PPG donates $10,000 to Delaware Speech and Hearing Center

Funding supports remodeling of new facility to provide expanded services

DELAWARE, Ohio, June 4, 2007 – PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $10,000 to the Delaware Speech and Hearing Center to fund remodeling of its new 494 West Central facility in Delaware, enabling the center to provide speech and hearing services to additional Central Ohio clients.

“We are very pleased that PPG has supported the remodeling of our new location,” said Guy Naples, executive director, Delaware Speech and Hearing Center. “This funding will enable us to upgrade our new location’s infrastructure while maintaining our focus on serving clients in Central Ohio who have difficulty in speech, language or hearing, as well as those with swallowing or balance disorders.”

A private, non-profit agency, the Delaware Speech and Hearing Center has served Greater Delaware area residents since 1959. Jeffrey Gillette, manager of paint manufacturing at PPG's automotive refinish paint facility in Delaware, is president of the center's board of directors, and many PPG retirees, employees and their families have benefited from the center's services.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” Gillette said. “We are proud to support the Delaware Speech and Hearing Center in providing broader access to much-needed services for people throughout Central Ohio.”

About Delaware Speech and Hearing Center
Delaware Speech and Hearing Center (DSHC) believes in the primacy of human communication. Because we care about community, we offer the highest quality assessment, treatment and instruction in speech, hearing, language, balancing and swallowing abilities at a reasonable cost.

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.




K.C. McCrory