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Lawrence Public Library, featuring SOLARBAN 70XL glass, earns 2016 AIA/ALA award
The Lawrence Public Library in Kansas was transformed by architects Gould Evans into a community showcase and an American Institute of Architects/American Library Association (AIA/ALA) 2016 Library Building Award winner. Central to the building’s revitalization was a new façade combining a high-performing terra cotta rain screen and energy-efficient, transparent SOLARBAN® 70XL glass by PPG.

PPG helps to refurbish Associació de Solidaritat i Ajuda Veïnal center with volunteers, donated paint and supplies
PPG recently helped to rejuvenate the Associació de Solidaritat i Ajuda Veïnal (ASAV) community center in Rubi, Barcelona, Spain, with donated paint and paint supplies as well as employees who volunteered to fix and brighten the center’s walls. Participating PPG employees work at the company’s Rubi facility as well as nearby sites in Montcada and Barberà del Vallès.

PSA Group gives full approval to ENVIRO-PRIME EPIC electrocoat by PPG
PPG today announced that ENVIRO-PRIME® EPIC electrocoat (e-coat) technology has received full approval from the PSA Group following production line conversions and testing at two of the automaker’s facilities in Europe.

PPG donates more than $12,000 to support child-focused programs in two Russian communities
PPG has donated $12,100 to help two child-centered organizations in Russia expand their programs and services to area youth. The contributions were made on behalf of the PPG facilities in Lipetsk and Kolomna, Russia.

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Shanghai
As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG has announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Shanghai that helped to revitalize the fence and campus facilities of Yuyuan Road No.1 Primary School. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where our company operates around the world.

PPG signs agreement for sale of European fiber glass operations to Nippon Electric Glass
PPG today announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its European fiber glass operations to glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd. (NEG). The transaction is subject to completion of employee consultation processes, receipt of regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions. PPG and NEG expect to close the transaction in the second half of 2016.

New online PPG video explains science of bird-safe glass
PPG has posted a new video to the online PPG Glass Education Center explaining the science behind and benefits associated with bird-safe glass.

PPG again supports hands-on science and technology exhibition for children in Gonfreville, France
PPG joined the City of Gonfreville, France, again this year and donated $11,000 to sponsor the community’s annual Science and Technology exhibition for school-age children. The annual interactive exhibition this year featured hands-on activities introducing students to robotics and helping fuel their interest in this growing field.

PPG enhances automotive refinish training facilities
In its ongoing commitment to provide comprehensive professional training, PPG's automotive refinish business has expanded and improved several of its business development centers to state-of-the-art levels. The upgrades enhance PPG’s resources and capabilities for training painters, distributors, and body shop and collision repair professionals to successfully use the company’s array of automotive refinish coatings.

PPG named by IDG's Computerworld to 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
PPG announced that IDG's Computerworld has named it one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT – among the top 100 organizations that challenge information technology (IT) employees while providing exceptional benefits and compensation, according to the publication. The complete ranking appears in the current issue of Computerworld, along with results from the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

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