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PPG Foundation awards more than $290,000 through National Merit Scholarship Program
The PPG Foundation announced today that it is sponsoring more than $290,000 in undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students through National Merit Scholarship Corp. in 2017, including 49 new four-year scholarships.

PPG Foundation donates $40,000 to NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association to benefit Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at North Dakota State University
The PPG Foundation has donated $40,000 to the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association to benefit the Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at North Dakota State University to help establish and provide scholarship funding for a professional Master of Science program in color technology. This new program will complement the university's long-standing coatings and polymeric materials program, which is one of few programs in the world that provides academic research and education focused on polymer organic coatings.

PPG publishes new architectural powder coatings guide
PPG today announced its coil and building products business has published the Architectural Powder Coatings Color Guide, a six-page brochure featuring 60 commonly specified CORAFLON® powder coatings colors.

PPG brochure celebrates 50 years of DURANAR coatings
PPG has published “The Gold Standard in Architectural Metal Coatings: Celebrating 50 Years of DURANAR® Coatings,” a 16-page brochure commemorating the 1967 introduction of one of the industry’s first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components.

PPG names Millikin global business director, aerospace sealants and packaging
PPG today announced that it has named Sam Millikin global platform business director for aerospace sealants and packaging and a member of PPG’s aerospace business leadership team. Millikin succeeds John Sands, who retired after a 32-year career.

PPG Announces Executive Appointments
PPG today announced two executive appointments, effective immediately.

Roald Johannsen will become vice president, automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Jérôme Zamblera will become vice president, automotive refinish, EMEA, and director, environment, health and safety (EHS), EMEA. 

PPG reports second quarter 2017 financial results
PPG today reported second quarter 2017 net sales of $3.8 billion, up about 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew nearly 2 percent year-over-year, aided by acquisitions. Selling prices improved slightly versus the prior year and in comparison to recent sequential quarters, reflecting initial efforts to offset raw material cost inflation. Aggregate sales volumes were flat year-over-year with variation by region and business unit. Unfavorable foreign currency translation impacted net sales by nearly 2 percent, or about $65 million.

Heminger joins PPG board of directors
PPG today announced that Gary R. Heminger, chairman and CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, has been elected to join its board of directors, effective immediately. He will serve on the PPG board’s audit committee and its nominating and governance committee.

PPG directors approve 13-percent dividend increase to 45 cents per share
PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2017 – The board of directors of PPG today approved a 5-cents-per-share increase in the company’s dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 45 cents per share, payable Sept. 12 to shareholders of record Aug. 10. PPG’s last quarterly dividend increase was 11 percent, in the second quarter of 2016.

PPG to acquire coatings application services provider The Crown Group
PPG  today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire The Crown Group, a U.S.-based coatings application services business, from High Road Capital Partners and Charter Oak Capital Partners. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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