NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Paul Menard visits PPG plant in Dover


Racer Paul Menard (wearing hat) visited PPG Industries’ paint manufacturing facility in Dover, Del., today with a show version of the No. 15 Menards car sponsored by Pittsburgh Paints that he drives in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. On hand were PPG architectural coatings employees (from Menard’s left) Ron Bishop (kneeling), director, manufacturing and information technology; Jeff Humes, director of sales, national accounts; Doug Perry, regional sales manager, national accounts; Khristine Selelyo, marketing manager, Pittsburgh Paints; and Dover Plant Manager Mitch Magee.
DOVER, Del., May 31, 2007 – Paul Menard, driver of the No. 15 Menards Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Inc., in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, visited PPG Industries' paint manufacturing facility here today with a show version of the car he drives.

Menard toured the plant and signed autographs for employees who make paint for Pittsburgh Paints, a sponsor of the No. 15 Menards Chevrolet race team.

In the 2007 season, Menard will make his first full-time effort in NASCAR Nextel Cup Series racing, driving the No. 15 Menards Chevrolet. He finished seventh in Atlanta in 2006 – one of only seven Nextel Cup Series races in which he drove last season – and he’s a hopeful for Rookie of the Year honors.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, 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.

Pittsburgh is a trademark of PPG Industries.

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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com

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