PPG Industries earns recognition as John Deere ‘Partner-level supplier’

PITTSBURGH, July 2, 2012 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2011 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Pittsburgh-based PPG was selected for the honor based on its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. PPG supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, and pretreatment products to John Deere’s operations globally.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
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 of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
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Contact:
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings
724-274-3845
sbird@ppg.com
www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com
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