PPG names Single Source, Inc., Platinum Distributor of the Year


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, April 15, 2008 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business honored Single Source, Inc., of Roswell, Ga., with the PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year Award during the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas.

The award is presented each year to the Platinum Distributor that has shown consistent sales growth, maintained Platinum Plus status and used the Platinum Program’s broad scope of offerings. PPG initiated the Platinum Program in 1995 as a support mechanism and loyalty initiative for PPG single-line distributors with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits to PPG refinish customers.

John Leavy, director of the PPG Platinum Program, presented the award to Bill Werkheiser, founder and president of Single Source, and a group of 20 of the company’s regional sales managers attending the event.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” Werkheiser said. “PPG has the strongest single-line distribution network in the industry, and it’s made up of some very accomplished distributors that have already been recognized with this honor. It’s a privilege to be a part of that group.”

Mike Strawn, vice president of sales at Single Source, added, “We are part of the PPG Platinum Program because the umbrella of services and incentives it offers to us and our customers is second to none. Our customers depend on us to deliver the most productive and profitable systems for their shops. We believe PPG has the complete range of product solutions our customers need and prefer.”

Single Source was established in May 1995 in Roswell by Werkheiser and the recently retired Nick Belizzi. Werkheiser and Strawn have more than 23 years in the business each and have helped the company grow to 17 locations across the country, serving major metropolitan markets coast to coast. Single Source has more than 165 employees, 80 of whom attended the conference.

“Single Source stands out as a thriving Platinum Distributor,” Leavy said. “They won this award because of their expertise, knowledge, service and commitment, which took them above and beyond the goals we set to attain Platinum Distributor of the Year status.”

For more about the PPG Platinum Distributor program, 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.

 

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Contact:
Calvinia Fields
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com
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