PPG Industries, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. At the end of 2011, PPG employed more than 38,400 people across the world. PPG employees and retirees own about 8 percent of the firm’s outstanding stock. As owner-operators, PPG’s people share a deep sense of pride and a firm commitment to their company. PPG is a publicly owned company, with shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).