PPG Repaint Reporter celebrates 75 years of publishing


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the PPG Repaint Reporter this year, making it one of the industry’s longest-running publications. The magazine is circulated to PPG Automotive Refinish distributors and users throughout North America.

The Repaint Reporter was first published in 1936, when the introduction of the spray gun and alkyd enamels were among the significant advancements in paint application and drying times, and automobile color and gloss surfaced as critical product differentiators. As the repair of auto finishes took on greater importance and the desire for technical information grew, the Repaint Reporter filled that need.

From its simple beginnings, the Repaint Reporter has evolved to expand its content and coverage to all aspects of refinish repair as well as the custom color and commercial coatings segments of the industry.

“In many ways, the changing nature of the Repaint Reporter has mirrored the ever-changing nature of our industry,” said Cristina Fronzaglia, PPG Automotive Refinish communications manager and Repaint Reporter executive editor. “Yet, its guiding mission – to ensure the distributors and users of PPG products are well-informed and up-to-date – has never changed. Rest assured, as the automotive refinish industry advances and PPG provides new, innovative products and services, the Repaint Reporter will continue to play its key role and keep our customers informed.”

For more information about the PPG Repaint Reporter, call 800/647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Web site at www.ppgrefinish.com to view issues.

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