PPG exhibiting at Northeast 2010 Tradeshow

Booth to feature Dave Perewitz appearance, Lean and waterborne product seminars

 

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 15, 2010 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business today announced plans to exhibit at the Northeast 2010 Tradeshow, March 19-21 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., booth #227.

With volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions regulations expected to be mandated soon for the Northeast (OTC) region, PPG’s display will highlight industry-leading Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus waterborne coatings products. Seminars on the PPG “Convert with Confidence” process will demonstrate the ease of switching to PPG waterborne coatings. An MVP Solutions “Lean Six Sigma” seminar also will be presented.

Additionally, Dave Perewitz, one of America’s best-known motorcycle builders and customizers, will sign autographs at the PPG booth. Regarded as a living legend among hot rod, street rod, and motorcycle enthusiasts, Perewitz is the imaginative force behind Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, his family-run shop in Bridgewater, Mass. He is known for one-of-a-kind, hand-built creations and unique flame designs, combining design, engineering, performance and beauty.

PPG also will exhibit an environmentally-responsible custom 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck. The award-winning street rod, restored by Steve’s Restorations and Hot Rods, Marcy, N.Y., has appeared at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the East Coast Indoor Nationals in Maryland and the Syracuse Nationals in New York. The truck sports a paint scheme featuring VOC-compliant Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings and Vibrance Collection custom finishes, and it clearly demonstrates the creative capabilities of PPG’s waterborne products. The pickup also features ecologically-sound attributes such as a big-block Ford 460 engine that runs on 100-percent liquid propane and produces close to zero emissions.

The schedule of events for the PPG booth is as follows:

Friday, March 19:
   6-7 p.m. – MVP Solutions “Lean Six Sigma Overview” seminar

Saturday, March 20:
  11 a.m.-noon – Dave Perewitz autograph signing
    2-3 p.m. – Dave Perewitz autograph signing
    3-4 p.m. – “Convert with Confidence” seminar
    4-5 p.m. – “Convert with Confidence” seminar

Sunday, March 21:
  10-11 a.m. – “Convert with Confidence” seminar
  11 a.m.-noon – Dave Perewitz autograph signing

The Northeast Tradeshow is in its 33rd year. The annual event is intended for members of the industry and provides opportunities for review of the latest automotive-related products and services.

For more about PPG products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com. For more about the Northeast 2010 Tradeshow, visit www.aaspnjnortheast.com.

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 www.ppg.com.

Aquabase, 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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