PPG presenting well-known painters, racing team at 2012 SEMA Show

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2012 – Some celebrities of the custom car, custom motorcycle and drag-racing worlds will join PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business for the 2012 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Artists Bobby Alloway, Dave and Jody Perewitz, Charley Hutton, and Tom and Mitch Kelly are scheduled to visit PPG booth 24501 to sign autographs and discuss their painting techniques and how they use PPG products. Also appearing will be drag racers John Force, Courtney Force, Mike Neff and Robert Hight from the John Force Racing team.

Bobby Alloway has been producing signature street rods since 1991, fusing muscle car attitude with hot rod craftsmanship. Alloway's Hot Rod Shop in Louisville, Tenn., builds cars that feature an aggressive, edgy look obtained by blending color (mostly black) with stance and power. Alloway was inducted into the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame in 2004 and has won honors such as an America's Most Beautiful Roadster award, Goodguys' Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year awards and a Ridler award. He also was named Builder of the Year at the Detroit Autorama in 2011. Alloway's paint preference is the DELTRON(R) product line by PPG.

Charley Hutton's career achievements include two Ridler awards, several Street Rod of the Year and Custom Rod of the Year awards and an America's Most Beautiful Roadster award. He gained a national reputation with appearances on Discovery Channel's "American Hot Rod," TLC's "Overhaulin'" and Hot Rod TV. His shop, Charley Hutton's Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, uses PPG Automotive Refinish products exclusively.

Tom and Mitch Kelly are the creative power behind Kelly & Son the Crazy Painters. Located in Bellflower, Calif., and immersed in the Southern California custom car culture, Kelly & Son has turned out numerous specialty, magazine and manufacturer builds of custom cars and trucks, dragsters and motorcycles. Tom is a gifted striper and muralist, and his son Mitch is known for creating fantastic paint schemes on show-worthy vehicles. The Kellys have a long-standing relationship with PPG and use VIBRANCE COLLECTION(R) waterborne products to generate remarkable color blends.

Dave Perewitz, known as the "King of Flames," is a popular American motorcycle builder and customizer. He and daughter Jody work out of Perewitz Cycle Fabrication, their shop in Bridgewater, Mass. Dave is known for his one-of-a-kind creations and wild signature flame designs. He has competed in two "Biker Build-Off" episodes on the Discovery Channel, and he recently began building custom cars with Street Rodder magazine and Factory Five Racing, creating a blazing orange FFR 1933 street rod. Jody designs all Perewitz-brand merchandise and races motorcycles – last year, she became the first woman to run faster than 200 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats. She also paints bikes in her own distinctive style. Dave and Jody favor PPG products.

The PPG-sponsored John Force Racing team is considered one of few true dynasties in motor sports. Since 1990 the team has won 17 NHRA Funny Car championships, with John Force personally claiming 14 titles. Force has also won more than 1,000 rounds of drag racing competition and was inducted into the Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Team members Neff, Hight and Force's daughter Courtney all contribute to the team's winning formula as well. The John Force team's dragsters are finished with ENVIROBASE(R) High Performance waterborne products by PPG.

Show attendees are invited to meet Alloway, Hutton, Tom and Mitch Kelly, Dave and Jody Perewitz, and the John Force Racing team at the PPG booth according to the following schedule:

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 is a trademark and Deltron, 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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