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PPG’s Oakwood paint and coatings plant to host local high school students to mark National Manufacturing Day

OAKWOOD, Ga., Oct. 4, 2017 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) will hold an educational event at its Oakwood facility for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students at Flowery Branch High School. The Oct. 10 event is part of PPG’s efforts around 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 the ongoing success of the manufacturing industry.
PPG’s facility employs more than 85 people and manufactures well-known architectural paints, including GLIDDEN® paint and the PPG PAINTS™ brand. Employees will tour the facility with students and discuss the importance of STEM education and vocational training for manufacturing in Georgia and as a potential career. U.S. Rep. Collins will also attend the event.
“After a great National Manufacturing Day event last year, we plan to provide an inside look at our manufacturing facility and engage with the students to have a deep discussion of the real-world uses for STEM education in the hope that it will spark students’ interest in the manufacturing industry,” said Alexander George, PPG plant manager, Oakwood.
George currently serves on the Hall County WBL (Work-Based Learning) Advisory Committee and previously served on the advisory committee of the Flowery Branch High School STEM program. PPG and the PPG Foundation place an emphasis on supporting STEM programs around the country.
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.
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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