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2017

PPG brings fresh look for American Legion Post No. 1 in Germantown, Wisconsin

COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project taking place Saturday, Feb. 11


OAK CREEK, Wis., Feb. 9, 2017 – The PPG plant in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has planned a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project this Saturday, Feb. 11, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at American Legion Post No. 1 in nearby Germantown. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG employee volunteers and products, along with financial contributions, to bring color and vitality to communities where PPG operates around the world, such as southeast Wisconsin.

PPG’s industrial coatings plant in Oak Creek is donating paint and materials to freshen up the inside of the American Legion Post using 35 gallons of Satin Latex paint. Volunteers, coordinated by the Waukesha County Labor Council, will be doing the painting. The project begins at 7 a.m. and will continue until about 3 p.m. All volunteers will receive shirts supplied by PPG and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. Morning snacks will be provided by the Waukesha County Labor Council, and lunch will be provided by American Legion Post No. 1.

The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, with a commitment to mentoring youth and a focus on service to veterans, service members and communities.

“These posts, found throughout the U.S., play an important role in every community where they are located. They are not just for veterans but also for area residents who gather for a wide variety of activites throughout the year,” said Jack Marshall, PPG plant manager at the Oak Creek facility. “We are proud to help ensure that the hall will continue to be the setting of many memories for people in the Germantown area.”

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to enhance, protect and beautify neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities and supports projects that transform community spaces, 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 $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.

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 $14.8 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:
Laurie Coleman
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Facility
414-574-7579
laurie.coleman@ppg.com
www.ppgcommunities.com