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PPG foundation donates $10,000 to Frontiers of Flight Museum for tech-focused program
The PPG Industries Foundation announced it has donated $10,000 to the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas to support a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program for 6th- through 12th-grade students from two public all-girls schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The grant for the Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative was made on behalf of PPG Industries’ Dallas-area aerospace application support center in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Durapaint Industries joins PPG CERTIFIED APPLICATOR PROGRAM group
PPG Industries’ building products-exterior coatings group announced that Durapaint Industries Limited, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, has been accredited as a member of the PPG CAP CERTIFIED APPLICATOR PROGRAM® (PPG/CAP) group.

PPG foundation supports Dodds Grade School online reading program
Dan Prible, materials manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, recently presented a PPG Industries Foundation check for nearly $900 to Dodds Grade School Superintendent and Principal Ryan Robinson for an online reading program benefiting kindergarten through eighth-grade students.

PPG-NATM 2015 Green Manufacturing Award honors Load Trail
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) have named Load Trail, a Sumner, Texas-based manufacturer of custom-built trailers, the recipient of the 2015 Green Manufacturing Award. Corney Thiessen, Load Trail CEO, accepted the award during the NATM’s 27th annual convention and trade show in New Orleans.

PPG foundation supports New Hope Grade School programs
Chris Campbell, facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, recently presented two PPG Industries Foundation checks to benefit students at New Hope Grade School. Teacher Ardis Barbre received $1,000 to fund the Good Behavior program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Third-grade Teacher Charlotte Everett (right) received $500 to expand the foreign culture study program for 40 students.

PPG redesigns website for architects and coatings, glass, paint specifiers
PPG Industries has redesigned and updated its architectural metal coatings, glass and paint website, PPGIdeaScapes.com, which enables architects, interior designers and other building professionals to research, specify and source PPG’s entire collection of metal coatings, glass and paint.

PPG introduces DURAFORM DR polyester coatings for garage, entry doors
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ DR coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for garage and entry door applications.

LIQUID NAILS brand by PPG expands Extreme line of products with Extreme Landscape Block
LIQUID NAILS® brand today announced the launch of Extreme Landscape Block, Stone and Timber Adhesive (LN-906). The new product bonds all stone, block and timber into one super-strong structure. It is also ideal for repairs to loose stone, brick or block, and is perfect for use on garden and retaining walls, capstones, planters, walkways and steps.

PPG appoints McGarry president and chief operating officer
PPG Industries today announced the appointment of Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014.

PPG debuts ENVIROCRON HTE high-transfer-efficiency powder coating
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ENVIROCRON® HTE (high-transfer-efficiency) powder coating, featuring a proprietary bisphenol A (BPA)-free polyester formulation that has a faster application build rate than traditional polyester coatings while providing more uniform coverage on complex parts and surfaces and reducing material waste.

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