PPG AutoGlass introduces replacement door glass insert business offering

Expanded product offering for auto glass customers


PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2008 –
PPG AutoGlass, a consolidated affiliate of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) and a leading supplier of auto glass and glass shop accessories, recently joined with Western Reflections, a manufacturer and producer of high-quality doorlights and injection molded frames for the door industry, to introduce residential door glass inserts as a business expansion opportunity for the glass shop retailer.

“Our sundries program now includes residential door glass inserts, offering our auto glass shop the opportunity to expand into a business they wouldn’t otherwise consider,” said Lee St. John, vice president of customer service and distribution for PPG AutoGlass. “In the past, many glass shops avoided this business due to the amount of time and labor involved.

“Installation of these products is simple and streamlined,” St. John added. “Once the frame is measured and ordered, the insert is installed – in most cases, in less than 30 minutes. Because we warehouse and stock may popular sizes in our 128 distribution branches throughout the country, the products can be delivered with the shop’s next scheduled delivery. Sizes not stocked at our branches are shipped overnight direct from Western Reflections in Tennessee.”

As John Pettis, director of sales for Western Reflections, pointed out, “Our glass can be used in doors to meet ENERGY STAR criteria, and we offer hurricane-impact door glass in a number of style options. Door glass replacement is an easy three-step installation process and requires a short list of commonly used tools.”

These glass inserts provide an easy solution for restoring, replacing or renovating residential door entryways and an opportunity for glass shop retailers to extend their business beyond automotive windshield repair and replacement.

To learn more about this program, new or existing PPG AutoGlass customers can contact their local PPG AutoGlass sales representatives or e-mail ppgagsundrieshd@ppg.com.

PPG AutoGlass is a consolidated affiliate of PPG Industries, formed with the U.S. automotive replacement glass distribution businesses of PPG and Apogee Enterprises. The PPG AutoGlass organization is comprised of management from PPG's auto glass replacement branch distribution centers and Apogee's former Glass Depot wholesale company. For more information, visit www.ppgautoglass.com.

About Western Reflections
Western Reflections LLC is a subsidiary of ODL, Inc., based in Gallatin, Tenn. Western Reflections manufactures unique designs in decorative glass door lights, sidelights, transoms and decorative windows. For more information, visit www.western-reflections.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.

PPG AutoGlass is a service mark and trademark of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Laurie Cochran
PPG Automotive Glass & Services
412-434-2595
lcochran@ppg.com
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