Delta Trailers chooses PPG commercial coatings

Product performance, industry support cited as chief factors in decision

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, May 15, 2013 – Delta Manufacturing, Inc., a Newport, Ark.-based maker of steel trailers, announced it has selected PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) commercial coatings group as its paint supplier.

Delta has manufactured horse, livestock, equipment and cargo trailers since 1971. It is the leading trailer manufacturer in Arkansas and a member of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA). The NATM represents manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers and is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance. Delta Vice President Les Eaves, who sits on the NATM board of directors, said Delta wanted a supplier with a strong commitment to the trailer industry.

“We needed a coatings partner we could rely on, one that has a demonstrated understanding of our requirements and will provide us with superior products,” Eaves said. “PPG has been very involved with the NATM for years, helping us improve our industry. Combine that support with their high-quality products, and the decision to work with PPG was easy.”

Along with providing a complete line of OEM products appropriate for Delta’s trailers, PPG representatives have helped Delta update and reconfigure its workflow and paint booth equipment to enhance productivity and efficiency.

“PPG has taken us to a higher level. The improved finish quality of our trailers is noticeable,” Eaves said. “I’m also very impressed with the service and advice we’ve received.

"PPG knows our business and wants to help; to me, that’s a huge benefit.”

Ron Yarnell, PPG OEM sales manager for commercial coatings, said, “We are very pleased Delta has chosen PPG as its coating supplier. We are proud to provide them with our proven technologies, total color solutions, and best-in-class service — key areas of support that are critical for Delta and the entire trailer industry.”

PPG's commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets such as polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG commercial coatings products are marketed under names such as the DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT® brands. To learn more about PPG commercial coatings products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.

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Contact:
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
schauer@ppg.com
www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com
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