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2014

PPG recognized as John Deere Supplier of the Year


PITTSBURGH, March 12, 2014 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business has earned recognition as the Enterprise Indirect Material and Services (IM&S) “Supplier of the Year“ in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. PPG was also awarded Partner-level status for 2013.

“Supplier of the Year” is Deere & Company’s highest recognition. PPG was selected for the honor in appreciation of its dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality, its risk-minimizing SECURE LAUNCH EXCELLENCE™ process and its commitment to continuous improvement. Courtney Jungjohann Deemer, Scott Leis, John Meincke, Kevin Braun and Chancey Hagerty accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies in Moline, Ill. PPG supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, and pretreatment chemicals to John Deere’s global operations.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

As the world’s leading coatings company, PPG offers a comprehensive array of electrocoat, pretreatment, liquid and powder products for metal finishing to manufacturers in numerous industries. In addition to providing a broad range of industrial coatings and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its products with industry-leading technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network. With 50 years of experience in e-coat, PPG offers solutions to some of the industry’s toughest corrosion challenges.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
 
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Contact:
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings
724-274-3845
sbird@ppg.com
www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com