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2017

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Industrial Park of Pilar in Argentina


PILAR, Argentina, Dec. 5, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project at the Industrial Park in Pilar that helped revitalize the site’s bus shelters. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and paint products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Pilar, where PPG operates Industrial, Automotive OEM, Automotive Refinish and Packaging Coatings facilities.
 
The project brought together more than 20 PPG volunteers, who spent approximately 80 hours revitalizing 26 bus shelters in Argentina’s largest industrial park that sees more than 20,000 people daily. PPG provided $5,750 to assist with the project, including brushes, protective equipment and 25 gallons of PPG’s industrial paint products in white and green colors.
 
“PPG is proud to brighten communities where we work and play, no matter how big or small the project may be,” said Raquel Degam Klemz, PPG communications supervisor, Latin America. “This Colorful Communities project will have a positive impact for years to come for the many people of Pilar who use the bus shelters.”
 
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities and supports projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and donated PPG products. In 2015 and 2016 combined, PPG completed nearly 60 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 75 more this year.
 
 
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated nearly $10 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.
 
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
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.

 
We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
PPG Media Contact:
Raquel Degam Klemz
+55 19 2103-6376
raquel.klemz@ppg.com
www.ppgcommunities.com