Westside Lexus named 2008 Lexus Certified Collision Center of Year

HOUSTON, March 24, 2009 – A special recognition dinner last month at Lakeside Country Club here celebrated Westside Lexus being named the 2008 Toyota/Lexus Certified Collision Center of the Year. Westside was selected from among 168 nationwide Toyota and Lexus dealer Certified Collision Centers (TCCC/LCCC) and is the first Lexus dealer collision center to win the award.

Roger Foss, national field support manager for Toyota Motor Sales presented the award, saying, “This award goes to the dealer that best exemplifies the spirit of certification. All 168 dealers were evaluated on a points system based on customer satisfaction, manager, estimator and technician certification, facility and equipment requirements and benchmark achievements.”

Accepting the award for Westside Lexus were Jack Kendall, president, Brett Aldridge, general manager, and Ronnie Brush, collision center manager. They shared the award and the evening with 38 other collision center employees and their guests. Brush attributed the Westside’s success in 2008 to “participation in the TCCC/LCCC program, as well as the support from PPG and their MVP and CertifiedFirst Network programs.”

Steven Topczewski, business development manager for PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business, said, “We continue to be proud of our supplier relationship with Toyota Motor Sales and, importantly, the product and support provided to Westside Lexus. We congratulate Westside for an outstanding 2008 and their impressive start to 2009.”

PPG Automotive Refinish representatives and employees of TASCO Auto Color, a PPG Platinum Distributor, attended the event and presented commemorative jackets to all Westside shop personnel.

For more about PPG and the MVP and CertifiedFirst Network programs, 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.

CertifiedFirst is a trademark of PPG Industries.




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