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PPG employee participates in torch relay of 11th National Games in China
Participation of Zibo Friendship Award winners gives extra meaning to torch relay
ZIBO, China, Nov. 9, 2009 –
Troy Bauernfeind of PPG Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass, a joint venture of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) and Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd., participated in the torch relay marking the start of the 11th National Games as one of the winners of the Zibo Friendship Award.
The overall distance of the relay is 4.5 kilometers, and it involves 90 torch relayers. Bauernfeind was the 30th person in the relay. There were about 100,000 people watching the relay, with the foreign relayers warmly welcomed and applauded.
Bauernfeind, process engineer, PPG Fiber Glass, Asia/Pacific, started his career in Zibo as an advisor to PPG in 2006. He is involved in the process from production to sales and contributes to the development of the joint venture and the economic progress of Zibo. In September, he was recognized by the Zibo government as one of the 15 winners of the first Zibo Friendship Award.
“Being one of the torch relayers is a great honor for me and PPG,” Bauernfeind said. “I appreciate the strong support that I have received from both PPG and Sinoma Jinjing in developing our business relationship. I believe the relationship between the two companies will continue to offer us growth opportunities in Zibo as well as in the Chinese market.”
The torch “Ruyi” symbolizes light and happiness, peace and friendship, hope and dreams. The participation of Bauernfeind and other Zibo Friendship Award winners was the highlight of the torch relay.
PPG is one of the world's largest manufacturers of continuous-strand fiber glass for the global electronics, thermoplastics, thermosets and general industrial markets. With eight fiber glass factories and five research centers around the world, PPG makes fiber glass products, such as direct draw, multi-end roving, long-fiber thermoplastics, chopped strand, wet chop, chopped-strand mat, continuous-strand mat, woven roving, bobbin yarn, texturized yarn and electronics yarn. PPG Fiber Glass has invested in Asia since the 1980s. With manufacturing facilities and offices in Kunshan, Zibo, Shanghai and Taiwan, as well as laboratories and training centers in Suzhou, PPG Fiber Glass is a leader in Asia, serving customers with a worldwide network of sales and technical professionals.
About Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass
Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between China National Materials Group Corp. Ltd. and Jinjing Group. China National Materials Group Corp. Ltd. is a Beijing-based, government-administered enterprise directly under the State Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, with total assets of more than 53 billion RMB (more than US$7.7 billion). It covers the full range of technology and innovation in the non-metallic minerals industry, with manufacturing, engineering and mining of non-metallic materials as well as construction and international trade components. Jinjing Group is one of the leading glass manufacturers in China and among the top 100 enterprises of Shandong Province, with total assets of more than 6 billion RMB (more than US$870 million).
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
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