PPG announces 2012 SEMA Show exhibit features

Cars, stars, guitars, new products and more await booth visitors


Charley Hutton's 1953 Chevy pickup
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2012 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business is putting an upbeat stamp on Booth 24501 at this year's SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. The country-and-western-style booth will feature customized cars and motorcycles, paintings by up-and-coming automotive artists and an array of custom-painted items such as guitars with vibrant color schemes, in addition to highlighting PPG's automotive refinish products. Additionally, PPG will offer visitors opportunities to meet celebrities from the custom car, custom motorcycle and drag-racing worlds.

Celebrity painters Bobby Alloway (Alloway's Hot Rod Shop), Dave and Jody Perewitz (Perewitz Cycle Fabrication), Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton's Color Studio) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters) are all scheduled to visit the PPG booth to sign autographs and discuss painting techniques and PPG products they use. All are known for their unique and award-winning custom paint designs for cars, trucks and motorcycles. Drag-racing fans can also meet National Hot Rod Association champion drag racers John Force, Courtney Force, Mike Neff and Robert Hight from the John Force Racing team.

Custom vehicles at the booth will include a 1953 Chevy pickup painted by Hutton, a 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon painted by Alloway, and a 1954 Chevy pickup customized by PPG's own Jeff Matauch that was a 2012 Detroit Autorama winner. Motorcycles designed by Bill Steele (Steele Kustoms), Jeff Theisen and Dave Call (Gunslinger Custom Paint), and Dave and Jody Perewitz will showcase their work achieved using PPG products. Guitars painted by custom artists such as Tom and Mitch Kelly and Bill Steele will also add some country flavor to the display.

PPG representatives will introduce the DPLV 2.1 VOC-compliant (volatile organic compound-compliant) series of epoxy primers, new waterborne ENVIROBASE(R) High Performance EPW115 primer and AQUABASE(R) Plus P950-5505 primer, dazzling new colors for the DITZLER(R) BIG FLAKE(TM) line, and stunning colors and effects in the VIBRANCE COLLECTION(R) finishes line.

The schedule of celebrity appearances at the PPG booth follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 30
10-11 a.m.: Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Dave and Jody Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
1-2 p.m.: Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
3-4 p.m.: Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
 
Wednesday, Oct. 31
10-11 a.m.: Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Dave and Jody Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
1-2 p.m.: Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
3:30-4:30 p.m.: John Force, Courtney Force, Mike Neff and Robert Hight, John Force Racing
 
Thursday, Nov. 1
10-11 a.m.: Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Dave and Jody Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
1-2 p.m.: Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio
3-4 p.m.: Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop
 
Friday, Nov. 2
10-11 a.m.: Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio
1-2 p.m.: Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

For more about PPG, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com. For more about the 2012 SEMA Show, visit www.semashow.com.
 
About the SEMA Show
The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show is regarded as the world's premier automotive specialty products event. It provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities and more. Each year, the SEMA Show draws visitors and exhibitors from around the world. Attendance is open exclusively to members of the industry. The 2012 event is expected to attract nearly 100,000 people from more than 100 countries.

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 and Big Flake are trademarks and Aquabase, Ditzler, Envirobase and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
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Contact:
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
schauer@ppg.com
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