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PPG’s Houston paint and coatings plant to educate students at Gulf Coast Advanced Manufacturing Conference on National Manufacturing Day

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 4, 2017 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced it will host a booth at the Gulf Coast Advanced Manufacturing Conference on Oct. 6 to mark National Manufacturing Day, with the goal to educate students on its Houston plant’s manufacturing process, products and career opportunities. State and national industry leaders also will present industry trends and their impact on workforce development during the conference at Houston Community College.
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 ongoing success of the manufacturing industry.
PPG’s Houston plant employs approximately 60 people and manufactures well-known architectural paints, including PPG PAINTS™, GLIDDEN® paint and OLYMPIC® paint and stain brands.
Production, maintenance, distribution and receiving managers from the plant will distribute information, display finished architectural coatings products and present an informational video about PPG’s manufacturing process at the event.
“PPG is always looking to educate students and the community about what we make and how we make it,” said John Brandon, PPG plant manager, Houston. “We are exhibiting at the conference to inform students who are interested in pursuing a technical or related degree about the coatings industry and the different jobs and career paths at PPG.”
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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