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  • 6/19/18

    Workplace diversity is a priority across all PPG Industries’ business units. Supporting that corporate-wide commitment — a key part of PPG’s core values — the Automotive Refinish division of PPG recently released a video celebrating the company’s diversity in the workplace.

  • 1/24/18

    Courtesy of Guest Blogger Jim Priddy, PPG plant manager, Euclid, Ohio

    When was the company or division founded, by whom and why?

    PPG was founded in 1883 by Capt. John B. Ford and John Pitcairn in Creighton, Pa. Since then, we have maintained our commitment to innovation and quality products and...

  • 1/23/18

    When Henry Ford revolutionized transportation a century ago with the mass-produced Model T, it came in just one color: black. Eager to customize vehicles to buyers’ tastes, automakers have since cranked out cars in almost every hue imaginable. Now the industry is again concentrating on its...

  • 1/23/18

    Jim Cramer spoke to Michael McGarry, the chairman and CEO of PPG Industries, about why his company's products are essentials for self-driving cars.

  • 1/12/18

    PPG announced that the MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino in Maryland is finished with PPG DURANAR coatings in five colors – Kuala White, Natural Silver and three versions of Platinum Mica. According to Steve Metzger, general manager for Trojan Architectural Coaters in Pompano Beach,...

  • 1/11/18

    Black and gray are among consumers’ top picks for car colors every year. But in the universe of self-driving vehicles, those popular shades present a challenge. Because dark surfaces absorb much more light than white ones, the infrared signals emitted from self-driving car sensors don’t...

  • 1/08/18

    In the mid-1990s, Janice DuFour was one of only a handful of employees at Universal Display Corp., a fledgling firm trying to find commercial uses for patents it held on organic light emitting diodes or OLEDs — materials that when electrically charged provide the color and images that show up on...

  • 1/08/18

    PPG on Thursday said it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)...

  • 1/08/18

    PPG and the PPG Foundation are donating $7.5 million to the Carnegie Science Center, the largest contribution in the North Shore museum’s 26-year history. The gift will go toward the construction of the $29.8 million four-story Science Pavilion — now to be called the PPG Science Pavilion —...

  • 1/08/18

    In the report “Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders,” experts in transportation, economics and urban planning highlight the benefits of autonomous vehicles. They also present a stark warning to city leaders who don’t plan for this future. At the same time, the Trump administration...

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