PPG pledges $15,000 to YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee capital campaign

Funding supports development and construction of new Franklin/Oak Creek center

OAK CREEK, Wis., Nov. 8, 2007 – PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $15,000 to the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee capital campaign to fund development of a new South Suburban YMCA branch in Franklin.

“We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for the campaign,” said Clarence Jenkins, associate vice president – financial development, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. “This funding will help cover the many costs involved in building a new facility that will enable us to better serve the South Suburban community in Milwaukee County.”

Jenkins said the South Suburban YMCA will include a state-of-the-art workout facility, lap pool, quality child care, locker rooms, and multi-purpose and classroom space.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live, and especially to encouraging employees’ wellness,” said Joel Fechter, manufacturing manager for PPG’s coatings facility in Oak Creek. “We are proud to support the expansion of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee into the south suburbs, and we hope our employees and their families will become regular visitors to this new, first-rate community and fitness center.”

About YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Since 1858, Milwaukee YMCAs have helped kids and families live healthy lives in spirit, mind and body. Supported in part through contributions to the Strong Kids Campaign, the YMCA provides membership assistance and scholarships to programs such as summer camp, child care and teen activities so that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

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 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.


K.C. McCrory

Sydney Hofer
YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee