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PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Fundación Personas’ El PinoCenter in Valladolid, Spain

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:47 am EST


"It was a pleasure to have worked side-by-side with all my colleagues and the other volunteers, seeing everyone’s commitment to and happiness in such a special project"

VALLADOLID, Spain, Nov. 27, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Valladolid, Spain, that helped revitalize the Fundación Personas’ El Pino Center for people with disabilities. 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 Valladolid, where PPG has an automotive coatings facility.

The project brought together more than 70 PPG volunteers and family members and volunteers from Fundación Personas, including parents of children who attend the center. The volunteers spent approximately 725 hours over two Saturdays revitalizing the center’s interior and exterior spaces and conducting special activities for children and adults with disabilities.

PPG provided nearly $23,000 (€20,000) to assist with the project, including 1,100 liters (290 gallons) of DYRUP® interior and exterior paint and protective coatings. Fundación Personas will use the remaining donated products and materials to renovate additional interior and exterior spaces in the El Pino Center as well as its Dos Pinos Center. 

Fundación Personas is a non-profit organization that supports and integrates children and adults with disabilities by providing the services and care they need to improve their quality of life and that of their families. The El Pino Center supports 126 people, while the Dos Pinos Center provides services to 70 people. Fundación Personas also assists an additional 1,125 people with disabilities in the Valladolid area.

Using 18 colors, volunteers painted El Pino Center’s canteen, gymnasium, exterior playground, sports field and wooden fences to create a more welcoming, inspiring and colorful environment. Activities also included removing old playground equipment and installing rubber tiles.. 

“PPG continually seeks to create a positive impact and give back to the communities where it has operations,” said Miguel Angel Juarez, PPG plant manager, automotive coatings, Valladolid and Valencia, Spain. “I am very pleased to have been part of this recent journey. It was amazing to see everyone’s involvement and dedication, working together as a team to do something special in these people’s lives.”

“It was a pleasure to have worked side-by-side with all my colleagues and the other volunteers, seeing everyone’s commitment to and happiness in such a special project,” said Carina Gomes, PPG human resources internal communications, Iberia, and Colorful Communities project leader. “I am very happy and proud of what we achieved in creating a more cheerful environment for the children and adults who attend these centers.”

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.

Dyrup is a registered trademark of Dyrup A/S.


Ken Armistead
PPG Corporate Communications, EMEA
+44 1924 354848

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