PPG donates $15,000 to Edinboro University in Meadville capital campaign

Funding supports manufacturing technology center, other campus development


MEADVILLE, Pa., June 5, 2007 – PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $15,000 to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Meadville’s capital campaign to fund development of the Precision Industries Education, Design and Manufacturing Technology Center as well as other efforts at the satellite campus.

“We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for the campaign,” said Don Apel, director, Edinboro University in Meadville. “This funding will help our Meadville campus to continue expanding, including adding a manufacturing-focused research and development laboratory that will be available for use by area businesses. PPG is helping us to bring new options for higher education to Crawford County and other area communities.”

Apel said the Meadville campus’s program in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, currently offered only as an associate degree, will be broadened into a bachelor’s-level program with the addition of the new lab. He added that Edinboro University plans to work with PPG to develop training programs that best serve diverse and technical future growth needs.

Lynn Hoover, plant manager for PPG’s glass manufacturing facility in Meadville, said, “PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live. We are proud to support Edinboro University in Meadville and its efforts to support and grow industry in the area through education.”

About Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Meadville
Opened in December 2004, Edinboro University in Meadville is a satellite campus of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, based in Edinboro, Pa. The curriculum offered at the Meadville campus supports the manufacturing base in the area, including associate's degree programs in Human Services, Business Administration and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

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.

 

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