PPG to sponsor 61st annual Progressive Architecture Awards ceremony

Event to be held at The Modern, New York, Feb. 20

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21, 2014 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), a leading manufacturer of architectural glass, coatings and paint, will sponsor the 61st annual Progressive Architecture Awards (P/A Awards) ceremony, Feb. 20 at The Modern at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The P/A Awards, initiated in 1954 by the editors of Progressive Architecture magazine and now sponsored by Hanley-Wood, publishers of ARCHITECT magazine, are among the industry’s most prestigious juried awards. Their purpose is to recognize building projects that challenge the boundaries of convention and promote overall design excellence and innovation. Last year, 10 projects earned P/A Awards, including five in the U.S. and one each in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands.

As part of the event, PPG will recognize the 65th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., which was constructed in 1949 with ultra-clear, low-iron glass by PPG and later refurbished with STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass by PPG. Johnson and his partner, John Burgee, were the architects of record for PPG Place, a six-building complex in Pittsburgh that includes One PPG Place, the 40-story, neo-gothic, glass-spired tower that houses PPG’s global headquarters.

PPG is the first U.S. float glass manufacturer to have its products recognized by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) program, and it offers more C2C-certified architectural glasses than any other float glass manufacturer. To learn more about high-performance PPG glasses, 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 2013 were $15.1 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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