PPG, NATM present first Green Manufacturing Award to Engelbrecht Grills & Cookers

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, April 6, 2011 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) commercial coatings group and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) honored Engelbrecht Grills & Cookers, Paxton, Ill., with their first Green Manufacturing Award at the NATM 23rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Albuquerque, N.M. The award recognizes the best innovation or novel solution by a member of the NATM that positively affects the environment.

PPG's commercial coatings group partnered with the NATM last year to establish the annual Green Manufacturing Award as an expression of PPG’s commitment to protecting and improving the environment. Companies are judged on case studies in which they demonstrate improved, environmentally conscious performance in their operations. Criteria for the award include being an NATM member in good standing and documentation of the “green” initiative or improvements the company has made.

Chris Engelbrecht, owner of Engelbrecht Grills & Cookers, accepted the award honoring his company’s efforts to significantly reduce its carbon impact. In 2010, Engelbrecht began using a multi-fuel biomass burner that could burn almost anything, reduced its winter propane use from 1,500 gallons to approximately 75 gallons – a reduction about equivalent to the propane in three 100-pound cylinders – and installed energy-efficient T-5 fluorescent lighting as well as an idle function on all welders. The company also has a windbreak and grass habitat around its building.

"We’ve been a long-time supporter of the NATM,” said Ron Yarnell, PPG manager, commercial market development. “We have a mutual concern for the environment, and by establishing the award, we wanted to acknowledge and honor the many activities NATM members are undertaking. Clearly, Engelbrecht is working hard and doing its part to safeguard the environment.”

PPG’s commercial coatings group offers technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG commercial coatings products are marketed under brand names such as DELFLEET(R) Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL(R), Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT(R). For more about PPG's commercial coatings group and products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.

About the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) represents manufacturers that produce light- and medium-duty trailers as well as suppliers to the industry. The organization promotes, both to the trailer industry and to the general public, universal recognition of safety and quality in trailer manufacturing. NATM works to improve the trailer industry through the promotion of compliance with its guidelines and other initiatives. The association has more than 800 member companies across the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries. For more information, visit www.natm.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 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Amercoat, Delfleet and Delfleet Essential are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Contact:
Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
piazza@ppg.com
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