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PPG’s Carrollton, Texas, Plant to Host Students on National Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 5, 2018 11:47 am EDT

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CARROLLTON, Texas
"There are so many job opportunities in manufacturing available, and I think having this event will be a great asset in these students’ future plans."

CARROLLTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that its Carrollton, Texas, plant will host students from R. L. Turner High School today to celebrate National Manufacturing Day.

The event is being held to mark National Manufacturing Day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which aims to address labor opportunities, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure success of the manufacturing industry.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for students to see what a career in manufacturing looks like,” said Hank Saunders, PPG plant manager, Carrollton. “There are so many job opportunities in manufacturing available, and I think having this event will be a great asset in these students’ future plans.”

PPG’s Carrollton facility employs 104 people and produces and distributes paints for home improvement and paint retailers nationwide, including GLIDDEN® paint.

Students will tour the facility and learn about various career opportunities in manufacturing. In addition, there will be a question and answer session where students have the chance to learn first-hand about what various manufacturing jobs entail. The students chosen for this tour are involved in the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program and were recommended by faculty members.

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