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PPG offers 2008 courses; more than 11,000 students trained in 2007

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – April 28, 2008 – More than 11,000 students participated in PPG Automotive Refinish training courses in 2007. The classes, ranging in subjects from technical training to business management and more, were held at PPG training centers throughout North America and in affiliate locations in over 100 key markets.

According to Bill Troyer, manager, refinish training, North America, for PPG, on-going training and support is critical for the ever-changing refinish industry. “PPG’s commitment to training may be the largest in the industry,” said Troyer. “Providing and delivering training programs that offer our business partners and customers resources with which to achieve their goals is an investment that pays off for everyone involved.”

In line with this philosophy, PPG continues to offer a broad variety of classes throughout 2008. Course categories include:

  • Collision Refinish, including Color (theory and application), Deltron® and Global Certification, and Paint Shop Productivity Training
  • Commercial Coatings, including, Commercial Truck Estimating, Delfleet® Spot Repair and Color Tinting, and Delfleet Training, Color Accurate™ Systems, Commercial Performance Coatings
  • Custom Painting
  • Distributor Operations
  • MVP Business Training and MVP Green Belt Training
  • Nexa Autocolor® Products

Throughout 2008, courses will again be available in 14 state-of-the-art PPG Business Development Center locations across North America as well as in more than 100 other markets.

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.