PPG announces sponsorship of FenderBenderLive.com

Website coverage includes 2013 NACE and SEMA events

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 8, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has been named the official paint sponsor of FenderBender Live, FenderBender magazine’s one-stop website for the best coverage of the NACE and SEMA shows.

NACE, the International Autobody Congress & Exhibition, is set for Oct. 17–19 in Las Vegas. The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show follows, Nov. 5–8, also in Las Vegas.

“PPG is very excited about being the official paint sponsor of FenderBender Live,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director. “This is a significant commitment and we’re happy to make it. Collision professionals want to keep up with what’s going on in our business, and for people who cannot attend NACE or SEMA—two of the collision industry’s biggest shows—FenderBender Live is a crucial communication channel. There are always new technologies, tools, products and processes being developed and introduced. FenderBender Live provides the opportunity to stay in the know and in touch. When it comes to these two events, you’re either there or you’re viewing FenderBender Live.”

FenderBender Live is scheduled to begin its coverage on Oct. 16 at FenderBenderLive.com. As it has in the past, the site will feature extensive coverage of the two major shows including interviews with industry professionals, celebrities, exhibitors and staff. The latest industry news will also be presented along with photos from the event floors. Website content will be updated throughout each day of the shows. Daily emails recapping show events will be distributed to FenderBender’s newsletter subscribers. A free subscription to the newsletter is available at www.fenderbender.com. Industry professionals are encouraged to subscribe.

“We are very pleased to have PPG as our official paint sponsor,” said Jake Weyer, editor of FenderBender magazine. “PPG is one of the most prominent and respected names in the collision industry. PPG’s sponsorship—the third year in a row—helps support FenderBender Live and ensures a flow of the best content from NACE and SEMA.”

To learn more about PPG, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com. For more about FenderBender magazine, visit www.fenderbender.com.

FENDERBENDER: STRATEGIES AND INSPIRATION FOR COLLISION REPAIR SUCCESS
FenderBender magazine is the nation’s leading collision repair magazine, serving roughly 50,000 collision repair centers nationwide with its monthly award-winning print publication. Through its print and online offerings, FenderBender provides its readers with strategies and inspiration for collision repair success. Visit www.fenderbender.com for more information.

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 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 and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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