Custom-Bilt Metals joins PPG certified metal panel program

Company becomes first West Coast member of exclusive certification program

PITTSBURGH, March 11, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, Calif., has joined the PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP).

PPG/CMPP is a certification program administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group. It gives architects a direct channel to elite metal panel manufacturers certified by PPG to apply high-performance Duranar, Duranar ULTRA-Cool and Coraflon fluoropolymer coatings to metal building components, or to specify, design, fabricate or install aluminum components pre-painted with these coatings.

Tony Chiovare, president of Custom-Bilt Metals, said his company is pleased to be the first West Coast firm in PPG/CMPP. “Custom-Bilt Metals has always been on the leading edge of innovation for metal panel and roof performance and design,” he said. “The expanded partnership with PPG is the latest step in our ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality painted metal panel and roof solutions to architects and builders throughout the West Coast, Gulf Coast and Hawaii.”

To learn more about the PPG Certified Metal Panel Program, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332) or visit

About Custom-Bilt Metals
Custom-Bilt Metals is a leading supplier in the painted metal industry, supplying LAST-TIME brand products since 1974. It currently operates 10 national branch locations. For more information, contact Joe Chiovare, director of sales, at 1-800-826-7813 or visit

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

Coraflon, Duranar, PPG Certified Metal Panel Program and ULTRA-Cool are trademarks of PPG Industries.
LAST-TIME is a trademark of Custom-Bilt Metals.
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings