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PPG initiates global restructuring, targeting $125 million in annual savings
PPG announced today that its board of directors approved significant and broad restructuring actions to reduce its global cost structure. The actions are focused on certain regions and end-use markets where business conditions are weakest, and they are targeting structural reductions in operating, functional and administrative costs.

PPG Foundation donates $15,000 to Chicago Urban League for Project Ready
The PPG Foundation recently donated $15,000 to the Chicago Urban League to support the organization’s science, technology, engineering and math out-of-school program and summer camp for middle-school students, Project Ready. The donation was made on behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings facilities in Batavia and Aurora, Illinois, near Chicago.

PPG-painted Supercar 'Vicious Mustang' debuts at SEMA Show
The 2016 SEMA Show featured an array of custom cars and trucks, concept vehicles, motorcycles and special projects, each more amazing than the last. But one PPG-painted car, a 1965 Ford Mustang owned by Chris Marechal and dubbed “Vicious Mustang,” created a buzz for taking "custom" to a whole new extreme.

PPG introduces DURASTAR ULTRA-COOL coil coatings
PPG has introduced DURASTAR™ ULTRA-COOL™ coatings, which combine an advanced silicone-modified polyester (SMP) coatings formulation with infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigments to enhance the beauty and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels and other building components.

PPG to distribute wastewater substrate-repair products from Sauereisen
PPG has reached an agreement to distribute several wastewater infrastructure-repair products manufactured by Sauereisen, a leading global producer of corrosion-resistant materials for industrial applications. Products PPG will offer include RestoKrete™ substrate resurfacer No. F-121, RestoKrete No. 208 filler compound, and RestoKrete No. 209 and No. 209FS filler compounds.

PPG eco-friendly wash primer coatings system chosen by LOT Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines (Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT) has chosen a new chrome-free aerospace primer coatings system by PPG for corrosion resistance because it is eco-friendly and a preferred PPG topcoat for superior gloss and shine to repaint three Embraer E175 jets and a 737-400 airplane.

PPG Foundation supports New Hope Grade School engineering programs
Amanda Carter, of the PPG industrial coatings plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, sponsored a $1,000 grant to fund engineering projects for 19 students at New Hope Grade School. The projects focus on bridge building and show why different designs of bridges are used and how bridges vary in load strength and stability.

PPG salutes Paralyzed Veterans of America at SEMA Show
Amid the action of the recent SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the PPG booth, with its “Salute to Color” theme, was vibrant with custom-car-world celebrities, award-winning cars and some very special guests: members of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Create a serene escape with the GLIDDEN and PPG PAINTS brands
Color gives homeowners a nonverbal way to express feelings, emotions and personal style. It can transform a living space and even influence the moods of inhabitants. As leaders in home color, the GLIDDEN® and PPG PAINTS™ brands know this well. In order to make it easier to select a color, the brands have created guidelines that help consumers to create modern, calming spaces in their own homes using trending colors.

HOMAX brand by PPG introduces new and improved TOUGH AS TILE product
The HOMAX® brand by PPG today unveiled a new and improved formula for the TOUGH AS TILE™ refinishing product, which helps restore the surface of old, stained or discolored porcelain, glazed ceramic tile or fiberglass surfaces. Formulated to meet the needs of professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, the new product enables users to significantly improve the cosmetic appearance of tubs, sinks or tile over a weekend and at a great price.

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