PPG succeeds in enjoining paint distributor and body shop from selling counterfeit paint


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2006 – A paint distributor and its collision center customer were enjoined by the United States Federal District Court in Louisiana from selling and using paint labeled as PPG but not manufactured by PPG. The collision center was caught using and representing the paint as genuine PPG paint. The collision center then led PPG to the distributor.

“PPG will remain vigilant in protecting our distributors and their customers,” said William Shaw, director of marketing, N.A. PPG Automotive Refinish. “PPG will continue policing these illegal activities and take whatever steps are necessary to put an end to them and to recoup payment for damages. PPG intends to be proactive in its efforts to identify and stop existing and new entrants of these illegal activities and will move quickly to enact the strictest penalties available.”


About PPG Industries
Pittsburgh-based PPG is the leading maker of transportation coatings worldwide and the largest manufacturer of automotive glass for original-equipment and replacement applications in North America. Additionally, PPG is a leading global supplier of chemicals, coatings, flat and fabricated glass and fiber glass. With manufacturing locations and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries, sales in 2005 were US$10.2 billion.

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Contact:
Calvinia Fields
(440) 572-2800
cfields@ppg.com

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