PPG honors nine companies as excellent suppliers


PITTSBURGH, July 28, 2005 – PPG Industries has presented nine Excellent Supplier Awards for superior performance in 2004.

Award criteria included product quality, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness, continuous improvement and participation in PPG's Supplier Added Value Effort ($AVE) program.

Kathleen McGuire, PPG vice president, corporate purchasing and distribution, praised the performance of the award-winning suppliers. "Their products, services, reliability, innovation and overall value in 2004 were outstanding," she said. "We consider them invaluable business partners who provide us a significant competitive advantage."

On an annual basis, PPG purchases more than $5 billion in materials and services from thousands of suppliers.

The companies earning the 2004 Excellent Supplier Award, and the products and services they provide, are:

Applied Industrial Technologies, based in Cleveland, supplies bearings and engineered products as well as power-transmission and fluid-power components to PPG's automotive coatings, glass, flat glass, fiber glass and chlor-alkali and derivatives businesses in the United States.


Brock Service Painting Company Inc., of Beaumont, Texas, provides painting and related services to the Lake Charles, La., chemicals facility.


BYK Chemie GmbH, Wesel, Germany, provides chemical additives for the automotive original-equipment coatings and refinish as well as industrial and packaging coatings businesses in Europe, South America, Australia and the United States.


Eckart Aluminum GmbH, headquartered in Fürth, Germany, supplies aluminum pigments to automotive original-equipment coatings and refinish as well as industrial and packaging coatings businesses in Europe, South America, Australia and the United States.


EPSCO International, with facilities in Texas and Louisiana, provides non-metallic pipe, valves and fittings to U.S. chlor-alkali and derivatives, fine chemicals and silicas businesses.


Hartman & Hartman, Inc., of Washington, Pa., provides general construction services for U.S. automotive glass, flat glass, automotive refinish and chlor-alkali and derivatives businesses.


Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC, Oklahoma City, supplies titanium dioxide to PPG's worldwide architectural finishes, original-equipment automotive coatings and industrial coatings businesses.


Kyowa Hakko, headquartered in Tokyo, supplies amino acids to the U.S. fine chemicals business.


Oxiteno S/A Industria e Comércio, with facilities in Brazil and Mexico, provides butoxy ethanol to original-equipment automotive coatings, industrial coatings, automotive refinish and packaging coatings businesses in South America.

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries is a global supplier of coatings, glass, fiber glass and chemicals, with manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales were US$9.5 billion in 2004.

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Contact:
Jeff Worden
412-434-3046

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