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PPG Foundation grant supports student podcasting and broadcasting at Wayne City High School

MOUNT VERNON, Ill., Jan. 10, 2017 – Quality Supervisor Steve Smith of the PPG industrial coatings plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, sponsored a PPG Foundation grant for more than $500 to support a student-led technology initiative at Wayne City High School. The grant funds were used to purchase two broadcast headsets and an audio mixing board, used here by students along with computer-based editing tools, to produce podcasts, game broadcasting and announcements.

“The grants that we are able to sponsor through the PPG Foundation are making an impact in area schools by funding projects like this that are focused on technology, engineering, science and mathematics,” Smith said. “This project is unique because the technology and engineering concepts that students are learning has immediate real-world uses, and the feedback they get for their audio productions excites them to learn more about the technology.”

The PPG Foundation aims to bring color and brightness to PPG communities in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG Media Contact:
Christina Campbell
Mount Vernon, Illinois, Plant