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PPG’s Strongsville plant to host students on National Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 4, 2019 12:02 pm EDT

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STRONGSVILLE
"We are excited to demonstrate the work that takes place behind the scenes in our facility in hopes of inspiring the next generation of skilled manufacturing talent."

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2019 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that its Strongsville, Ohio, plant will host more than 15 teachers and students from Strongsville High School today.

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.

“From production to engineering to chemistry, manufacturing careers offer a range of important and transforming paths,” said Stan Zaharewicz, PPG plant manager, Strongsville. “We are excited to demonstrate the work that takes place behind the scenes in our facility in hopes of inspiring the next generation of skilled manufacturing talent.”

The students from Strongsville High School will explore employment opportunities and education options, hearing first-hand from PPG employees about the diverse and high-tech career paths within modern manufacturing. The students will also participate in a tour of the plant to see PPG employees and plant operations in action.

PPG’s Strongsville facility employs more than 200 people and produces powder coatings for the OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and industrial markets.

 

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Contact:

Greta Edgar
Corporate Communications
+1 724-316-7552
edgar@ppg.com

Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications
+1 412-434-3046
silvey@ppg.com
www.ppg.com


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