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PPG Foundation invests nearly $24,000 in three northern Ohio organizations

Funding supports educational, economic development efforts

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:18 pm EDT


"PPG is committed to investing in the communities where we operate to help prepare the workforce of tomorrow and support community programs that build a stronger local economy"

CLEVELAND, Oct. 31, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested nearly $24,000 in three northern Ohio organizations in support of educational and economic development efforts. The grants were made in the third quarter of 2018 on behalf of PPG’s Cleveland automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings facility and Barberton specialty coatings and materials facility.

A $15,085 grant to the Hudson City School District will be used to expand the maker space and fabrication lab at Hudson High School. The space supports extracurricular activities that include a Science Olympiad competition, FIRST® Robotics program and maker space club.

The foundation provided a $7,596 grant for the PPG Educational Tent at the 2018 A Taste of Hudson event. Designed for children ages 3 to 12, the tent featured interactive activities and stage shows that promoted science, technology, engineering and math skills.

The Barberton Community Development Corporation received a $1,100 grant to repair a crucial ramp at the Seiberling complex, which is an incubator for small businesses.

“PPG is committed to investing in the communities where we operate to help prepare the workforce of tomorrow and support community programs that build a stronger local economy,” said Jim Priddy, PPG plant manager, Cleveland.


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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Mark Silvey
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Corporate Communications
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