PPG Mt. Zion employees get $2,000 for community organizations they serve

PPG Industries Foundation donates for requests through employee program

During 2010, Brett Easterling (left) and Bryan Foster, employees at PPG Mt. Zion, obtained $1,000 grants for Boy Scouts of America, Troop 104, and for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County, respectively, through a program of the PPG Industries Foundation that recognizes employee and retiree volunteer efforts.
MOUNT ZION, Ill., Feb. 23, 2011 – Employees at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) glass manufacturing plant in Mt. Zion helped to obtain $2,000 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, PPG Mt. Zion employee Brett Easterling obtained a $1,000 grant for service to Boy Scouts of America, Troop 104, and employee Bryan Foster obtained a $1,000 grant for service to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said John Gauthier, plant manager for the Mt. Zion 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