external tank for a six-week ocean voyage by donating a military-grade paint matching the tank’s foam covering to enhance appearance and protect against elements during its journey by barge from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to Los Angeles.
PPG reports sustainability progress, updates 2020 goals
PPG today released its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress toward achieving its 2020 sustainability goals. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.
Pittsburgh Corning Plan of Reorganization becomes effective
PPG today announced that the Pittsburgh Corning Plan of Reorganization, including its asbestos channeling injunction, became effective today. The plan also created the Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Trust to resolve channeled asbestos claims. The Pittsburgh Corning Plan of Reorganization was confirmed by the Court in May 2013, and the remaining legal challenges to the plan were withdrawn in January 2016.
HOMAX brand launches two ceiling textures for repairing orange peel and knockdown surfaces
The HOMAX® brand today introduced two new water-based aerosol ceiling textures to help contractors save time and money on orange-peel and knockdown repair projects. Designed for quick fixes, new Homax PRO GRADE® Orange Peel and Knockdown Ceiling Textures can decrease the time it takes to repair ceilings versus traditional methods: repair time goes from from two days to two hours.
SIKKENS PROLUXE Wood Finishes kicks off PROLUXE Perfection tiny house tour
The SIKKENS® PROLUXE™ brand of wood finishes by PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the launch of its ProLuxe Perfection tour, a mobile event featuring a tiny log house that showcases the beauty of several popular Sikkens ProLuxe finishes. The tour will visit more than 150 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada throughout 2016, as well as the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, May 5-7.
PPG announces executive appointment
PPG today announced that Adriana Macouzet, currently general manager, Latin America North, is appointed vice president, Latin America, and general manager, protective and marine coatings (PMC), Latin America, effective June 1.
PPG completes divestment of minority interest in automotive glass business with completed sale of Pittsburgh Glass Works
PPG announced today, in connection with LKQ Corporation’s completed purchase of Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), that it has divested its approximately 40 percent minority ownership interest in PGW. LKQ announced the completed transaction today.
PPG directors approve 11-percent dividend increase to 40 cents per share
The board of directors of PPG today approved a 4-cents-per-share increase in the company’s dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, payable June 10 to shareholders of record May 10.
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PPG marks successful 2015, record financials at annual meeting
PPG today held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry spoke about the company’s continued strategic progress and record financial performance.