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PPG’s Huntsville aerospace paint and coatings plant to host students to mark National Manufacturing Day

Plant announces $25,000 in grants from the PPG Foundation


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 4, 2017 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced it will host more than 50 students from Grissom and Jemison high schools and chemical engineering students from the University of Alabama in Huntsville for a tour of its Huntsville facility. The Oct. 24 event is part of the company’s activities marking National Manufacturing Day, an initiative organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that aims to address the skilled labor shortage, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure ongoing success of the manufacturing industry.
 
The facility also announced $25,000 in grants from the PPG Foundation in support of local science, technology, engineering and math education programs with the intent to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The PPG Foundation grants include $15,000 to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, $5,000 to the University of Alabama at Huntsville and $5,000 to Greenpower USA.
 
PPG’s Huntsville facility employs about 600 people and manufactures aircraft transparencies for the aerospace industry, including military and commercial applications.
 
During the event, students will tour the facility and participate in a Q&A session with a panel of PPG experts. This will be followed by an opportunity for the students and PPG employees to network and converse.
 
“The goal is to educate students on opportunities within manufacturing and give them a behind-the-scenes look at what PPG does as a leading paint and coatings company,” said Tom Meyer, PPG plant manager, Huntsville. “We want to spark students’ interest in the manufacturing industry and encourage them to interact with one another as well as PPG employees to explore their potential interest in engineering.”
 
 
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated nearly $9.8 million in 2016, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 25 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.
 
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