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PPG’s Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Plant Hosts Students to Mark National Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 5, 2018 11:15 am EDT


"This event was a great way for students to network and see if they are interested in future manufacturing positions."

MT. VERNON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that its Mt. Vernon, Illinois, facility hosted students, teachers and government officials on Thursday, Oct. 4 to educate them about PPG and the opportunities available in manufacturing.

The event was 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.

“We relish the opportunity to have young adults in our plant to educate them about what we do here,” said Chris Campbell, PPG plant manager, Mt. Vernon. “This event was a great way for students to network and see if they are interested in future manufacturing positions.”

About 200 students from Mt. Vernon Township High School, Webber Township High School, Waltonville High School and Woodlawn High School participated. Students met PPG employees, learned about safety procedures, received a tour of the plant and learned about plant operations, products and career opportunities.

PPG’s Mt. Vernon facility employs approximately 50 people and manufactures industrial coatings.


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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