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3/24/2017
PPG announces automotive and industrial coatings price increases in Europe
PPG today announced that it will implement customer-specific price increases and surcharges in Europe to offset a significant rise in raw material costs. The price changes will impact a select group of automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and industrial coatings products, effective May 1 or as contracts permit.

3/23/2017
PPG and Team Penske hit the track
PPG and Team Penske have teamed up for another year of racing. Celebrating the 34th year of their successful partnership, PPG continues as a key sponsor of Team Penske’s Verizon IndyCar and NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the 2017 racing season. PPG will serve as the exclusive sponsor for one of Team Penske’s entries in five major racing events—three Verizon IndyCar Series and two NASCAR Xfinity Series races—and as an associate sponsor on all the team’s cars and equipment. Team Penske cars will feature PPG colors and logos at the races.

3/23/2017
PPG begins COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Alabama Constitution Village in Huntsville
PPG today announced the start of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Huntsville, Alabama, to help renovate and beautify Constitution Hall and the site at Alabama Constitution Village, which is considered to be the birthplace of Alabama. As part of the effort, on Saturday, March 25, about 50 volunteers will serve as volunteer painters, gardeners and landscapers on the Constitution Hall grounds. The volunteers include PPG employees and family members, team members of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and employees of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums that operates Alabama Constitution Village.

3/23/2017
PPG Comex, concessionaires earn GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for largest paint-can mosaic
PPG Comex and its more than 750 dealers of COMEX® paints and coatings recently collaborated in Acapulco, Mexico, to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the largest mosaic created with cans of paint in the world. The mosaic included 4,900 cans of Comex paint, which will be donated to help beautify spaces in needy areas of Mexico.

3/23/2017
PPG-painted car takes Ridler award at Detroit Autorama
A PPG-painted 1933 Ford Roadster, “Renaissance Roadster,” took home the coveted Don Ridler Memorial Award at the 65th Detroit Autorama recently held at Cobo Center in the heart of the Motor City. Owned by Buddy Jordan of San Antonio, Texas, and built by Steve Frisbie and his team at Steve’s Auto Restoration in Portland, Oregon, it garnered the first Ridler award for the Frisbie team.

3/22/2017
PPG makes revised proposal to combine with AkzoNobel
PPG today announced that it made a revised proposal on March 20, 2017 to acquire Akzo Nobel N.V. for €90.00 (cum dividend) per ordinary share, comprised of cash of €57.50 and 0.331 share of PPG common stock. This represents an increase of €7.00 per ordinary share from PPG’s initial offer. Including the assumption of net debt and minority interests, the proposed transaction is valued at approximately €24.5 billion, or $26.3 billion.

3/16/2017
PPG debuts TOUCHMIX XI touchscreen computer
PPG has launched the state-of-the-art TOUCHMIX® XI computer, the first of three advanced tools that will make up PPG’s new branded Color Solutions product line known as XI. A PPG exclusive, this robust WINDOWS® OS computer is designed to provide easy navigation of the PAINTMANAGER® software program by PPG to reduce mixing room complexity and enable technicians to work more efficiently.

3/14/2017
PPG and NATM hail Alum-Line Trailers as 2017 Green Manufacturing Award winner
PPG and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) named Alum-Line Trailers of Cresco, Iowa, the recipient of the 2017 Green Manufacturing Award. The award was presented to Alum-Line Trailers President Gary Gooder and Director of Marketing Sydney Gooder by NATM President Greg Snyder at the 29th annual NATM national convention and trade show last month at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

3/14/2017
PPG to sponsor and exhibit at Piston Power Auto-Rama
PPG is serving as a major sponsor and exhibitor at the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Power Auto-Rama, March 17–19 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. It is the company’s first appearance at the popular show. PPG will display its broad range of automotive refinish products in booths 701 and 801.

3/10/2017
PPG announces automotive and industrial coatings price increases in Asia
PPG today announced that it will implement customer-specific price increases and surcharges in Asia to offset a significant rise in raw material costs. The price changes will impact a select group of automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) coatings and industrial coatings products, effective April 1 or as contracts permit.

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