PPG Aerospace earns third Derco Aerospace Gold Standard Award

Award recognizes delivery performance for C-130 windshields and windows


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 21, 2008 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies business has earned the Gold Standard Award from Derco Aerospace, Milwaukee, for its 2007 on-time performance in delivering windshields and windows for the C-130 military transport aircraft.

PPG has been the primary supplier of C-130 transparencies since production began in 1954, and it manufactures all 23 forward-facing cockpit transparencies for original equipment and spares at its Huntsville plant. Derco supplies C-130 replacement transparencies for foreign military applications.

Derco presents its Gold Standard Awards annually to its original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners that deliver outstanding-quality products 90 percent on time or better. PPG’s on-time delivery exceeded Derco’s requirements.

“PPG is a valued and well-respected OEM partner for Derco, and we greatly appreciate the cooperation from the entire PPG team,” said John Sepulveda, Derco executive vice president and general manager.

“PPG’s ability to maintain a mixture of 23 C-130 cockpit transparency designs to meet Derco’s foreign military demands demonstrates our commitment to this partnership, which began in 1987,” said John Miller, PPG senior account manager. “The C-130 has been in continuous production longer than any other aircraft flying today, and the C-130 aircraft fleet is the world leader in foreign military use. PPG is pleased to be able to support Derco's efforts to provide products and services for the large foreign fleet demand.”

This is the third time PPG has received Derco’s Gold Standard Award.

PPG also supplies Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company with C-130 windshields and windows for production aircraft.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies, manufactured at PPG’s Huntsville, Ala., plant and by PPG’s subsidiaries Ampaspace at Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, and Sierracin/Sylmar Corp. at Sylmar, Calif. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.

About Derco
Founded in 1979, Derco Aerospace is a world leader in providing spares, services and solutions to customers around the world. Through solid relationships with premier OEMs, Derco maintains one of the largest and most diversified aircraft spares inventories in the world. Today, Derco is a full-service logistics and solutions provider, supporting military and commercial fleets in more than 65 countries. Derco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries. For more information regarding Derco Aerospace, call (414) 355-3066 or visit www.dercoaerospace.com.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2007 were US$11.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 

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Contact:
Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace
(818) 549-7597
audrey.fujimoto@ppg.com

Jean Verlich
JV Communications
(575) 762-2017
jverlich@jvcommunications.com
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