PPG announces 2009 VIBRANCE COLLECTION show truck schedule

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has announced the 2009 appearance schedule for the Vibrance Collection finishes show truck. The truck – a 75-foot 2007 Freightliner Coronado tractor-trailer rig, custom-painted in Vibrance Collection finishes colors by PPG – will make 21 stops at truck, car and hot rod shows and events in its March-to-November tour. PPG driver Chad Hook will guide the truck to its cross-country appearances.

The schedule includes stops at events such as the 33rd Western Street Rod National in Bakersfield, Calif., and the 40th Annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Ky., along with newer attractions such as the 3rd Peak Chicagoland Nationals in Joliet, Ill., and the 4th Nashville Nationals in Tennessee.

Larry Wood, chief designer for Hot Wheels®, a Mattel, Inc., brand, created the truck’s graphics. An 18-person crew from PPG’s refinish training, product marketing and color technical teams painted Wood’s design on the truck.

The complete show schedule follows:
  • 3/19-21: Mid America Truck Show, Louisville, Ky.
  • 4/3-5: 9th Del Mar Rod & Custom Nationals, Del Mar, Calif.
  • 4/24-26: 33rd Western Street Rod National, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • 5/22-24: 26th Mid-America Street Rod Nationals, Springfield, Mo.
  • 6/5-7: 12th Colorado Nationals, Loveland, Colo.
  • 6/12-14: 21st Hot Rod Nationals, Indianapolis
  • 6/20-22: Back to the ‘50s, St. Paul, Minn.
  • 6/26-28: 4th Nashville Nationals, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 7/3-5: 18th Heartland Nationals, Des Moines, Iowa
  • 7/10-12: 12th Goodguys PPG Nationals, Columbus, Ohio
  • 7/17-19: Syracuse Nationals, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • 8/8-9: 40th Annual Street Rod Nationals, Louisville, Ky.
  • 8/28-30: 5th Richmond Nationals, Richmond, Va.
  • 9/4-6: 8th Mid Western Nationals, Kansas City, Kan.
  • 9/11-13: 31st Street Rod Nationals North, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • 9/18-20: 3rd Peak Chicagoland Nationals, Joliet, Ill.
  • 9/25-27: 5th Great American Nationals, Pocono, Pa.
  • 10/2-4: 17th Lone Star Nationals, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 10/9-11: 22nd Southeast Street Rod Nationals, Tampa, Fla.
  • 10/16-18: 2nd Nostalgia Nationals, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • 10/30-11/1: 16th Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte, N.C.
For more about the Vibrance Collection show truck and its appearance schedule, call 440-572-2800 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Web site at 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 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 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.




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