PPG Automotive Refinish launches new MVP Business Solutions Web site

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has launched a new MVP Business Solutions Web site, accessible at www.ppgmvp.com or through the PPG Automotive Refinish portal at www.ppgrefinish.com. The new site is tailored to the needs of PPG’s collision center customers and devoted to MVP training, tools and services.

“We are excited about having a Web site wholly dedicated to our business solutions offerings,” said Jim Berkey, director, MVP Business Solutions. “We have a strong leadership position in the collision repair industry with our MVP programs and want to make information more easily available for our customers. With the new Web site, they now have 24/7/365 access to our programs and services.”

The interactive site incorporates state-of-the-art technology, is highly graphic and emphasizes a contemporary, user-friendly design.

“We wanted to make this site attractive and appealing. After all, we want people to use it and enjoy their experience, so we did our best to make it easy,” said Norm Angrove, senior manager, PPG value-added programs. “This site is loaded with the timely and critical information our customers want. Navigation is clear and intuitive. Customers can find out about our MVP offerings and quickly get up-to-the-minute information about training, conferences and services. For example, one of the Web site’s key areas is Training Solutions, which encompasses four sub-sections: Throughput Performance, Leadership, Business Fundamentals and ParaKaizen – all valuable tools for business success. I encourage everyone interested in our MVP programs to visit www.ppgmvp.com and learn more.”

Visitors to the site can quickly see where training courses and other events are being offered across North America, and they can register online for these events.

The new site represents the first phase of PPG’s MVP Web site development. Even broader access to information, people and business solutions is coming in the next stage.

For more information about MVP Business Solutions, call 440-572-6149, e-mail MVPmailbox@ppg.com or visit www.ppgmvp.com.

When introduced more than a decade ago, MVP Services was the first program of its kind in the collision repair industry. Since then, thousands of collision center owners and managers have taken advantage of MVP Business Solutions’ innovative services to improve the way they run their business. Green Belt training is part of the MVP program.

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.




Norm Angrove
PPG Automotive Refinish