PPG Wichita Falls employees get $4,000 for community organizations they serve

PPG Industries Foundation donates for four requests through employee program

PPG Wichita Falls employees, from left, Roger Fisher, general maintenance, Mark Tucker, team coordinator, and Paul Meyenberg, health and safety specialist, helped to get PPG Industries Foundation grants in 2010 for organizations on whose boards they served.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, Feb. 9, 2011 – Employees at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) glass manufacturing facility in Wichita Falls helped to obtain $4,000 in grants through the PPG Industries Foundation for local organizations where they served on boards 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 2010, four PPG Wichita Falls employees obtained grants for eligible local organizations where they serve on boards. Recipient organizations include:

  • Big Pasture, Okla., Public Schools
  • Grandfield, Okla., Public Schools
  • Cameron Gardens Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wichita West Volunteer Fire Department

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Mike Derr, plant manager for the Wichita Falls glass manufacturing facility. “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 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 2010 were $13.4 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