PPG to sponsor 60th annual Progressive Architecture Awards Celebration

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2013 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), a leading manufacturer of architectural glass, coatings and paint, will sponsor the 60th annual Progressive Architecture Awards (P/A Awards) Celebration, Feb. 21 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

For more than 50 years, the P/A Awards have recognized buildings and architectural design that challenge the boundaries of convention and promote advances in the field. In 2012, 10 international projects earned P/A Awards, including four each in the U.S and Canada, and one each in Chile and Morocco. In 2013, a jury of architects will select a peer to receive the first-ever P/A Medal of Excellence Award winner.

The P/A Awards are among the most prestigious juried awards in the industry and have been bestowed by Hanley Wood, publishers of ARCHITECT magazine since 2006. They originated in 1954 with the editors of Progressive Architecture magazine, which folded in 1996. The P/A Awards were then inherited by Architecture magazine, which ceased operations in 2006.

PPG manufactures SOLARBAN(R) and SUNGATE(R) high-performance solar control and passive low-emissivity (low-e) glasses; STARPHIRE(R) glass, the industry’s most transparent commercial architectural glass; and an unparalleled range of nature-inspired, high-performance tinted glasses. PPG is the first glass manufacturer in North America to have its entire collection of architectural glass products recognized by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) program. To learn more, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

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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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 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 Solarban, Starphire and Sungate are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
 
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Contact:
Rob Struble
PPG IdeaScapes
412-820-8138
rstruble@ppg.com
www.ppgideascapes.com
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