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PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Pšeník Kindergarten in Brno, Czech Republic

Monday, October 8, 2018 5:12 am EDT


BRNO, Czech Republic
"PPG is pleased to help transform this important community asset into a welcoming, warm and safe environment for the area’s children"

BRNO, Czech Republic--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Brno, Czech Republic, that helped revitalize Pšeník Kindergarten. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Brno, where PPG has a shared services center and architectural coatings facility.

The project brought together more than 75 PPG volunteers, who spent three days revitalizing the kindergarten’s interior, exterior and playground. PPG provided more than $22,000 (480,000 CZK) to assist with the project, including around 300 liters (80 gallons) of BALAKRYL®, PRIMALEX® and SIGMA COATINGS® paint products.

Pšeník Kindergarten, which is located close to PPG’s shared services center in Brno, educates more than 70 children ages 3 to 6. Its vision is to teach children to “see the beauty around them,” with a focus on healthy living and the environment. The facility has not been substantially renovated in the more than 50 years since its opening.

Volunteers painted the kindergarten’s interior walls, doors, railings and chairs in a color palette of orange and yellow to brighten up the space and distinguish individual classrooms.

For the exterior, the volunteers painted a flower meadow on the building’s gray façade to make it colorful and recognizable as a kindergarten. They also created interactive and colorful hopscotches and painted benches, sandbox frames, playground equipment and other items. PPG’s donation included a wooden monkey bar in the shape of a ship that the volunteers painted blue, red, yellow, green and orange. Flowers and shrubs were planted to create a barrier between the playground and adjacent road.

“PPG is pleased to help transform this important community asset into a welcoming, warm and safe environment for the area’s children,” said Nikola Kristofova, PPG interim operations manager, Brno Shared Services Center. “Colorful Communities projects are a great opportunity for our employees, who work all day in the office, to connect with each other and the community while also seeing PPG’s vision come to life.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 170 Colorful Communities projects, impacting nearly 5 million people in 25 countries.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in 2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.7 billion in 2017. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Sigma Coatings is a registered trademark of PPG Coatings Nederland B.V.
Primalex and Balakryl are registered trademarks of PPG Deco Czech a.s.

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Ken Armistead
PPG Corporate Communications, EMEA
+44 1924 354848

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