PPG to display at upcoming NATM and TMC shows

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2012 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) commercial coatings group has announced it will be exhibiting at two major trade shows: the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) National Convention and Trade Show at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas, Feb. 7-11, and the Technology Maintenance Council (TMC) 2012 annual meeting, held under the umbrella of the American Trucking Association (ATA), at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida, Feb. 20-23.

At each event, the PPG display will focus on the company’s extensive offering of anti-corrosion products, such as primers and paints that keep transportation manufacturers’ assets looking their best and performance coatings designed to provide durability. PPG representatives also will discuss the PPG corrosion audit, a free service that enables PPG to tailor an anti-corrosion strategy to suit a manufacturer’s specific requirements.

“We’re very pleased to participate in these events,” said Paul Catanzarite, PPG manager, commercial OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and national accounts. “It gives us the opportunity to meet with the manufacturers and to understand their requirements, while at the same time we can introduce them to products they can immediately apply to their work. They can also take advantage of our free corrosion audit that provides solutions tailored to their particular needs.”

The NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance. The organization represents manufacturers that produce light- and medium-duty trailers for towing behind vehicles. The annual TMC trade show is regarded as a “must-attend event” for all fleet equipment and maintenance professionals.

The ATA, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, serves and represents the interests of the trucking industry. Its annual meeting functions as a transportation technology exhibition, showcasing the latest advances and offerings in the industry.

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

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Amercoat, Delfleet and Delfleet Essential are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish