PPG PMC business earns SSPC George Campbell Award

Recognized for coatings performance on restoration of U.S. Capitol Dome


From left, Bob McMurdy, president, Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), presents the SSPC 2012 George Campbell Award to Todd DeBarba and Mike Masorli, PPG protective and marine coatings; Chad Lampert and (at far right) A.J. Aulson Jr., The Aulson Company; and Kevin Hildebrand, Architect of the Capitol. The group was honored for outstanding achievement in the restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C. The renovation was completed with two PPG protective coatings products: PITT-TECH(R) exterior spot primer and Pitt-Tech exterior finish DTM (direct-to-metal) satin industrial enamel.

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings business (PPG-PMC) received this week The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2012 George Campbell Award during SSPC 2012 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Florida. The honor recognizes the performance of PPG-PMC’s spot primer and finish coatings used in the restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C.

The renovation project included two 100-percent acrylic, waterborne enamel coatings from PPG – PITT-TECH(R) exterior spot primer, and Pitt-Tech exterior finish DTM (direct-to-metal) satin industrial enamel, which was tinted to color-match the dome.

Todd DeBarba, PPG technical sales representative, protective and marine coatings, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, said, "It was an honor for PPG and me personally to be involved in a project that will be protecting one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.”

The George Campbell Award honors outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project. Because the U.S. Capitol Dome was originally constructed in the 1790s, and because of its unique structure, this restoration project required detailed planning and precise execution throughout multiple phases. Also, because of the Capitol Dome's historic significance and status as a popular tourist attraction, all access points and staging areas around the project had to be maintained meticulously by the restoration crew.

Also honored were the Architect of the Capitol, which is charged by the U.S. Congress with upkeep of the Capitol grounds and other landmarks in Washington, D.C., and Aulson Company, Methuen, Mass., a specialty contractor that removed 100 tons of 140-year-old, lead-based paint from the Capitol Dome and then applied 700 gallons of new paint.

For more about PPG’s protective and marine coatings, visit www.ppgpmc.com/northamerica or call 1-888-9PPG-PMC (977-4762).

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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.

 
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Contact:
Chialin Chang
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings
412-434-2941
chialinchang@ppg.com
www.ppgpmc.com/northamerica
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