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PPG’s Carrollton paints and coatings plant to host students from University of Texas at Dallas on National Manufacturing Day

CARROLLTON, Texas, Oct. 4, 2017 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced it will host chemical, mechanical and material science engineering students from the University of Texas at Dallas at its Carrollton facility for National Manufacturing Day. National Manufacturing Day is an initiative organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to address the skilled labor shortage, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure the success of the manufacturing industry.
At the event scheduled for Oct. 6, PPG employees will lead students on an interactive tour of the plant and training center. The students will learn about paint products and their manufacturing processes, meet plant leadership, participate in an educational presentation, learn about safety procedures in the manufacturing environment and explore career opportunities in PPG and manufacturing. The students also will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with PPG employees during an open forum.
“We’re excited to bring students into our facility to give them a firsthand perspective of a coatings manufacturing operation and allow them to explore future career opportunities,” said Hank Saunders, PPG plant manager, Carrollton. “We hope that the site observations and staff interactions will help inspire students to consider careers in manufacturing.”
PPG’s Carrollton plant employs about 125 people and produces paints for home improvement and paint retailers nationwide including GLIDDEN® paint and PPG PROLUXE™ wood finishes.
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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