PPG Lexington employees get $13,500 for organizations where they volunteer

PPG Industries Foundation donates for 21 requests through employee program

Pastor’s Pantry Executive Director Bill Keesler (center, wearing hat), whose organization received $3,500 in grants through the PPG Industries Foundation's GIVE program in 2009 and to date in 2010, visited the PPG Lexington plant to thank employees, from left, Brigette Tinsley, Brian McIlwain, Emily Farabee, Phil Mickey, Al Dockery, Dare Bailey, Jeff Garrett and Dottie Lynch.
LEXINGTON, N.C., June 25, 2010 – Employees at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass manufacturing plant in Lexington helped to obtain $13,500 in grants through the PPG Industries Foundation for local organizations where they volunteered in 2009 and to date in 2010. The employee-requested grants were obtained through a foundation program called Grant Incentives for Volunteerism by PPG Employees and Retirees (GIVE), which recognizes employee and retiree volunteer efforts with annual grants of $500 for an ongoing volunteer relationship or $1,000 for serving on an organization's board of directors.

In 2009 and to date in 2010, 15 PPG Lexington employees obtained 21 grants for eligible local organizations where they volunteer. Recipient organizations include:

  • Boy Scouts of America Old North State Council
  • Central Davidson High School
  • Communities in Schools of Lexington
  • Crisis Ministry of Davidson County
  • Pastor's Pantry
  • Path of Hope
  • Salvation Army, Davidson County
  • United Way of Davidson County

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Todd Douthit, plant manager for the Lexington manufacturing facility, and United Way of Davidson County board member. “We are proud that our employees actively assist local nonprofit organizations and participate in the PPG Industries Foundation’s employee programs to help provide financial support where they have an interest. It’s a great opportunity for us to give back to the Lexington community in ways that are personally significant to employees.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employee volunteerism and executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations.

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.

K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications