PPG pledges $10,000 to Liberty Community Center

Funding supports campaign to improve center’s safety, appearance


Shannon Nagy, executive director, Liberty Community Center, and Carl Johnson, North America director of refinish manufacturing, PPG Industries, celebrate the PPG Industries Foundation’s support of the center’s Capital Improvement Campaign.
DELAWARE, Ohio, April 1, 2008 –
PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $10,000 to Liberty Community Center to support its Capital Improvement Campaign.

"We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for our Capital Improvement Campaign," said Shannon Nagy, executive director, Liberty Community Center. "The funding will help us to improve our heating and air-conditioning system, which are needed urgently, and to complete additional updates that will make the center safer and more usable for all our services."

Liberty Community Center offers high quality, affordable early childhood day care and preschool programs to a diverse ethnic and economic group of families, and its programs are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education. It also serves as a community meeting place for many groups in the Delaware area.

Carl Johnson, North America director of refinish manufacturing, based at PPG’s automotive refinish paint manufacturing facility in Delaware, and a Liberty Community Center board member, said, “PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live. We are proud to support Liberty Community Center in its efforts to provide a safer, better environment for the many children and other Delaware residents it serves.”

About Liberty Community Center
The mission of the Liberty Community Center is to provide the highest quality educare and meeting place for Delaware organizations that respect and reflect a commitment to excellence, inclusion and diversity. Its early care and education program serves a majority of children who are at risk of academic failure due to socioeconomic status or parents’ educational levels. Liberty Community Center is also home to the Rainbow Room, a collaborative program with the Delaware County Board of Disabilities, which serves children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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.

 

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