PPG trains more than 13,000 students in 2006


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2007 – Nearly 14,000 individuals attended a PPG Automotive Refinish training course in 2006, according to PPG Automotive Refinish. PPG offers a wide variety of training courses and seminars designed to educate and inform personnel in every area of the collision repair industry.

Classes in 2006 included technical training classes for users of PPG products such as Deltron, Nexa Autocolor 2K, PPG Global Refinish System and Delfleet coatings. PPG also offered a variety of body shop business development seminars, as well as distributor sales, technical and business development classes. In addition, PPG provided training to Commercial Performance Coatings customers, members of the CertifiedFirst Network, participants in the MVP program, users of Matthews Paint sign coatings, vocational instructors and insurance industry personnel.

Classes are held at 16 PPG business development centers located throughout North America, as well as in affiliate locations in over 100 key markets. “We believe training is key to our customers’ growth and success, given the challenges they face in this ever-changing industry,” said Bill Troyer, manager, refinish training, North America, for PPG. “PPG’s commitment in this area is quite possibly the largest in the industry, and we will continue to invest in providing and developing training programs that offer our business partners resources to accomplish their objectives.”

For more information on PPG training classes and a complete schedule of courses and course descriptions, visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of coatings, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

CertifiedFirst, Delfleet, Deltron, Nexa Autocolor and PPG Global Refinish System are trademarks of PPG Industries.

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Contact:
Calvinia Fields
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com
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