PPG refinish business goes live on social media sites

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2010 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has launched a social media campaign, with a page on Facebook and a group on Collision Hub, to further engage its customers, industry professionals and enthusiasts.

The new "PPG Refinish" page on Facebook provides PPG’s latest news, details on upcoming events, photo galleries and information on interesting projects, as well as links to industry-related websites and articles of interest.

“There’s no doubt that social media networking is the wave of future, so we see our growing involvement as a great way to build relationships on a more personal level and create an ongoing dialogue with those who have an interest in PPG and our industry – from shop owners, technicians and distributors to custom car and motorcycle enthusiasts,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director, automotive refinish.

PPG Automotive Refinish also can be found as a group on Collision Hub, the premier professional networking, news and event site for the collision repair industry. The members-only site encourages participation of all parties, including: technicians, collision center owners, suppliers, insurance companies, auto glass installers, towing companies and rental car agencies.

“By participating in Collision Hub, we look forward to being actively involved in this online community of professionals dedicated to advancing the industry,” Parran added.

Those who visit the PPG Refinish page on Facebook and click to “Like” it will get the latest on PPG news and events and be able to post job photos and connect with other Facebook fans to share information about PPG and its products. For more information, call 800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.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.

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Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish