PPG donates winter supplies to Wuhu Second Welfare Home
WUHU, China, Dec. 9, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) employees at the company’s automobile coatings manufacturing facility in Wuhu have donated winter supplies and support for two recovery assistants’ fees, for a total donation valued at more than RMB 100,000, to help enable the Wuhu Second Welfare Home to provide care for local disabled children.
Volunteers from PPG Wuhu Automobile Coatings Plant join the staff of Wuhu Second Welfare Home and Cathy Yan, general manager, government affairs and business development, PPG Asia/Pacific (third from left in front row, wearing an orange shirt), and Mr. Zhang, dean of the Wuhu Second Welfare Home (fourth from left in second row, wearing a black shirt).
This donation is part of the “Wuhu Disabled Children Recovery Project” initiated by PPG in 2008. Winter supplies donated for the approaching months include solar water heaters, single beds, food carts and heavy clothing.
“Since PPG came to Wuhu in 2007 and started operating here in 2008, its 40,000-square-meter (about 47,840 square yards) automotive coatings plant, representing a total investment of more than RMB 70 million (about 10.5 million USD), has been growing and establishing itself as an important production facility similar to our operation based in Tianjin.” said Cathy Yan, general manager, government affairs and business development, PPG Asia/Pacific. “As a multinational company with a 127-year history, PPG strives to support its local communities. We encourage employees’ engagement in volunteer programs in recognition of the concerns and needs of society.”
PPG is actively involved with social welfare institutions and programs in the cities where it operates. Both the Institute of Children’s Welfare and the Tianjin Apartment for the Aging have received donations from PPG in Tianjin. “Public welfare support is an ongoing process. It relates to a long-term commitment made by an enterprise to people and society. PPG will continue to be dedicated to performing social responsibilities and giving help to needy people and organizations,” Yan said.
At present, one of the key customers served by the PPG Wuhu automobile coatings plant is Chery, a Chinese auto manufacturer with a commitment to innovation. PPG decided to set up its plant near Chery’s operations to provide prompt and efficient service to this important customer, and to help meet the ever-increasing demands of the Chinese market.
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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