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PPG Facilities Nationwide to Host Students on National Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 4, 2019 11:19 am EDT


"Over the next decade, the next generation of manufacturing talent will truly make its mark on the industry"

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that its facilities across the country will mark National Manufacturing Day by hosting hundreds of high school and university students and teachers throughout the month of October.

Organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), National Manufacturing Day aims to address labor opportunities, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure success of the manufacturing industry.

At each of the participating plants, students will explore industry employment opportunities and education options, hearing first-hand from PPG employees about the diverse and high-tech career paths within modern manufacturing. The students will also participate in plant tours to see PPG employees and plant operations in action.

“Over the next decade, the next generation of manufacturing talent will truly make its mark on the industry,” said Raj Lall, PPG vice president, strategic manufacturing. “By supporting National Manufacturing Day and educating students on opportunities within this field, we aim to demonstrate to students the vast career potential the manufacturing sector has to offer. Selecting a career path can be a daunting position for many students. By opening our doors to these students, we hope to open their eyes and minds to the success they can achieve in manufacturing.”

The PPG events will take place in Carrollton, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Huntsville, Ala.; Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Oakwood, Ga.; Reno, Nev.; Strongsville, Ohio; and Sylmar, Calif. The facilities produce a range of architectural, industrial, automotive and aerospace paints, coatings, resins and transparencies.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 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 $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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