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PPG Foundation Invests More Than $18,000 in California Organizations on Behalf of Aerospace Business

Funding supports educational, community sustainability programs

Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:17 pm EDT


SYLMAR, Calif.
"PPG is proud to support programs that provide young people with real-world experience in STEM-related fields, which are important for the advancement of the aerospace industry"

SYLMAR, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested more than $18,000 in two California organizations in support of educational and community sustainability programs. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s aerospace business, which operates an administrative office and plant in Sylmar, California.

A $13,500 grant to Xbots Robotics will help expand the robotics team’s GoBabyGo! outreach initiative, where members modify battery-powered ride-on vehicles to help disabled children with their rehab and physical therapy. The program also offers science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) training to underprivileged children from various participating Boys & Girls Clubs.

A $5,000 grant to Summit View School will provide support to the school’s FIRST® Robotics team. Through STEM-based activities, FIRST Robotics encourages collaboration and communication, team-building, and the development of skills in engineering, programming and electronics.

“PPG is proud to support programs that provide young people with real-world experience in STEM-related fields, which are important for the advancement of the aerospace industry,” said Tim Behmlander, PPG general manager, Aerospace, Americas.

The PPG Foundation also recently donated an additional $20,000 to two organizations in Alabama on behalf of PPG’s Huntsville aerospace facility.

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.

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