PPG announces 2008 show truck appearance schedule

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 31, 2008 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business has announced the 2008 appearance schedule for its Vibrance Collection coatings show truck. The 75-foot tractor-trailer rig, custom painted in Vibrance Collection coatings by PPG, will cross the country through November, making 24 stops along the way at truck, car and hot rod shows and events.

The truck is a 2007 Freightliner Coronado driven by PPG driver Chad Hook, with traffic-stopping graphics designed by Larry Wood, chief designer for Hot Wheels®, a Mattel, Inc., brand. The paint was applied by an 18-person crew from PPG’s refinish training, product marketing and color technical teams.

The remaining appearance schedule is:


April 4-6:  Del Mar, Calif. – 8th Del Mar Rod & Custom Nationals
April 25-27:  Bakersfield, Calif. – 32nd Western Street Rod National
May 2-4:  Knoxville, Tenn. – 34th Street Rod Nationals South
May 23-25:  Springfield, Mo. – 25th Mid-America Street Rod Nationals
May 30 -June 1:  Loveland, Colo. – 11th Colorado Nationals
June 6-8:  Indianapolis, Ind. – 20th Hot Rod Nationals
June 13-15:  Atlanta, Ga. – 2nd NAPA Southern Nationals
June 20-22:  St. Paul, Minn. – Back to the ‘50s
June 27-29:  Nashville, Tenn. – 3rd Nashville Nationals
July 4-6:  Des Moines, Iowa – 17th Heartland Nationals
July 11-13:  Columbus, Ohio – 11th PPG Nationals
July 18-20:  Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Nationals
July 31-Aug. 3:  Louisville, Ky. – 39th Annual Street Rod Nationals
Aug. 15-17:  Spokane, Wash. – 7th Great Northwest Nationals
Aug. 22-24:  Pleasanton, Calif. – 22nd West Coast Nationals
Sept. 5-7:  Norwalk, Ohio – 1st Goodguys Blue Suede Cruise
Sept. 12-14 : Kalamazoo, Mich. – 30th Street Rod Nationals North
Sept. 19-21:  Joliet, Ill. – 2nd Peak Chicagoland Nationals
Sept. 26-28:  Pocono Racetrack, Pa. – 4th Great American Nationals
Oct. 3-5:  Fort Worth, Texas – 16th Lone Star Nationals
Oct. 10-12:  Tampa, Fla. – 21st Southeast Street Rod Nationals
Oct. 24-26:  Charlotte, N.C. – 15th Southeastern Nationals
Oct. 14-16:  Scottsdale, Ariz. – 11th Southwest Nationals


For more about the Vibrance Collection coatings show truck and its appearance schedule, call 440-572-2800 or visit www.ppgrefinish.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. PPG’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Vibrance Collection is a trademark of PPG Industries.
Hot Wheels is a trademark of Mattel, Inc.




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