PPG: We protect and beautify the world
Print |


PPG Foundation invests more than $10,000 in Greensboro organizations

Funding supports local educational initiatives

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 7, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation invested more than $10,000 in the Guilford Education Alliance and Greensboro Science Center in 2017. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s local industrial coatings facility.
The $5,478 grant to the Guilford Education Alliance supports the organization’s efforts to engage the community in supporting the local schools and developing the future workforce through a variety of programs and advocacy. These include the Teacher Supply Warehouse, Rookie & Mentor Teacher of the Year, Community Reader Days and Let’s Talk Education Speaker Series.
The $5,000 Greensboro Science Center grant was for the facility’s aquarium expansion project, which will add new visitor experiences, increase educational opportunities and better position Greensboro as a science-based tourism destination.
“PPG and the PPG Foundation are proud to support these two organizations as they work to expand the educational offerings in the Greensboro area,” said Monica Huerta, PPG plant manager, Greensboro.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in 2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29 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 $14.8 billion in 2017. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

PPG Media Contacts:
Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications
+1 412-434-3046
Greta Edgar
Corporate Communications
+1 412-434-2445