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PPG receives NATM Associate Member of the Year award

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – February 23, 2009 – The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) has honored PPG with its 2008 Associate Member of the Year Award. PPG will be presented with the award at the 2009 NATM National Convention which runs February 24–28, in Charleston, South Carolina at the Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Convention Center.

The NATM Associate Member of the Year Award is presented to an associate member that has shown outstanding support of NATM. Selection is based on activities including membership recruitment, support of the convention, sponsorships and other activities that promote NATM and the trailer manufacturing industry.

“NATM relies on active members to help expand membership as well as promote awareness of the trailer manufacturing industry,” said Travis Eby, NATM President. “PPG has been very supportive of NATM in many aspects including convention sponsorship and committee participation. It is members like PPG that keep our association strong and maintain our ability to provide further education and awareness about trailer safety and the trailer manufacturing industry.”

“This is quite an honor for all of us at PPG. NATM is an important organization in the industry. Working with NATM has been extremely rewarding as well as educational. We do all we can do to assist in advancing their programs, and we sincerely appreciate their recognition of our efforts,” said Ron Yarnell, commercial market development manager.

A leader in the trailer manufacturing industry, PPG has been an NATM member since 1999 and a convention sponsor since 2003. PPG is currently working with NATM on the Paint Processes Special Project and also approached NATM about co-sponsoring a “Green Manufacturing” award for trailer manufacturers. In addition, Yarnell has been an NATM workshop leader and served on the Convention Committee for three years.

about ppg

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

about natm

NATM represents manufacturers that produce light- and medium-duty trailers, and suppliers to the industry. Organized to promote, both to the trailer industry and to the public, universal recognition of safety and quality in trailer manufacturing, NATM works to improve the trailer industry through the promotion of compliance with Federal Safety Regulations and selected industry standards. The Association currently has more than 1,000 member companies across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other foreign countries. For more information about NATM, contact NATM Headquarters at 785/272-4433.