Louisville, KY - Architectural Coatings

PPG Retail Store




400 South 13th Street, Louisville, KY 40203

Closest big city:

Louisville – 16th largest city in the USA

Strategic Business Unit:

Architectural Coatings

PPG products produced:

Porter Paint, Pittsburgh Paint and  Olympic Paints and Stains


Workforce Demographics:

The stores and sales force are not unionized.  Approximately 2250 employees work in the stores or support. 


Town highlights:


With more than 120 attractions, many of them one-of-a-kind, Louisville has something for every age and interest. Discover the history of the city’s beginnings on the Ohio River, the traditions of the Kentucky Derby or the makings of the legendary Louisville Slugger.  London’s Royal Armouries are on display at their only location outside of England, the Frazier International History Museum and the life and ideals of  Muhammad Ali can be explored at a magnificent center in his hometown.  Take time to explore the city’s nooks and crannies in neighborhoods like Old Louisville. Visit the “Urban Bourbon Trail,” where you can raise a glass at six of the world’s best-stocked and most-celebrated whiskey bars. Or take a short drive to one of Bourbon Country’s famous distilleries.

Spectator sports include a Triple A baseball team at Louisville Slugger Field, an indoor football league and the college sports of the University of Louisville Cardinals and Bellarmine University Knights. Live Thoroughbred racing is offered at Churchill Downs in the spring and fall, and simulcast wagering is offered year-round.

Louisville is also an art city. The Speed Art Museum, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft and the new 21C Museum Hotel offer permanent and changing exhibits. Galleries abound with monthly “trolley hops” to showcase exhibits. Blown glass is a popular medium with two downtown studios – Glassworks and Flame Run. Louisville is one of only a few cities in the U.S. with a professional full-time orchestra, opera, ballet, children’s theatre, dinner theatre and Broadway series.

The list of must-see attractions goes on and on, from baby animals at the zoo to unique museums and historic homes. So what are you waiting for? Dive into the details of the search and we think you’ll agree that Louisville has something for everyone!

·         Louisville has the 10th busiest airport in the world

·         Population of Louisville metropolitan statistical area in 2000 was 1,025,598

·         90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in Louisville each year

·         95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky

·         The replica of Babe Ruth’s 34-inch Louisville Slugger bat weighs 68,000 pounds, is made of steel, stands 120 feet tall and is located at Louisville Slugger Museum

·         60 tons of firework shells used each year at Thunder Over Louisville, North America’s largest annual pyrotechnics show

·         There are 554 roses used in the garland of roses presented to the winner of the Kentucky Derby

·         100,000 Mint Juleps are poured during the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks


How are new employees trained at this location?


New employees to the Architectural Coatings Leadership Development Program will take part in the following training activities:

·         Participants will have a project manager overseeing their progress,

established company contacts and a real-time blog to communicate your

experiences with other participants.

·         Participants will get valuable exposure to all facets of the business

including: store operations, outside sales, national accounts

 (teams responsible for servicing home improvement retailers), Dealer

Customers and Protective and Marine Coatings.

·         Specific learning objections will be discussed in class along with

“Paint 101” classroom instruction and activities designed to give

participants a well-rounded education about Architectural Coatings. 

Projects and activities will allow your voice to be heard and your ideas


·         In addition to a competitive salary, participants will be eligible for up to a

3% bonus based on individual job performance after the initial 9 months.

·         Graduates of the program may be placed in a Assistant Store Manager

position or a Sales Service Representative position.  The first 18-24

months of employment will be in a support role in store operations.


Start your bright future in one of the following cities:

Louisville, KY, Little Rock, AK, Columbus, OH, Detroit, MI, St. Louis,

MO, Houston, TX, or Palm Beach, FL. 

Former military candidates are encouraged to apply.

Full time employees enjoy competitive wages, 401k, health and dental

insurance, and vision discounts. Employees can apply for tuition  reimbursement after one year of service. PPG stores offer a better  work/life balance than traditional retail careers because our stores close  in the early evenings, and are typically open a half day on Saturday and closed on Sundays. 

Working in Louisville photo album
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