2008 PPG Automotive Refinish course offerings

More than 11,000 students trained in 2007

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, April 28, 2008 –
More than 11,000 students participated in PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish training courses in 2007. The classes, ranging in subjects from technical training to business management and more, were held at PPG training centers throughout North America and in affiliate locations in more than 100 key markets.

According to Bill Troyer, PPG manager, refinish training, North America, ongoing training and support is critical for the ever-changing refinish industry. “PPG’s commitment to training may be the largest in the industry,” Troyer said. “Providing and delivering training programs that offer our business partners and customers resources with which to achieve their goals is an investment that pays off for everyone involved.”

In line with this philosophy, PPG is offering a variety of classes throughout 2008 in categories including:

  • Collision Refinish, including color (theory and application), Deltron coatings and Global coatings system certification, and paint shop productivity training
  • Commercial Coatings, including commercial truck estimating, Delfleet coatings spot repair and color tinting, and Delfleet coatings training, Color Accurate systems, commercial performance coatings
  • Custom Painting
  • Distributor Operations
  • MVP Business Training and MVP Green Belt Training
  • Nexa Autocolor Coatings Products
Courses will be available in 14 state-of-the-art PPG Business Development Center locations across North America as well as in more than 100 other markets. For more information on PPG training classes, schedules, locations and course descriptions, visit www.ppgrefinish.com or contact the Customer Focus Center at 800-647-6050.

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.

Color Accurate, Delfleet, Deltron, Global and Nexa Autocolor are trademarks of PPG Industries.




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