PPG custom-painted Camaro on display at NACE EXPO


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2009 – A dazzling orange 2010 Camaro painted by Mitch Kelly with finishes from PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will be featured in the Auto Body Repair News (ABRN) booth, #N8401, during the 27th annual NACE EXPO, Nov. 5-7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

ABRN, a leading collision repair industry journal, also is featuring the Camaro with Mitch and Tom Kelly – of Kelly & Son, the “Crazy Painters,” Bellflower, Calif. – on the cover of its November 2009 issue.

“This is the first time in ABRN history that we’ve featured a car on the cover of our magazine, but then, this is an exceptional car,” said Jim Savas, ABRN vice president, general manager. “We are excited to team up with PPG and Kelly & Son for NACE. It makes for a great show.”

The Camaro sports Envirobase High Performance waterborne paint by PPG that was applied by Mitch Kelly. Mitch – the “Son” in Kelly & Son – is nationally recognized in custom-vehicle circles and regarded as one of the foremost painters of custom cars, trucks and motorcycles in the business. Mitch Kelly-painted vehicles regularly appear, and draw enthusiastic crowds, at custom car shows around the country.

Kelly will be on hand at the ABRN booth autographing posters of the Camaro. He has a long-standing relationship with PPG. Vibrance Collection custom finishes, the Delfleet system and Envirobase HP waterborne coatings, all from PPG, are his preferred choices for the colorful effects he creates for vehicles.

NACE is the acronym for the International Autobody Congress & Exposition. EXPO is the organization’s annual event that provides members of the collision repair community with an opportunity to network and see the products, services, equipment and technology available to them.

For more information about PPG Automotive Refinish products, 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.

Delfleet, Envirobase and Vibrance Collection are trademarks of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Calvinia Fields
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com
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