PPG honors ACS of Georgia as 2008 Platinum Distributor of Year

J.P. Uren (left) and Dave Marlow (right) of ACS of Georgia accept PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year honors from Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president, coatings.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 12, 2009 –
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has honored ACS of Georgia with its Platinum Distributor of the Year Award. The presentation was made during the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference, Feb. 12-14 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas.

Dave Marlow and J.P. Uren, co-owners of the Chamblee-based company, accepted the award from John Leavy, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program.

“This is quite an honor,” Marlow said. “J.P. and I are thrilled, and I know everyone at ACS will be just as excited. PPG has been extremely supportive and helped keep us focused and aggressive in the marketplace.”

Uren said, “Receiving this award is very gratifying. We have all worked very hard to reach our Platinum program goals. It’s wonderful to be recognized this way.”

Marlow and Uren teamed and bought ACS in 2006, turning it into a PPG Platinum Distributor the same year. At the time, ACS had five locations in Georgia. Today, the company has 44 employees in seven locations in metropolitan Atlanta, and a sister company with locations in southern Georgia and Alabama.

“ACS of Georgia has done a remarkable job,” Leavy said. “Dave and J.P. and their employees consistently exemplify the attributes of a successful Platinum Distributor: industry knowledge, technical expertise, a commitment to customer service and a concerted effort to grow their business. We’re proud to name them PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year.”

PPG initiated the Platinum Distributor Program in 1995 as a loyalty and support program for PPG single-line distributors, with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG Automotive Refinish customers. In order to be considered for the award, a Platinum Distributor must show consistent sales growth and use the Platinum program’s wide array of training and business-development offerings.

For more information on the PPG Platinum Distributor program, call 800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Web site at www.ppgrefinish.com.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, 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.




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