PPG donates $7,600 to United Way of Fresno County

Funding on behalf of local PPG facility supports day-to-day United Way operating costs

FRESNO, Calif., March 15, 2011 – The PPG Industries Foundation donated $7,600 to United Way of Fresno County (UWFC) in 2010 on behalf of the local PPG Industries glass manufacturing facility. The support helps to cover daily operating costs for UWFC.

"We are very pleased to receive this support from PPG," said R. Michael Alexander, president, United Way of Fresno County. “Companies such as PPG are helping UWFC to continue to be a catalyst of change in the Fresno County community, helping to define and raise human and financial resources to achieve desired outcomes for improvement.”

UWFC brings resources together to address the most urgent issues the community faces. Its mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to make long-lasting change in community conditions. UWFC’s community partners often include schools, policy makers, businesses, financial institutions, neighborhood associations, community development corporations and volunteer organizations.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Ray Yee, plant manager for PPG’s Fresno glass manufacturing facility. “By supporting UWFC, PPG Fresno is helping to meet the needs we have right here, where we raise our families and enjoy life.”

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 United Way of Fresno County
The United Way of Fresno County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to create lasting change in community conditions. The United Way of Fresno County uses a community impact agenda to create opportunities for community-based organizations to respond to identified community issues and concerns. The Healthy Community Impact Council focuses on access to resources that gain and sustain good health. For more information, call 559.244.5710 or visit www.unitedwayfresno.org.

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