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PPG announces 2008 Vibrance Collection show truck appearances

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – March 20, 2008 – PPG announced its 2008 Vibrance Collection Show Truck appearance schedule. The 75-foot tractor-trailer rig, custom painted in PPG Vibrance Collection® colors, will criss-cross the country from March through November, making 24 stops along the way at truck, car and hot rod shows and events.

The truck, with PPG driver Chad Hook at the wheel, is a 2007 Freightliner Coronado. The truck’s traffic-stopping graphics were designed by Larry Wood, chief designer for Hot Wheels®, a Mattel, Inc. brand. The paint design was applied by an 18-person crew from PPG’s Refinish Training, Product Marketing and Color Technical teams.

The complete appearance schedule follows:

Louisville, KY 3/27 - 3/29 Mid America Truck Show
Del Mar, CA 4/4 - 4/6 8th Del Mar Rod & Custom Nationals
Bakersfield, CA 4/25 - 4/27 32nd Western Street Rod National
Knoxville, TN 5/2 - 5/4 34th Street Rod Nationals South
Springfield, MO 5/23 - 5/25 25th Mid-America Street Rod Nationals
Loveland, CO 5/30 - 6/1 11th Colorado Nationals
Indianapolis, IN 6/6 - 6/8 20th Hot Rod Nationals
Atlanta, GA 6/13 - 6/15 2nd NAPA Southern Nationals
St. Paul, MN 6/20 - 6/22 Back to the 50's
Nashville, TN 6/27 - 6/29 3rd Nashville Nationals
Des Moines, IA 7/4 - 7/6 17th Heartland Nationals
Columbus, OH 7/11 - 7/13 11th PPG Nationals
Syracuse, NY 7/18 - 7/20 Syracuse Nationals
Louisville, KY 7/31 - 8/3 39th Annual Street Rod Nationals
Spokane, WA 8/15 - 8/17 7th Great Northwest Nationals
Pleasanton, CA 8/22 - 8/24 22nd West Coast Nationals
Norwalk, OH 9/5 - 9/7 1st Goodguys Blue Suede Cruise
Kalamazoo, MI 9/12 - 9/14 30th Street Rod Nationals North
Joliet, IL 9/19 - 9/21 2nd Peak Chicagoland Nationals
Pocono, PA 9/26 - 9/28 4th Great American Nationals
Fort Worth, TX 10/3 - 10/5 16th Lone Star Nationals
Tampa, FL 10/10 - 10/12 21st Southeast Street Rod Nationals
Charlotte, NC 10/24 - 10/26 15th Southeastern Nationals
Scottsdale, AZ 11/14 - 11/16 11th Southwest Nationals
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 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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