MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 30, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced Paint It for the NEXA AUTOCOLOR® brand. Paint It is the fast, reliable tool that collision centers can use to identify the right color for vehicle repair. The Paint It application has been enhanced to provide more model years, additional language capability and greater device functionality. Paint It for the Nexa Autocolor brand is an innovative Web-based application that makes vehicle color identification and selection simpler and more accurate. It is designed to be intuitive for refinish industry professionals who use a variety of color identification tools. No special software is required to run the application.

With the introduction of this version, Paint It has incorporated several new features. Paint It can now be accessed remotely on a variety of Web-enabled tablet devices using the most popular operating platforms, making it suitable for field work and on-the-spot reference from any location. In addition, Paint It is multilingual with French and Spanish language options available.

Paint It for the Nexa Autocolor brand, and now Paint It for PPG, covers a wide range of model years (2008-2013 domestic and import). The two versions will be continuously updated for additional domestic and import model years and as new OEM colors are introduced.

“The introduction of Paint It for the Nexa Autocolor brand and our continuous refinement of the application represents our commitment to making color search and the entire refinish process easier and faster for our customers,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director, “By using Paint It, automotive industry professionals have a very simple way to look for a vehicle’s color formulation. Color search has never been so effortless.”

Paint It is accessible through ppgpaintit.com or nexaautocolorpaintit.com. Users can search for a vehicle’s color by year, model, color family, finish effect or usage. Images and data are linked together for quick and easy search results. Once the correct color is identified, formula retrieval is a click away via the Online Color Formulation tool.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Nexa Autocolor and the Bulls Eye Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ohio – October 25, 2013 – Visitors to this year’s SEMA show—November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—will have plenty of good reasons to head over to the PPG exhibit in booth 24501.

PPG is pulling out all the stops and bringing in the top painters from the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing worlds, exhibiting radically painted cars and motorcycles, and displaying spectacular artwork by more than 30 talented automotive artists. In addition, PPG will highlight several new refinish products that can take professional and amateur painters to the next level of color and design imagination.

An all-star lineup of painters will greet visitors to the PPG booth. The group includes Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio), Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Dave Perewitz (Perewitz Cycle Fabrication), Kenny Youngblood (Youngblood Art) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters).

These award-winning painters are highly respected for their custom paint schemes. They will all be available to sign autographs, share their painting techniques and discuss the PPG products they use exclusively—and why they prefer them. The Kellys will also be unveiling a new custom car creation—a ’57 Chevy convertible finished with PPG waterborne VIBRANCE COLLECTION® Money Green and silver colors—and handing out keepsake souvenir posters at the booth.

There’s even more:

  • Bill Steele of Steele’s Kustoms, Oakdale, Pennsylvania, will present “Blue Baller,” a retro-styled bike with a shovelhead motor, lots of chrome, candy blue tones and a clearcoated DITZLER® BIG FLAKE™ silver mini-flake finish.
  • Brian Mobeck will exhibit his 2013 Ridler Award “Great Eight” finalist “Archetype,” a handmade ’33 Ford look-alike with a gleaming cherry cocktail paint job from Unique Auto and Body in Blaine, Minnesota.
  • Daniel Galvez from Danny D. Pinstriping and Paint in Baldwin Park, California, is showing a 1967 Chevy Impala with its unique teal, blue and purple finish accented with Danny D.’s ingenious pinstriping.

In addition, PPG representatives will be on hand to introduce Ditzler® Hot Rod Black topcoat and its silky, throwback color. They will also present the CRYSTALLANCE™ line of colors, PPG’s latest addition to the popular Vibrance Collection.

The PPG booth will be alive with color, cars and the industry’s biggest names. SEMA visitors have an open invitation to take it all in.

Please note the celebrity appearance schedule below. Bobby Alloway will also appear at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance booth, times to be announced.

Tuesday, November 5
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
Wednesday, November 6
9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Dave Perewitz, Perewitz Cycle Fabrication
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio
Thursday, November 7
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art
Friday, November 8
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

The annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is recognized as the world’s premier automotive specialty products event. It attracts the industry’s sharpest minds and provides a channel for the newest products. Every year, the show draws exhibitors and visitors from around the world and provides them with exciting displays, educational seminars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities and more. Attendance is open exclusively to members of the industry. More than 100,000 people from 100+ countries are expected to attend this year.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG logo, Vibrance Collection and Ditzler are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface, Big Flake, and Crystallance are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


December 6, 2013 – The Limited Edition VIBRANCE COLLECTION® Metal Sign is now available. This year's sign features a very cool pick-up truck that was built and painted with a custom PPG color by one of our own trainers, Jeff Matauch. Supplies are limited, so you better get yours fast!  

Net Distributor Price: $35.00 each
Part No. VBMETSGN13


 


October 15, 2013 – The VIBRANCE COLLECTION®  recently had a makeover to emulate the high quality, unique works of art created by the artists using the products. Read on to check out what has been changed.

The logo has been updated to highlight the fact that there is an entire collection of products available within the line to make up a full paint system. It is available in full color or monochromatic and in horizontal or vertical layouts. There is also a hot new pinstripe version of the logo in a vertical layout.  

The labels have been redesigned as well with a sleek matte black background, the pinstripe logo and color-coded lettering to designate Primers/Sealers (gold), Midcoats (red) and Clearcoats (blue).  Each of the effect pigments will also have their own uniquely colored lettering. The changes will occur as a rolling change on existing products and all new products moving forward.

You will also start to see new advertisements and literature that celebrates the connection between the artists and their colorful masterpieces with edgy photography and vivid imagery. Take a look at the new Vibrance Collection brochure here


Mississauga, Ontario – July 30, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has announced that 5,000 subscribers of the PAINTMANAGER® software color retrieval and management program have chosen to use the Internet instead of traditional CD releases to update their systems. The announcement of the milestone achievement was made by Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director.
 
“Getting fast and accurate color and program updates is critical, and we are very pleased to see our customers embracing this online option to enhance their PaintManager software,” said Kimbro in her announcement.
 
The PaintManager network-capable software program is a proven platform that can be configured to meet the needs of any distributor or collision center. This industry-leading software delivers color formulas targeted to match OEM colors and manages the paint mixing operation through exclusive touch screen technology.
 
PaintManager software is a state-of-the-art system that brings the Internet into the mixing room to make paint operations as productive and profitable as possible,” added Kimbro. “Five thousand users across North America have now recognized the value of this remarkable tool, its connectivity capabilities and the management services it provides. With PaintManager software, shops are getting fast network access to color information, new products and program improvements; equally important, they’re getting the data that keeps their managers and technicians aware of all aspects of the repair business.”
 
The network capability and Internet connectivity of PaintManager software provide instant access to all the information required to make informed decisions on job costs, material usage, mixing efficiency, inventory and more. PaintManager software combines the accuracy and efficiency of computerized color mixing with comprehensive reporting and tracking features designed to help monitor and manage paint operations. With more color formulations delivered to the software database, this directly affects and improves the efficiency of the RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer and match rating technology.
 
After a one-time installation process, PaintManager software updates are regularly downloaded, eliminating the need for CD usage and storage. In addition, through PaintManager software’s secure two-way communication with PPG, HelpDesk technicians can remotely access the mixing room computer and provide real-time technical support.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG logo, PaintManager and the Bulls Eye Logo are registered trademarks, and Bringing innovation to the surface and RapidMatch are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 22, 2013 – PPG has teamed with Mitchell International, Inc., to offer a comprehensive, integrated repair management system to collision centers across the United States and Canada. The system combines PPG’s PAINTMANAGER® software with Mitchell’s REPAIRCENTER™ ToolStore program. The announcement was made today by Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director, and Jim O’Leary, vice president of repair solutions at Mitchell, a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the property and casualty claims and collision repair industries.

PaintManager software is a proprietary network solution that helps boost collision center productivity by combining computerized color mixing accuracy and efficiency with comprehensive reporting and tracking features. Efficiency can be further enhanced by incorporating PPG’s paint shop interface utility, which allows sharing of critical workflow information between the front office and the paint operation.

The RepairCenter ToolStore program is a dynamic marketplace that enables body shops to connect with their mission-critical collision repair trading partners and third-party add-on tools in order to streamline workflow and run their businesses more profitably and efficiently.

By combining PPG’s PaintManager software with the RepairCenter ToolStore program, collision centers will be able to generate a seamless, easily accessible data stream to monitor and manage body shop repair and paint procedures. This will allow them to operate more efficiently while augmenting repair productivity and increasing revenue opportunities.

“Integrating these systems is part of our overall pledge to provide PPG customers with every opportunity to improve their paint operations,” said PPG’s Kimbro. “We are very aware of our customers’ expectations in all aspects of their business. The PaintManager software was designed to be compatible with most body shop management systems on the market and the RepairCenter system is an exceptionally suitable counterpart for it. With the collision repair industry moving to new levels of technological capabilities, these two advanced applications represent the leading edge. By merging the two systems, collision shops can experience improved productivity, efficiency, management and, of course, financial performance.”

“We’re very pleased to be linking RepairCenter to PPG’s PaintManager,” said O’Leary. “We have found the PaintManager program to be reliable and easy to use, and RepairCenter has repeatedly proven its worth in collision centers around the country. We firmly believe this is a good match.”

The PPG paint shop interface tool and the RepairCenter ToolStore system are available to collision centers through the ToolStore add-on.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG logo, the Bulls Eye Logo and PaintManager are registered trademarks, and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

RepairCenter is a trademark of Mitchell International, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 29, 2013 – PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced an updated and improved version of the COLORMOBILE® software application. Designed for smartphones and tablets, the new application allows quick and easy mobile retrieval of the most up-to-date PPG color information. Collision industry professionals using PPG and NEXA AUTOCOLOR® products now have free access, 24/7, to the latest Prime, Variant and Special field formulas anywhere there is an Internet connection.

“We are very excited about the new ColorMobile application and the convenience it offers,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “We designed the application for personnel requiring immediate access to vital color information. Sales and technical representatives frequently need to answer color questions any time of the day or while they’re on the road—away from their desktop computers. With ColorMobile, obtaining color information quickly and accurately is easier than ever.”

The ColorMobile application features a user-friendly screen and enhanced functionality including streamlined searching based on a user’s individual preferences. General search results may be obtained through a variety of categories such as vehicle manufacturer, OEM/brand codes, model, year, color description and others. Once results are presented, the user can expand the Formula Details screen to view minimum mix quantities and VOC information.

The ColorMobile application also has email capability. “We know how important it is for industry professionals to stay connected with customers,” adds Kimbro. “We included the email function so color formulations could be sent out right away.”

The new application is available now and intended exclusively for users of PPG and Nexa Autocolor branded products. Subscribers to the Online Color Formulations desktop version can utilize their same user ID and password for the ColorMobile application to obtain full color formula information.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG logo, Nexa Autocolor, ColorMobile and the Bulls Eye Logo are registered trademarks, and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


November 3, 2013 - Jody Perewitz set the bar when it comes to hot bikes and blazing speed, setting the record as the first woman to go over 200mph on an American-make V-Twin at the Bub Motorcycle Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats. In this video she and her dad, legendary builder and King of Flames, Dave Perewitz, talk about her experience, her bike, and the pink and purple paint scheme done with PPG finishes.


November 5, 2013 - Available for order, the Color Collection from Charley Hutton features 15 custom finishes – each a special Hutton creation. 

The award winning colors and unique formulations were created by Charley Hutton and showcase his three time Ridler winning automotive finishes plus his other standout rides. The collection is intended to inspire other custom builders, painters and enthusiasts and open the door to amazing design potential.


November 8, 2013 - See highlights about the VIBRANCE COLLECTION® and hear from Jennifer Boros, solventborne collision segment manager for PPG Automotive Refinish and Bill Steele from Steele Kustoms.


May 3, 2013 - Due to the popularity of Mayabb's artwork in the past, he designed one especially for the Commercial Coatings division. This colorful poster features a variety of vehicles that are typically painted with commercial products.

Part No. CCDMPO1

Contact the PPG Customer Service Team to order.


August 1, 2013 - Looking for a gift for the wife? Well, PPG customer, Chris Wirgau, has set the bar pretty high with this rebuild/refinish.

Believe it or not, it is an older army-type truck/Jeep Cherokee style that is very rare and was refinished in ENVIROBASE® High Performance pink pearl!  Endless hours were spent hand building many of the pieces to stay with the military theme and history of this truck….but in PINK!  Wirgau built this truck as a mud runner for his wife and it's almost to pretty to get dirty… almost!
 


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario  January 10, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced ALK28-901, a factory-packaged, 2.8 VOC alkyd enamel intended for general industrial use. The new black topcoat is economical, fast-drying and suitable for trailers, metal fabrications, castings, cabinets, machinery and heavy equipment.

“This is an excellent high-quality product for the value-conscious coating segment,” said Gillian Clarke, product manager, commercial coatings. “We’ve formulated ALK28-901 to be a versatile solution for a variety of industrial applications. It can be applied directly to metal, on select substrates or over approved primers. In addition, its fast dry characteristics and good water spot resistance can help increase production throughput. We believe ALK28-901 provides all the key attributes customers want in an efficient, high-quality topcoat.”
Clarke also points out that the topcoat has been designed as a thin film build product requiring just one or two coats. ALK28-901 can be applied using conventional, HVLP, airless or air-assisted airless spray equipment and can be sprayed with or without reduction.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® and Commercial Performance Coatings.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Delfleet and Delfleet Essential are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – July 30, 2012 – PPG Commercial Coatings has launched DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® Basecoat, a 3.5 VOC basecoat designed to complement the Delfleet Essential product line and increase its capabilities. The new basecoat is intended for value-conscious fleet refinishers, OEMs, and collision centers aiming for greater productivity, more efficiency, and ease of use. The basecoat is recommended for overall color repair, refurbishing, and when striping is required.
 
“We are happy to offer Delfleet Essential Basecoat to our customers,” said Gillian Clarke, product manager, commercial coatings. “With the addition of the basecoat to our product lineup, we are giving our customers a high-quality, value-priced option for their work. We wanted this basecoat to be just as easy to use as a single-stage topcoat—and it is; very little training time is needed. It’s also durable and has an attractive price point. I think our customers will be as pleased with it as we are.”
 
Delfleet Essential Basecoat provides enhanced durability: When used with ESC621 clearcoat, a three-year warranty is offered. In addition, the new basecoat features faster dry speeds than single-stage topcoats to help shops increase productivity and efficiency. The fast dry times make it ideal for two-tone jobs or striping. Since the basecoat is mixed from the same color formula as the single-stage, lower shop inventory is possible. 
 
The new basecoat also expands the product line’s color palette. Delfleet Essential now has pearl color capability as a basecoat—which must be clearcoated with ESC621— along with solids and metallic colors. To keep the Delfleet Essential line efficient and to keep mixing easy, both the new basecoat and single-stage topcoats can be mixed from the same ESSS color formula. The ESSS color is mixed with a new basecoat converter and new hardener. The decision to mix a color as a single-stage or basecoat is made when the paint technician is ready to spray.
 
PPG’s Commercial Coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pre-treatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, Delfleet Essential and Commercial Performance Coatings. 

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surfaceDelfleet and Delfleet Essential are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 15, 2012 – PPG’s ENVIROBASE® High Performance and AQUABASE® Plus waterborne brands have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. The announcement was made by Greg Benckart, vice president, Americas, PPG Automotive Refinish.

Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus advanced waterborne basecoats are premium-quality refinish coatings that are extremely popular throughout the United States and Canada with collision centers as they shift to low-VOC products. Both Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus are easy to mix and apply, offer consistent and excellent color match, allow easy blending with superb results and help shops optimize productivity and efficiency.

The Good Housekeeping Seal is issued by Good Housekeeping magazine and granted to products that have been evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI). Before earning the Seal, the scientists and engineers at GHRI review the product to ensure it delivers on all claims made in its advertising, packaging and other informational materials. If the product does not perform as promised or does not meet established standards for quality, it does not earn the Seal. The Seal has been reassuring consumers about their product-purchasing decisions for more than 100 years and is one of the most recognized and respected consumer symbols in the market today.

“The Good Housekeeping Seal is one of the most trusted emblems of product quality in today’s marketplace,” said Benckart. “We have always been very confident about the quality of our products and back them fully. Having the GHRI recognize Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus as brands our collision centers and their customers can rely on is something we are proud of and hold in high regard.”

PPG collision centers using Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus will display the Good Housekeeping Seal in their shops and in promotional materials reassuring shops and consumers that the products used in their refinish work are backed by an esteemed symbol of quality.

To learn more about Envirobase High Performance, Aquabase Plus and other PPG products, call (800) 647-6050. For more about the Good Housekeeping Seal visit www.goodhousekeeping.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Envirobase and Aquabase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 30, 2013 – PPG will introduce the Charley Hutton Color Collection at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The collection is a spectrum of exclusive automotive colors created by Hutton, a three-time winner of the prestigious Ridler Award and one of the custom car world’s most respected and sought-after master painters.

The Charley Hutton Color Collection features colors from Hutton’s Ridler Award winners as well as unique formulations used on some of his other standout rides. Developed with PPG at Charley Hutton’s Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, the collection covers 15 distinctive tones ranging from Madysen Gold and Checkered Red to Kalalau Lime and Indy Blue. Each is a special Hutton creation.

The collection is intended to inspire other custom car builders and painters to unlock their imaginations and bring their designs to life.
“Being able to share the incredible colors we’ve dreamed up is very exciting,” said Hutton. “These PPG colors give custom builders and painters the chance to let their ideas become realities. I hope street rod, muscle car and custom car enthusiasts take a look at what we’ve put together. These colors are hot and some amazing things can be done with them.”

The Ridler Award is presented annually at the Detroit Autorama and is regarded as the custom car world’s highest honor. Hutton won the Ridler in 2005, 2007 and most recently this year with “Checkered Past,” an awe-inspiring 1940 Ford coupe featuring a dazzling red PPG paint finish. Hutton has also received several Street Rod of the Year, Custom Rod of the Year and America’s Most Beautiful Roadster awards along with many other top prizes. Hutton established his painting creds early in his career with appearances on the Discovery Channel’s American Hot Rod, TLC’s Overhaulin’ and on Hot Rod TV. Hutton uses PPG Automotive Refinish products exclusively.

To learn more about the Charley Hutton Color Collection, visit PPG at SEMA in booth 24501.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG logo is a registered trademark, and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 12, 2012 – PPG, continuing its leadership in waterborne technology, has launched two new waterborne primer surfacers, ENVIROBASE® High Performance EPW115 Waterborne Speed Prime and AQUABASE® Plus P950-5505 Waterborne Primer Surfacer, for the automotive refinish industry.

The low-VOC products are intended for use with PPG’s popular Envirobase High Performance and NEXA AUTOCOLOR® Aquabase Plus waterborne product lines and will become essential elements in PPG’s waterborne refinish systems for collision repair centers across North America.

“Our new waterborne primer surfacers offer an alternative to traditional 2K surfacers and are high-quality, durable products that demonstrate PPG’s ongoing commitment to meet the needs of any progressive repair center,” said Tim Jones, waterborne segment manager. “These new waterborne primer surfacers will have an immediate impact on shop productivity by reducing cycle time. They also provide superb corrosion resistance and offer excellent adhesion performance. We believe customers will find these primer surfacers to be an excellent enhancement to their repair process.”

Both products offer direct-to-metal performance and may be applied over properly prepared substrates including cold rolled steel, aluminum and galvanized metals, plastic, E-coat, OEM or previously repaired refinish paints. Each air dries quickly and is ready to sand in just 30 minutes. In addition the fast air dry properties will reduce energy costs. EPW115 and P950-5505 both have a 24-hour pot life and are currently available in gray, with black and white options available soon.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface, Nexa AutocolorEnvirobase and Aquabase are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 3, 2012 – PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced Paint It, a fast and reliable web-based application to help collision centres find the most current automotive color information for domestic and import vehicles.  This innovative tool signals a new approach from PPG, making color identification and selection in the automotive refinish process easier and more accurate.
“Paint It is a departure from past methods for finding the right color for a given vehicle.  It’s designed to be intuitive for auto industry professionals who typically use a variety of color identification tools,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director.  “Distributors, collision shop owners, paint technicians, and even hobbyists looking to identify a vehicle’s color can use this tool by simply going to the Paint It application and performing an easy search.  Finding the right color is now straightforward and the refinish process is much more simple and faster.” 

Paint It is accessible through www.ppgpaintit.com with no special software Paint It is accessible through www.ppgpaintit.com with no special software required for the application.  Users can search for a vehicle’s color information by year, model, color family, finish effect, or usage.  Digital representations of body and non-body colors are displayed onscreen to aid in the color visualization process with images and data linked together for quick search results.  The ranges of graphical views allow the user to sort and organize information with ease.

In addition to exterior colors, Paint It also identifies accent, interior, underhood, wheel, and trim colors, allowing paint technicians to verify all the necessary color components at one time prior to beginning the repair.  Once the correct color is identified, users are a click away from formula retrieval via the PPG Online Color Formulation tool.

According to Kimbro, early user response to Paint It has been positive.  “Customers are telling us Paint It is very easy to use and extremely helpful,” she says.  “Paint It proves finding accurate information quickly doesn’t have to be that hard.”

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE™.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 6, 2012 – PPG announced it has partnered with Auto Claim Solutions, an Arlington, Texas-based, vehicle repair information company, to provide collision centers with an advanced integrated repair management system. The announcement was made jointly by PPG global color director Mary Kimbro and Auto Claim Solutions managing director Tim Hoover.
 
As a result of the partnership, collision centers choosing to integrate PPG’s PAINTMANAGER® program with Auto Claim Solutions’ Repair Tracker Interactive body shop management system will now be able to increase their repair productivity and operate more efficiently.
 
PaintManager is PPG’s network solution that combines the accuracy and efficiency of computerized color mixing with comprehensive reporting and tracking features. And by incorporating PPG’s paint shop interface tool, ROCO, the sharing of critical information between the front office and the paint operation provides a more efficient workflow. Auto Claim Solutions’ Repair Tracker Interactive is an Internet-based application that provides direct data access and real-time communication between customers, repair facilities, and insurance companies. When paired, the two programs allow a seamless and accessible flow of critical data to monitor and manage body shop repair and paint procedures.
 
“This arrangement is part of our commitment to make certain PPG customers receive the most advanced applications to ensure improved paint operation performance,” said Kimbro. “We’re very pleased our companies worked together to integrate these innovative systems. We designed PaintManager for compatibility with any body shop management system, and Repair Tracker Interactive has proven to be an excellent match for it. Collision shops using the integrated system will benefit greatly from the improved workflow efficiency, materials management usage, and, ultimately, their financial performance.”
 
“Shops using Repair Tracker Interactive have found it to be an extremely user-friendly system while providing the functionality and flexibility expected of a collision management program,” said Hoover. “It’s been available for seven years with all the advanced functions shops want and need to improve their processes and add to their bottom line. Now, by linking it to PPG’s PaintManager, we’ve made it all that much more rewarding.”
 
Repair Tracker Interactive is currently in use in 140 locations in 12 states and in 55 locations in combination with PaintManager. These numbers are expected to increase rapidly as collision centers familiarize themselves with the programs’ benefits. One of the largest users of the integrated system is the Van Tuyl Group, an Irving, Texas, company with more than 70 automotive dealerships across the country.
 
“We have been using Repair Tracker Interactive exclusively in all of our 34 collision centers for over five years, and without a doubt it has given us the competitive advantage with our customers, insurance partners, and the extended business community,” said Darren Huggins, national collision director, Van Tuyl Group. “With the rising cost of materials, the PaintManager integration has become absolutely necessary for us to measure performance and maximize profitability.”
 
PaintManager and Repair Tracker Interactive are available now to collision centers across North America through PPG and Auto Claim Solutions.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface and PaintManager are trademarks of PPG Industries, Inc. Repair Tracker Interactive is a trademark of Auto Claim Solutions, LLC.


2014 Darrell Mayabb Wall Calendar
Part No. PPGCL14

This classic calendar portraits an old school automotive paint store with one of its customers working hard to keep his masterpiece clean. Add this calendar to your collection, decorate your office/shop or give to the car enthusiast you know.

Contact the PPG Customer Service Team to order yours today.


2014 NEXA AUTOCOLOR® Wall Calendar
Part No. RMCL14

This beautiful calendar, entitled Night Moves, depicts the beauty of a black matte finish on a hot car. Use this calendar as simple holiday gifts for your customers or to dress up your office.

Contact the PPG Customer Service Team to order yours today.


LED Signs are now available to order. These beautiful 18” round LED signs are available with interchangeable graphics. You pick which product line you want to display. Graphics available include: ENVIROBASE® High Performance, AQUABASE® Plus, VIBRANCE COLLECTION®, DITZLER®, PPG and Commercial Coatings.

LED Clocks are 18” round clocks available with the Envirobase High Performance, Aquabase Plus and PPG Design.

Please click here for pricing and ordering instructions.


March 19, 2014 - Only one thing lasts longer than our coatings. Our commitment to you. As the world leader in coatings our long-term commitment to our customers is reflected in the numbers.

  • 2,000,000+ color formula global database.
  • 28,000+ customers using PPG waterborne.
  • 13,000+ technicians trained each year.
  • 9,000+ shops using MVP business teachings.
  • 1,200+ U.S. and Canadian Distributors.
  • 111 years of innovation in refinish coatings.
  • 1 company delivers all of this. 

Bottom line? As long as there are vehicles to paint, PPG will be there to help you paint them.
 


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 2, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish’s PAINTMANAGER® software is a network-capable color management system designed to help managers and technicians manage the quality, productivity and profitability of their refinish paint mixing operations. Now more effective than ever, PaintManager software uses Internet connectivity to combine the accuracy and efficiency of computerized color formula retrieval with comprehensive reporting and tracking features.

A key user milestone has been reached as more than 10,000 customers worldwide—collision centers, distributors and dealerships—have now discovered that the PaintManager software capabilities, including updated color formulas and program enhancements, make it easier to stay on top of paint shop operations and keep up with the latest OEM color formulas, products and pricing.

“We are aware of how important it is for shop technicians and managers to have access to up-to-date color formulas, and PaintManager is an excellent way to ensure a flow of the latest relevant information,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “This is the most advanced color retrieval system in use today. For technicians, PaintManager offers the ability to quickly locate a vehicle color. And for collision center owners and managers, it provides an array of reports that monitor paint operation job costs, material usage, mixing efficiency, inventory and much more. PaintManager is one more tool we’re proud to offer to our customers and is a key part of our overall commitment to help them be as successful as possible.”

The PaintManager software program features and capabilities provide greater opportunities for collision center productivity:

  • The PaintManager software downloads monthly color formula updates to a customer’s computer eliminating the need for time-consuming CD installation and making it easier to keep up with critical information. The user can select day and time of download to avoid interference with shop operations. 
  • More than 40 reports are offered to help managers stay on top of paint operation job costs, material usage, mixing efficiency, inventory and much more. Using the Paint Shop Interface tool, key data—such as estimate information and labor hours—is transferred automatically. The collision center can track all paint and materials against each repair order, making it easier to evaluate product usage and financial performance. 
  • Technical support can be directed to the mixing room computer. With PaintManager software’s secure two-way communication interface with PPG, the HelpDesk specialist can remotely access the mixing room computer and provide real-time technical support.
  • PaintManager software interfaces seamlessly with PPG’s innovative RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer. New downloaded color formulas carry accompanying reflectance data for the RapidMatch program software to deliver simplified color matching for all refinish repairs.
  • New products such as toners, clears, primers and other ancillaries are delivered earlier and distributed as soon as they are available. There is no need to wait for the next CD release. 
  • PaintManager software system enhancements—including the RapidMatch software workflow, the Paint Shop Interface program and the Internet Update utility itself—are provided more frequently to ensure all functions are current. 
  • As information is sent to the user via PaintManager software, PPG downloads the user’s mix information. Collected information focuses on the color selection (variant or special) as well as product usage. This data helps PPG evaluate variant popularity for future color chip tool production.
  • PaintManager software is compatible with PPG’s TOUCHMIX® computerized paint mixing hardware to retrieve the right formula quickly and mix the color accurately. This powerful combination improves efficiency and profitability by reducing waste and the time required for remixes.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 25, 2014 – PPG Industries’ automotive refinish business is pleased to announce it will continue its long-standing support of Team Penske in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series. The season began March 30 and extends through August 30 with 18 races in 15 locations across North America. PPG will be  featured on Team Penske’s IndyCar entries driven by Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya in upcoming races:

April 27, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala.
July 6, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Penn.
July 12, Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa
July 19-20, Streets of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
August 17, The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisc.

PPG has enjoyed a long business relationship with Team Penske and its parent, Penske Corporation, since PPG’s sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999. It is a durable partnership that has gone the distance and signifies the long-term commitment these companies have to their mutual, ongoing success.

Team Penske drivers bring impressive credentials to the racecourse. Helio Castroneves is coming off one of the most productive seasons of his career. Castroneves finished second in the 2013 IndyCar title chase, led all drivers with 16 top-10 finishes and was the only driver running at the finish of all 19 races. Juan Pablo Montoya makes his return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2014. The former CART Series champion and 2000 Indy 500 victor made winning transitions to Formula One and NASCAR and returns to his IndyCar roots with Team Penske this season.

Today PPG Automotive Refinish is Penske Corporation’s exclusive supplier of coatings for its racing, truck leasing, and automotive collision repair subsidiaries and facilities. Team Penske races three cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, all of which are painted with PPG DELTRON® products. In addition, Team Penske’s NASCAR entries use PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne coatings. PPG-sponsored Team Penske cars prominently feature the PPG Automotive Refinish and PPG corporate logos.

PPG Automotive Refinish is a leading global supplier of high-performance coatings for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, heavy-duty trucks and other commercial applications. To learn more about PPG products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com. For more about Team Penske, visit www.teampenske.com.


Celebrated painter Darryl Hollenbeck provides the winning finish

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – May 7, 2014 – Competing against some of the world’s most amazing custom cars, “The Black Pearl”—a ground-up creation from James Hetfield and Rick Dore, painted by Darryl Hollenbeck—won the 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year Award at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association 32nd All American Get-Together held March 29-30 in Pleasanton, California.

The Black Pearl is a one-off custom car built from scratch and not from any specific vehicle. Its handmade body with its sleek lines was inspired by the styling shapes and forms of cars of the 1930s. The car was built by Rick Dore. The body was shaped by Southern Californian Marcel De Lay and then painted a rich, lustrous PPG black by Hollenbeck. The Black Pearl is owned by James Hetfield of the heavy-metal band Metallica.

Hollenbeck, one of the most respected painters in the custom car world, is well known for his focus on classic cars of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. His masterful work has earned him a slew of major honors including two prestigious America’s Most Beautiful Roadster awards, the most recent at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California.

For The Black Pearl’s radiant finish, Hollenbeck used PPG products. He has been spraying PPG products exclusively for the last 25 years and now uses the ENVIROBASE® High Performance system at his Vintage Color Studio in Concord, California. His work on The Black Pearl has been striking; in addition to the Goodguys award, the car won the Sam Barris award and the Custom d’Elegance at the Sacramento Autorama.

PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations with more than 70,000 active members around the globe. The association promotes and produces dynamic automotive events including the annual national show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG exhibits at every national and many regional Goodguys events, displaying the hot colors, unique pigments, special-effect finishes and custom colors showcased in the VIBRANCE COLLECTION®, DELTRON® and other PPG brands.

To learn more about PPG products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

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For further information, please contact
Deb Nucciarone
nucciarone@ppg.com
(905) 855-4480
PPG Automotive Refinish, 2301 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga, ON L5J 1K5

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
  
The PPG logo, Envirobase, Vibrance Collection and Deltron are registered trademarks, and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Product Can Photo: CPC MBE-200 2.1 VOC Epoxy PrimerMISSISSAUGA, Ontario – May 21, 2014 – PPG Commercial Coatings has released MBE-200 2.1 VOC Epoxy Primer, a major addition to its line of premium CPC products. MBE-200 Epoxy Primer is a heavy-metals-free primer intended to perform in situations where medium film build requirements are appropriate. The new primer provides key performance features including exceptional adhesion, excellent corrosion and chemical resistance, and enhanced filling properties for blast substrate. Its formulation also makes it easy to mix and spray. In addition, with a 2.1 VOC, the primer meets current regulations in the U.S. and Canada in key regulated (compliant) markets.

“MBE-200 2.1 VOC primer is a significant complement to our CPC portfolio,” said Steve Podlas, PPG Commercial Coatings brand manager. “We wanted to provide our customers with a premium epoxy primer that performed to the standards they expected and was 2.1 lbs/gal VOC-compliant. This new primer shares many of the same properties as our current, conventional VOC HBE series of high-quality primers—the benchmark for the industry. As a result of using newer resin and cure technologies, we were also able to enhance its adhesion characteristics for use on additional substrates.”

According to Podlas, MBE-200 2.1 VOC Epoxy Primer can be used to fill minimal sanding or sandblast profiles of two mils or less and will provide superior corrosion resistance and adhesion when coated over properly prepared steel, galvanized steel and aluminum.

“PPG customers can apply this new primer using conventional equipment—pressure pots, airless, air-assisted airless or electrostatic spray equipment,” added Podlas. “The primer will provide a smooth coat that yields a better appearance once the topcoat is applied.”

MBE-200 2.1 VOC Epoxy Primer is designed for use on trailers, cranes, service bodies, cryogenic equipment and a host of other manufactured items.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

To learn more about MBE-200 2.1 VOC Epoxy Primer and other PPG Commercial Coatings products, call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark, and the PPG logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


RapidMatch™ X-5 spectrophotometer
RapidMatch X-5 spectrophotometer
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – June 10, 2014, – PPG Automotive Refinish has released an enhanced version of its PAINTMANAGER® program specific to the RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer and software workflow. The new RapidMatch software—with an improved color formula retrieval workflow process—is designed to increase speed, productivity and formula match accuracy. Combined with PPG’s advanced RapidMatch X-5 spectrophotometer, the software uses sophisticated algorithms to join match rating with a new texture indicator. This, along with other innovative features, produces a heightened level of color characterization and formula precision.

According to Mary Kimbro, global color director, PPG, the software requires no hardware changes, is easier to use, yields faster results and in many cases can find the best color match in just two clicks.

“We have been able to successfully create a higher industry standard for color matching,” said Kimbro. “The RapidMatch X-5 spectrophotometer and our new optimized software—with all its upgrades—work together to make the PPG system more effective and efficient than ever.” A wealth of enhancements automate routine processes, streamline formula searches, quickly identify best matches and accelerate downloads. With no new hardware required, collision centers only need to update their current PaintManager software to improve their capabilities. Customers utilizing the Internet will be updated automatically.

One of the software’s key features is the capability to address texture. An integrated texture indicator compares the returned color formulas’ pigment component to the target vehicle color, thereby, serving as a guide to the final surface appearance.

The new software employs a “Green-Green-Go” search-rate-mix process to ensure the best starting color formula. When the RapidMatch X-5 spectrophotometer analyzes the target color, the texture and match rating results are displayed. A green match rating assures blendable results. Coupled with a green texture “OK”—indicating the returned formula’s texture is equivalent to the vehicle being repaired—the technician can confidently go directly to mix. Other formula returns may be finer or coarser (F=finer, C=coarser) compared to the target color.

Another important feature of the new software is a redesigned landing page with a simplified one-search launch pad of color information that has eliminated the need for separate OEM and wild card searches. The software also automatically predicts if the target color is a solid or metallic, and job tracking is made easy with options to add customer information for each repair.

Since high-throughput collision centers often use the RapidMatch X-5 spectrophotometer for all their color matching, an automatic download configuration is available with the software. Measurements from the device are organized and displayed as a reading list of color bars to ease sorting.

PPG introduced the RapidMatch software match rating and blend/check workflow in 2010. Since then, unit sales of the five-angle measuring device have tripled globally. “This signifies the importance of shop productivity and provides a solution that makes sense to the refinish technician,” adds Kimbro. “Whatever the target color, with RapidMatch software the technician will receive the best match available in seconds.”


Chris Springer – PPG Refinish Marketing Applications Specialist demonstrates how to perform a proper repair on some of today’s highly chromatic, translucent colors and finishes. Utilizing PPG’s easy to follow process of determining the correct spectral grey (g-shade) groundcoat to optimize repair process time, invisibility and most importantly, color match. This shows how these colors can be repaired without adding any additional steps/time to a shops “standard” repair.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – September 9, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish has launched P190-6930 Performance Clearcoat. The new 2.1 clearcoat is intended specifically for use with PPG’s waterborne AQUABASE® Plus basecoat. It is designed for high-production collision centers and provides excellent throughput and impressive gloss retention.

P190-6930 features PPG’s innovative resin technology engineered for waterborne basecoats, making it the appropriate solution for shops seeking a low-VOC production clear. Used with Aquabase Plus basecoat, a vital part of PPG’s NEXA AUTOCOLOR® refinish system, P190-6930 delivers the high-quality results and efficient cycle-time performance progressive collision centers require.

“The introduction of P190-6930 is a significant step in advancing PPG’s waterborne refinish systems,” said Deb Nucciarone, product and marketing manager, PPG Canada, Inc. “This is an easy-to-use, extremely consistent clearcoat designed to match up with our Aquabase Plus basecoat. We’ve given it quick-dry characteristics with no compromise whatsoever in the finish. In fact,  P190-6930 delivers the beauty and gloss that keep PPG in its leadership position.”

P190-6930 enhances throughput with quick air-dry and bake cycle times—4 hours and 25 minutes respectively—that result in superior finish hardness. With four reducer options, the clearcoat adapts to a wide range of operating temperature and humidity conditions. In addition, it can be buffed in less than one hour after cooldown if required. The result is excellent gloss retention and finish.

For more information about P190-6930 Performance Clearcoat, Aquabase Plus and other Nexa Autocolor products, call (800) 647-6050. 

PPG: Bringing innovation to the surface.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
 
The PPG logo, Aquabase and NEXA Autocolor are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, ON – September 30, 2014 – PPG has again been designated as the exclusive paint sponsor of FenderBender Live, FenderBender magazine’s website for coverage of the 2014 NACE and SEMA Show events. This is the fourth consecutive year PPG has been a sponsor of the site, which can be found at fenderbenderlive.com.

FenderBender Live serves as a one-stop industry source for news relating to the NACE and SEMA exhibitions. The site began its 2014 coverage at the NACE ǀ CARS Expo & Conference July 3–Aug. 2 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Coverage will continue at the SEMA Show Nov. 4–7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We’re very happy to continue our relationship with FenderBender Live,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director. “The NACE and SEMA events are two of the biggest in our industry. Collision professionals, technicians, management—everyone wants to keep up with the new technologies, tools, products and processes coming out and introduced at the shows. But not everyone can attend, and that’s why FenderBender Live is so important. People can go online, stay in touch and learn what’s happening. PPG is proud to help FenderBender Live reach as many people as possible.”

As it did at the NACE Expo, FenderBender Live will feature comprehensive coverage of the SEMA Show, including interviews with industry professionals, celebrities, exhibitors and staff. Industry news will be presented along with photos from the event floor. Website content will be continuously updated, and daily emails recapping the day will be sent to subscribers of the free FenderBender Live newsletter. Industry professionals are invited to visit fenderbenderlive.com to subscribe.

“PPG’s sponsorship is welcomed and genuinely appreciated,” said Jake Weyer, editor of FenderBender magazine. “This is the fourth year PPG has worked with us, and the support we receive from one of the most respected companies in the collision industry ensures that FenderBender Live will continue to provide the best content from these important events.”

FenderBender magazine is the nation’s leading collision repair magazine, serving approximately 45,000 collision repair professionals across the country with its monthly award-winning print publication. Through print and online offerings, FenderBender provides readers with strategies and inspiration for collision repair success. Visit fenderbender.com for more information.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – September 30, 2014 – PPG has now converted more than 10,000 collision centers in the United States and Canada to its waterborne systems, with the majority of these conversions taking place in National Rule areas rather than in low-VOC compliant regions. The announcement was made by PPG waterborne segment manager Tim Jones.   
 
According to Jones, more than 10,000 collision centers in North America are now using PPG waterborne products, with more than 50 percent of these shops in National Rule markets. This means most PPG customers choose to use waterborne products and systems even though they are not required to do so to meet low-VOC regulations. They do so voluntarily because they want to improve their productivity. 
 
“Waterborne is not just a compliance solution anymore,” said Jones. “More than 10,000 PPG customers in the U.S. and Canada see the value in superior color matching, excellent throughput and performance, consistent color mixes and other key qualities that our waterborne products provide. PPG has a long-standing commitment to the collision repair industry to deliver high-quality and time-saving products. ENVIROBASE® High Performance and AQUABASE® Plus products are easier to blend and apply; our customers appreciate this and see a real difference in their shops’ productivity.”
 
Jones attributes the success of PPG’s waterborne products to several factors including a highly effective and easy “Convert with Confidence” transition process and the service and support customers receive from PPG and its best-in-class distributor partners. “Collision centers are converting to PPG’s waterborne with great results,” he said. “Shops are finding the actual conversion to waterborne is simple. They’re also finding that we support them and view their productivity as a measure of our mutual success.”
 
Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus products are now in their third generation. PPG introduced its waterborne technology to the international OEM market in 1986 and brought the world's first commercialized refinish waterborne basecoat to market in1992. Since then PPG has added new primers and clearcoats to the two brands and will, according to Jones, continue to expand the product lines’ offerings.

For more information about PPG and Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus waterborne products call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: Bringing innovation to the surface.™
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG logo, Envirobase and Aquabase are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – October 1, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish has created new global branding for its popular ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne product line.
 
Updated product packaging for the leading PPG brand now sports a completely refreshed look that includes a redesigned paint system logo and new colorful label designs for its waterborne toners and its integrated undercoats and clearcoats. According to PPG, the branding initiative is intended to better reflect the premium quality of the Envirobase High Performance paint line and the brand’s international leadership in waterborne refinish systems. 
 
“With the brand’s broad market acceptance around the world, we thought it was time to give Envirobase High Performance a fresh look that would reinforce its foremost position in the industry,” said John Outcalt, vice president, global automotive refinish. “It is important to note that while the branding and packaging for Envirobase High Performance are new, we haven’t made any changes to the technology of the system. Our customers can expect the same premium PPG performance they are accustomed to.”
 
Outcalt adds that the new packaging replaces the familiar “water drop” image seen on the brand labels with a modern, molecular-shaped graphic design. The structured, dynamic graphic emphasizes innovation, color and technology—hallmarks of the brand, and a reminder that PPG is the global leader in coatings. The new logo incorporates the well-known PPG blue emblem alongside the Envirobase High Performance name, ensuring better and faster recognition of the brand and the strength of the company behind it. 
 
Due to differences in implementation timelines, Canada’s later adoption of GHS affects some product labeling. The water drop branding with WHMIS labeling will continue for the waterborne toners.  The batch production process of inventory will remain separate until Canadian legislators accept the GHS labeling system. There will be a rolling change with the new look on the waterborne line’s undercoats and clearcoats.
 
To learn more about Envirobase High Performance products, call (800) 647-6050.
 
PPG: Bringing innovation to the surface.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG logo and Envirobase are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON –– October 2, 2014 – The PPG Automotive Refinish SHOP-LINE® brand has added JC7100 European Multi-Panel Clearcoat to its product line. The new 2.1 VOC clearcoat—designed for large repairs—has been developed specifically to provide cost-conscious collision centers with the ability to efficiently deliver an impressive gloss finish.
 
“This is another example of Shop-Line products that deliver exactly what repair centers want—in this case, an economically priced, quality 2.1 VOC clearcoat perfect for multi-panel work,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG segment manager, solvent-borne brands. “We’ve made JC7100 easy to use and suitable for large jobs or where a deep gloss finish is desired. It’s an ideal example of the Shop-Line brand’s commitment to provide products that balance performance and price.”
 
Boros also points out that JC7100 features a 2:1 mix ratio and is compatible with two Shop-Line hardeners to make it easily adjustable to working conditions and job size. Further, its 2.1 VOC addresses the requirements of regulated U.S. regions as well as Canada.
 
The Shop-Line brand offers everything that’s required to perform efficient, quality and economical refinish repairs.
 
To learn more about Shop-Line JC7100 European Multi-Panel Clearcoat and other Shop-Line products, call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
 
The PPG logo and Shop-Line are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON –– October 7, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish has enhanced its OMNI™ LV product line with the introduction of MC2910 EUROPLUS™ Multi-Panel Clearcoat. MC2910 is a 2.1 VOC clearcoat ideally suited for multiple panels and large repairs and has been engineered to economically provide an exceptional gloss finish.

“MC2910 is a perfect complement to the OMNI LV line,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG segment manager, solvent-borne brands. “OMNI LV products are designed to yield outstanding results while keeping an eye on costs, and MC2910 fits right in—it’s an easy-to-use compliant clear that’s a smart choice for shops that want turn out quality finishes efficiently. And as a 2.1 VOC clearcoat, MC2910 meets current requirements in key regulated North American markets.”

The new clearcoat features a simple 2:1 mix ratio and is easy to apply. Boros adds that MC2910 can be used with either of two OMNI LV hardeners—MH2918 and MH2919 High Temp—allowing it to adjust to job size and working conditions.
 
The PPG OMNI refinish system offers a comprehensive range of products from pretreatments to topcoats that deliver high-quality results.
 
To learn more about OMNI MC2910 EuroPlus Multi-Panel Clearcoat and other OMNI products, call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
 
The PPG logo is a registered trademark and OMNI, Bringing innovation to the surface and EuroPlus are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Photo of JC830 2.1 VOC Production Clear and related productsMississauga, Ontario – October 21, 2014 – PPG Automotive Refinish has augmented its Shop-Line brand with the addition of JC830 Production Clear, a 2.1 VOC clearcoat developed for value-minded collision centers for use on spot and panel repairs. Shop-Line JC830 features a simple 4:1 mix ratio for easy spraying and speedy cycle times that include a fast, low-bake option and the capability to air-dry and buff quickly.

“The Shop-Line brand lineup offers everything a shop requires to perform high-quality yet economical refinish work, and JC830 fits right in to that lineup,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG segment manager, solvent-borne brands. “This is a very efficient performance-focused clearcoat. For shops that want to increase productivity while keeping costs under control, JC830 production clear is the smart answer. We expect shop owners and their customers to be very satisfied with what this clear can do.”

Boros added that the new clearcoat is easy to use and extremely versatile—compatible with any of three available PPG hardeners allowing it to adapt to a variety of working conditions and jobs. As a compliant 2.1 VOC clearcoat, JC830 is suitable for use by customers throughout the regulated regions of North America.

To learn more about Shop-Line JC830 and other Shop-Line products, call (800) 647-6050 

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG logo and Shop-Line are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON ––  October 21, 2014
PPG Commercial Coatings held its semiannual Commercial Truck Shop Conference Sept. 21-23 in conjunction with the 2014 fall PPG MVP Business Solutions Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn. The three-day conference was structured to help body shop owners and managers improve business performance by learning best practices, networking with peers and gaining valuable insights from industry insiders including parts suppliers and insurers.
 
Attendance at the conference is open to owners and managers of heavy-duty commercial truck shops in the U.S. and Canada using PPG Commercial Coatings. This includes dealerships, independent shops, multi-shop operations and national fleets.
 
The conference comprised keynote speakers Peter Sheahan, Ross Shaffer, and Ross Bernstein along with breakout sessions by PPG Commercial Coatings color experts and representatives from Nationwide Insurance and 4 State Trucks. The speakers touched on critical industry topics. Sheahan, a leading innovative business thinker, presented “Flip: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity.” Business turnaround specialist Shaffer’s topic was “The Future of Growth Is to Be a Peripheral Visionary.” Award-winning peak-performance motivational business speaker Bernstein discussed “The Champion’s Code” and the importance of following a moral compass in order to achieve success.
 
“This is an extremely important conference for our truck group customers,” said John Lewis, manager of programs and services for PPG Commercial Coatings. “Most of the people who attended have participated in PPG MVP training and events and are eager to learn more about ways to improve the bottom line of their business. This conference gives them the opportunity to network and listen to what industry leaders and visionaries have to offer. We offer them the tools—the techniques and knowledge—to increase their chances for success. This conference is an important part of PPG’s commitment to supporting our customers.”
 
The next conference is scheduled for April 26-28 in Palm Springs, Calif. For more information and to register, please visit ppgmvp.com/Conferences/Welcome.aspx.
 
PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.
 
To learn more about the PPG Commercial Truck Shop Conference and PPG Commercial Coatings products and services, call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks, and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON –– October 22, 2014 –– A new 2.1 VOC production clearcoat, MC730, has been added to the PPG Automotive Refinish OMNI™ LV product line. Specifically engineered for panel and spot repairs, MC730 is an economically priced clearcoat designed for cost-conscious collision shops intent on boosting performance and efficiency.
 
MC730 uses a simple 4:1 mix ratio to facilitate easy spraying. It also features fast cycle times that include a short, low-bake option and the capacity to air-dry and buff quickly. This new production clear can be used with any of three available hardeners to adjust to job size and working conditions allowing for exceptional flexibility.
 
“We’re very happy we can offer this outstanding clearcoat to our value-focused customers,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG segment manager, solvent-borne brands. “PPG understands that costs can be an issue at times. That’s why we’ve developed MC730 to be a compliant, user-friendly 2.1 VOC production clear that reins in those costs while helping deliver the high levels of quality and productivity customers want and expect from PPG.” 
 
The PPG OMNI refinish system offers a complete range of coatings from pretreatments to topcoats. 
 
To learn more about OMNI LV MC730 and other OMNI brand products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – October 23, 2014 - PPG Automotive Refinish has added a new 2.1 VOC production clearcoat, P390-4006, to its NEXA AUTOCOLOR® brand  VALUE-PRO™ refinish system. The new, economically priced clearcoat is designed for use on panel and spot repairs by value-focused collision centers that want to increase performance and productivity.
 
“P390-4006 Production Clear is a great complement to the Value-Pro lineup and reflects the brand’s emphasis on quality and efficiency,” said Deb Nucciarone, product and marketing manager, PPG Canada, Inc. “This is a compliant, user-friendly 2.1 VOC clear that delivers exceptional results while keeping costs in check. We believe Nexa Autocolor customers will appreciate the ease of working with P390-4006 and the benefits it provides.”  
 
The Value-Pro mixing system offers a range of economical refinish coatings using proven PPG technologies to meet the demands of cost-conscious refinishers. According to Nucciarone, P390-4006 features a simple 4:1 mix ratio for easy spraying. In addition, it offers fast cycle times that include a short, low-bake option and the ability to air-dry and buff quickly for impressive throughput. The new production clear also offers excellent versatility. It can be used with any of three available hardeners to adjust to job size and working conditions.
 
To learn more about P390-4006 Production Clearcoat and other Value-Pro products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
 
The PPG logo and Nexa Autocolor are  registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface and Value-Pro are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – October 23, 2014 – There will be plenty to take in at the PPG Automotive Refinish booth at this year’s SEMA Show, Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG’s booth, 24501, will be filled with stunning cars and motorcycles showing off the latest, most vibrant designs and paint schemes in the custom build world. PPG will also be presenting work from some of the industry’s most talented designers and painters including several from PPG. Adding to the excitement, PPG has arranged for an all-star cast of painters and racing world celebrities to greet booth visitors, sign autographs and talk about their work.

PPG will present remarkable cars, bikes and a boat, including:

  • A 1942 Willys Gasser built by Ron Cambra of Cambra Speed Shop, Orange, Calif. The all-steel body is finished in varying tones of copper pearls and transparent toners sprayed over a black base using the ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne system. PPG master painter Paul Stoll applied his talents to the project.
  • Josh Bourassa’s “Predasaurus,” a monster of a motorcycle that lives up to its name. An enthusiast’s dream project, it’s finished in radiant green tones accomplished with the PPG DELTRON® system. Bourassa built the bike at his shop, True Kustom, in Englewood, Colo. Bourassa is also presenting other examples of his work.
  • Bobby Alloway’s 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe. Customized and painted at Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop in Louisville, Tenn., the sportster gleams with Alloway’s signature deep black finish achieved with PPG Deltron products.
  • A Harley-Davidson Road Glide painted by bike specialist Brian Horstmann of Sinthium, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz. The impressive PPG finish is a dark candy purple with silver metallic flake. The edgy graphics were airbrushed and pinstriped by Horstmann. He will also have some of his other work on display.
  • Roger and Chantel Welch’s boat—yes, a boat. The sleek 18-foot Sanger Picklefork Ski Hydro is painted, appropriately enough, with the Envirobase High Performance waterborne system and sports a finish of yellow, white, red, orange and black candy and pearl colors. The work was done by Krazy Kolors By Billy B, Upland, Calif. The boat has appeared at nine car shows and cruised away with a few awards.

These PPG artists will have their work on display:

Jim Kvatek Jeff Matauch
Frank Ramos Mark Ridgely
Jeremy Seanor John Snyder
Chris Springer Paul Stoll

. . . as will notables from the wild and colorful custom car world:

Charles Armstrong Randy Borcherding
JoAnn Bortles Theresa Contreras
Fran Drummond Pete “Hot Dog” Finland
Daniel Galvez Steve Hale
Art Himsl Darryl Hollenbeck
Tom Houdach Ryan Korek
Mitch Lanzini Chris MacMahan
Marcos Garcia Cam Miller
Kyle Morley Artie Schilling
Chris Rowe Shannon MacDonald
Bill Steele Joshua Wells

Elite painters Charley Hutton, Bobby Alloway, Kenny Youngblood and Tom and Mitch Kelly will be on hand along with Indy driver Juan Pablo Montoya and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, both from Penske Racing, and drivers from John Force Racing, drag racing’s premier team. An appearance schedule is available from PPG.

As always, PPG representatives will be on hand to answer questions about PPG products and how to use them for best results.

It all adds up to give show visitors great reasons to come to—and linger—at the PPG display. All SEMA Show visitors are invited to PPG booth 24501 to look, talk and enjoy.


MISSISSAUGA, ONOctober 28, 2014 - PPG Automotive Refinish will make its colorful presence felt at the annual SEMA Show set for Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As in past years, there will plenty of action around booth 24501 as PPG displays an array of brilliantly painted cars, bikes and even a boat—all reflecting today’s hottest trends in paint designs and finishes.

PPG has invited the people responsible for those spectacular paint jobs—some of the custom car world’s most renowned artists—to meet and greet booth visitors. The elite group includes Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio), Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters) and Kenny Youngblood (Youngblood Art). They’ll be ready to talk about their work, sign autographs and tell how and why they prefer PPG products to achieve their stunning designs.

But that’s not all. Also appearing will be some of the fastest movers and shakers in the auto world: NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski and Indy driver Juan Pablo Montoya, both from Penske Racing, and drivers from the drag racing dynasty, John Force Racing, will be on hand to talk about their adventures on America’s racetracks.

Check the schedule below for celebrity appearances.

Tuesday, Nov. 4  
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Charley Hutton  
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Kenny Youngblood  
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly   
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. John Force Racing team  
   
Wednesday, Nov. 5    
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Bobby Alloway  
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Charley Hutton  
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Kenny Youngblood  
     
Thursday, Nov. 6    
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Bobby Alloway  
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Brad Keselowski  
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Juan Pablo Montoya  
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Kenny Youngblood  
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly  
     
Friday, Nov. 7    
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Charley Hutton  
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tom and Mitch Kelly  

 “We’re very excited to be here,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, manager, marketing communications, PPG Automotive Refinish. “This is a great show and a great time. The cars and bikes are just amazing. We invite all SEMA visitors to visit the PPG booth and enjoy the colors, the cars, the celebrities and the fun.” 

PPG will also be participating in collision industry education at the SEMA Show. PPG has been of the one of the highest level supporters of such education since the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) launched its Repairer Driven Education series in 2010. PPG and SCRS representatives will deliver need-to-know information at key sessions:  

Tuesday, Nov. 4  
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Learn to Earn: Opening the Door to Sustainable Profits”
Tony Adams and Kevin Wolfe, Leaders Way and PPG
Location: RDE6
   
Friday, Nov. 7  
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Got Brand? Building an Effective Brand Strategy”
Dominic Brusco, Audrey Nass, Bruce MacKenzie and PPG
Location: RDE14

Register at www.semashow.com/scrs for these sessions.

As always, PPG representatives will be on hand to answer questions about PPG products and how to use them for best results.

The annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show is regarded as the world’s foremost automotive specialty products event. It attracts the industry’s brightest and most creative minds, drawing exhibitors and visitors from around the world—more than 100,000 people from 100+ countries are expected to attend—and providing them with exciting displays, educational seminars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities and more. Attendance is open exclusively to members of the industry.

For more information about PPG at SEMA or to learn more about PPG Automotive Refinish products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – October 30, 2014 - PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced EC530 En-V™ Performance Clearcoat, an easy-to-use clearcoat with premium gloss retention over waterborne basecoat, which meets or exceeds regulatory requirements in all U.S. and Canadian regions. The new clearcoat is the latest addition to PPG’s industry-leading ENVIROBASE® High Performance refinish system.

“EC530 is a significant expansion of the Envirobase High Performance system,” said Tim Jones, PPG waterborne segment manager. “This is an excellent, compliant clearcoat for our waterborne basecoat. It’s easy to use and works quickly to help shops improve productivity and throughput. It also consistently provides the beautiful finish, gloss and appearance expected of PPG products. We believe these are features collision centers and their customers will find very attractive.”

According to Jones, EC530 uses a traditional two-coat application process. With four available reducers, it works across a wide spectrum of temperature and humidity conditions. The new clearcoat has a short bake cycle of 25 minutes or can air-dry in less than four hours. It requires no polishing; however, dirt nibs can be buffed immediately after cooldown.

The Envirobase High Performance refinish system features easy-to-use products for best-in-class color accuracy and durability as well as improved productivity. The system now includes an array of primers and clears developed specifically to work with its waterborne basecoat to create a completely integrated paint system.

The Envirobase High Performance brand now displays refreshed packaging and a new marketing tagline, “Engineered for Excellence,” that makes a clear statement about the development of the products and the performance qualities customers can expect.
To learn more about EC530 En-V Performance Clearcoat and other Envirobase High Performance products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – October 30, 2014 – PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced DELFLEET® Evolution F4935, F4936 and F4937 HS Epoxy Primers, a new series of high-solids, 2.1 VOC primers with performance features that include excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance over many different substrates.

The new epoxy primers are identified as F4935 white, F4936 gray and F4937 black and are combined with Delfleet Evolution F4938 HS Epoxy Primer Hardener in a simple 1:1 mix ratio. With a VOC level of 2.1 lbs./gal., the primers meet current requirements in key regulated (compliant) U.S. markets as well as Canada.

“These are extremely versatile epoxy primers that should be very attractive to the builder market,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG brand manager, fleet segments. “We expect customers to be pleased with how well these primers perform, particularly since they can be applied over a wide range of commercial surfaces including steel, galvaneal, galvanized, stainless steel, aluminum, fiber glass and OEM finishes.”

Wirth adds that the new primers offer good vertical hang and film build properties with application versatility. They can be topcoated directly as primer sealers or, with additional coats, easily sanded as primer surfacers increasing productivity and reducing process steps. Since the primers are available in white, gray and black, they can be used with a broad range of colors as well.
 
PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.
 
To learn more about Delfleet Evolution F4935, F4936 and F4937 HS Epoxy Primers and other PPG Commercial Coatings products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.


The PPG Commercial Coatings System Selector is designed to provide general guidance on selecting the proper Commercial Coatings systems for 15 market segments and six common industry substrates. Market segments include agriculture, bus, body builder, blasted substrate, chassis/running gear, concrete, construction, ground support equipment, fire and emergency, fuel tanker, industrial parts and equipment, oil and gas field equipment, trailer, truck refurbishment, and truck collision. Substrates include aluminum, cold rolled steel, galvaneal, galvanized, hot rolled steel and stainless steel. The selector includes systems from the DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings, and AMERCOAT® brands.

PPG Commercial Coatings System Selector


Now available to order, this eye catching poster features a 1967 Chevy Nova Mod with a paint job by Charley Hutton's Color Studio using ENVIROBASE® High Performance and a build by Miranda Built.

This poster is a great addition to your collection, shop, or as a gift to a car enthusiast!

Part Number: EHPPOSCH4

Contact the PPG Customer Service Team to order.


Cristina Fronzaglia-MurrayMississauga, ON - December 5, 2014 - Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, manager of marketing communications for PPG’s automotive refinish business in the U.S. and Canada, was honored with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Businesswomen's Network Athena Champion Award at the recent 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The Athena Champion Award recognizes an individual or company for outstanding lifetime contributions, dedication, and support of women in the specialty equipment industry. Winning the award is regarded as a major industry honor. According to SEMA, candidates for the award must have spent significant time working in the specialty equipment industry and “shown evidence of their support to the fulfillment, quality and advancement of women working in the industry.” In addition, they must have contributed “wisdom, encouragement and willingness” to help others as a foundation for women’s growth in the industry.

“It was an honor to receive this award,” said Fronzaglia-Murray. “At PPG I've been afforded the opportunity and challenged to do my best in the specialty equipment industry. We're all here to make a difference, and I have committed myself to pushing for more diversity and more women in the industry. Being recognized for that was truly a surprise, and a gratifying one at that.”

Fronzaglia-Murray further expressed her hope that support for women in the industry will continue to grow among men and women. “I hope to see a time when there’s not just an individual woman being honored but someone who is making a positive difference, period.”

The mission of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network is to provide networking, education and recognition opportunities in the specialty equipment industry that will enhance the careers of professional women and positively affect the growth of the automotive aftermarket.

This is not the first time Fronzaglia-Murray has been singled out for her achievements. In 2011 she was recognized by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association as its Woman of the Year for her work in the custom car industry. She serves on the PPG Refinish Diversity Committee, is a firm supporter of the WIN (Women’s Information Network) organization and the SEMA Women's Business Network, and sits on the board of Girls With Sole, a nonprofit charity that addresses abuse and builds self-esteem among pre-teen and teenage girls through sports and fitness.

Fronzaglia-Murray began her career at PPG in 1993 as a sales trainee after graduating from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a major in marketing and business administration. She has since held sales and national account management positions at PPG. She has also helped launch a number of key PPG initiatives including the Commercial Coatings Warranty Program, the ADJUSTRITE® Commercial Estimating System, the DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® refinish system and the redesign of the PPG Automotive Refinish website. She was named PPG Automotive Refinish communications manager in 2005, and since then PPG Automotive Refinish has been recognized for a number of advertising and marketing programs. Most visible is Fronzaglia-Murray’s annual presence at the SEMA show. Each year she and her team dazzle show attendees with a PPG booth filled with exciting and colorful displays, celebrities and product debuts. The perennial question has become, What will we do to top last year?—a challenge Fronzaglia-Murray relishes.


The 2014 Limited Edition VIBRANCE COLLECTION® Metal Sign is now available. This year's sign features a very awesome and colorful car that will make a great addition to your collection. Supplies are limited, so you better get yours fast!

Contact the PPG Customer Service Team to order yours today.

Net Distributor Price: $38.50 each
Part No. VBMETSGN14


James Hetfield, Lead Singer of Metallica, is the proud owner of The Black Pearl painted by Darryl Hollenbeck.  Winner of the Goodguys 2014 Custom Car of the Year,  The Black Pearl features a luscious deep black offering a perfect contrast to the brushed brass trim.  For more information about this build click here.

Get this awesome poster today by emailing your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name
Contact Name
Address
City, Province & Postal Code
Phone Number
Part # ARPOSBP
Quantity Requested


Paul Gage, Director of the I-CAR Collision Repair Program at FTCC
Paul Gage, director of the I-CAR Collision
Repair program at FTCC, in front of the new
collision center

Mississauga, ON – January 27, 2015 – PPG Automotive Refinish has been heavily involved in a ground-breaking associate degree program in collision repair and refinishing technology at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) in Fayetteville, N.C. On Feb. 4, PPG, along with other collision industry leaders, will celebrate the dedication of a new, state-of-the-art, 25,000-square-foot collision center that houses the program on the FTCC campus.

The first of its kind in the nation, the FTCC program is a direct response to the critical shortage of qualified collision repair technicians. Auto manufacturers are using highly advanced technology in their operations, and the collision industry has not been able to keep up with the demand for technicians. It is estimated that more than 180,000 repair-related positions will need to be filled in the next few years. The FTCC program has been designed to help fill the gap.

The new collision center and the program represent a shift, fully supported by PPG, that brings the repair industry in line with the innovative processes, advanced materials and sophisticated computer engineering automotive manufacturers are using. Students are instructed by repair industry professionals and work in a real-world environment with newer cars and new equipment not yet found in many collision centers in North America. This includes PPG’s waterborne systems and spray equipment.

FTCC’s two-year program offers training in a number of collision repair disciplines. The first class began in August 2014. A new group of students starts a two-year career path every eight weeks. Students may follow one of three tracks: estimator, nonstructural technician or refinish technician. Course offerings include nonstructural cosmetic repairs, aluminum and steel welding techniques, and cutting-edge refinish processes along with repair estimating, shop operations, insurance procedures and advanced computer applications. The last step of the program comprises a hands-on final exam sequence in the new collision center administered by professional collision repair managers. Students have ongoing opportunities to interact with industry leaders. Those completing the program will earn an associate degree in applied science as well as more than a dozen I-CAR (Conference for Automotive Collision Repair), PPG and other industry certifications. Graduates will be job-ready with most already holding offers before the end of their training.

“This is a remarkably robust program and a genuine opportunity for students interested in a career in the collision repair industry,” said Bryan Robinson, PPG North American manager, national accounts. “We at PPG knew from the program’s inception how important it could be to the industry. We were happy to participate and provide our waterborne products because they’re a big part of the future of refinish work. The program’s going to benefit the entire industry and take the quality of work and service to a higher level. We’re very proud to be part of it.”

Located next to Fort Bragg, FTCC is an educational partner with the military facility and the 60,000 personnel on base. Veterans or National Guard members make up 60 percent of FTCC’s student body. These individuals will now have a new career avenue in their transition to civilian life.

To ensure that the program curriculum meets current and future industry requirements, FTCC has teamed up with national industry leaders including PPG, I-CAR, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education and others. Industry representatives help guide the program and keep it relevant.

To learn more about PPG training courses, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at ca.ppgrefinish.com. For more about Fayetteville Technical Community College and the associate degree program in collision repair and refinishing technology, go to www.faytechcc.edu.


Vibrance Collection® Undercoats FlyerThe VIBRANCE COLLECTION® Undercoats Flyer features two great primers developed especially for custom and restoration work, VP2050 DTM High Build Primer and VP2100 Polyester Primer.

This sales flyer is an excellent tool for explaining primer offerings on sales calls and customer visits, and is now available to order online through PPG Central (part VBPRIMEFY1) or you can download an electronic version.

Download the Vibrance Collection Undercoats Flyer


PPG Commercial Coatings will once again exhibit its advanced coating products at the upcoming National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) annual trade events. The NATM national convention and show is scheduled for Feb. 12-13 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The NTEA event, “The Work Truck Show,” will take place in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Convention Center March 4-6.

The NATM represents manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers as well as suppliers of products and services to those manufacturers. The organization was established to help improve trailer safety and performance and provide a voice for trailer manufacturers and their suppliers when issues of trailer safety and regulation arise. This will be the NATM’s 27th annual convention. The PPG booth, number 413, will present PPG’s latest coating technologies.

PPG became an NATM member in 1999. Since joining, PPG has worked closely with the organization and its members, helping them meet evolving manufacturing requirements with a variety of advanced PPG coating products that provide superior durability, efficiency and versatility. PPG initiated convention sponsorship in 2003.

PPG and NATM are co-sponsors of the Green Manufacturing Award. The annual prize honors the NATM member that has developed the top manufacturing solution or innovation that affects the environment in a positive way. The 2015 winner will be announced at the show.

As with the NATM, PPG has a strong relationship with the NTEA and its members. The NTEA show is considered the work truck industry’s most important annual event, an opportune time to learn about new products, technological developments and services as well as key issues facing the industry. The PPG NTEA display, booth 4374, will emphasize PPG’s ongoing product development and offerings for the trucking industry.

The NTEA represents approximately 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and major commercial truck chassis manufacturers are also members. The organization provides technical information and educational programs and services for members.

PPG Commercial Coatings representatives will be at both events to present a variety of products and applications.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

To learn more about PPG Commercial Coatings products, visit the PPG booths at the NATM and NTEA shows, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.

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For further information, please contact
Rosalie Tamburro
tamburro@ppg.com
905-855-4484

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Bringing innovation to the surface, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Feb. 16, 2015 - A Bobby Alloway-built car won the 2015 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award at the recent Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) held Jan. 23-25 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The striking 1933 roadster, owned by Larry Olson of Sioux Falls, S.D., was finished by Alloway and drew approval from the show judges and the crowd alike. The AMBR, an eight-foot tall trophy, is awarded annually and is regarded as the ultimate recognition of a roadster-style hot rod. It was Alloway’s second time winning the prestigious award; his first was in 2003. Alloway also won Best Rod of the GNRS this year with the '37 Chevrolet coupe that was in the top ten in the Builder's Challenge at SEMA this past November.

The GNRS started in 1950 and is the longest running indoor car show in the world. This year, eighteen competitors vied for the AMBR. Alloway’s award-winning entry featured his signature black finish embellished with contrasting blazing orange flames running nearly the entire length of the roadster’s body. Alloway uses PPG products exclusively, and this showpiece was no exception. He achieved the car’s outstanding look with PPG’s DELTRON® DBU 9700 Basecoat and DCU 2002 CONCEPT® Clearcoat.

Alloway, renowned as “the master of black” because his distinctive cars are almost always painted black, has been building ageless street rods since 1978. His shop, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop, in Louisville, Tenn., opened in 1991 and has consistently turned out a stream of award-winning vehicles. He is well known for cars that feature a commanding, aggressive look obtained through a combination of color, proportion, stance and pure power.

Along with winning the AMBR and Best Rod honors, Alloway was inducted into the GNRS Roadster Hall of Fame during the show. The Hall of Fame was established in1960 to elect “outstanding pioneers in the creative car building sport.” Alloway’s entry into the respected body was based on his illustrious career, building remarkable cars that have received significant awards. In addition to his two AMBRs, his cars have won the Goodguys’ Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year, the highly-prized Ridler trophy and others. He has also been welcomed into the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame and honored as Detroit Autorama Builder of the Year.

Other first-class builders that were big winners at the show included Randy Borchering of Painthouse in Cypress, Texas, and Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design, Salt Lake City, Utah. Borchering’s two-toned 1947 Hudson painted in his custom Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and Green Acres Pearl took First in Class, Outstanding Paint, and Outstanding Display accolades. “Winning these awards was awesome,” said Borchering. “This is the Olympics of car shows, and you’re up against top competition. Winning here is extremely gratifying.”

Borchering used Deltron DP90LV Epoxy Primer, VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2100 Polyester Primer, Deltron Basecoat and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM™ D8152 Clearcoat to reap the honors. Borchering has been using PPG products for 25 years. Painthouse has been building custom cars for almost 10 years and has a reputation for its outstanding paint jobs.

Dave Kindig scored with a 1934 Dodge and a 1950 Phantom Fleetside. The Dodge took home First in Class, Outstanding Paint, Outstanding Interior and Outstanding Display awards. The car is painted a custom PPG mix called Dark Desert Sage, which was created using ENVIROBASE® High Performance Basecoat and Global Refinish System D8188 Clearcoat. The Phantom Fleetside won the 2015 Al Slonaker Award for the most innovative vehicle at the show. It’s finished in a white-over-red paint scheme using Envirobase High Performance Basecoat and Global Refinish System D8188 Clearcoat. Both builds are fine examples of the high-level work Kindig-It Design regularly turns out.

“From solvent to water, our customers make our paint shine,” said John Parran, marketing director, PPG Automotive Refinish. “We’re proud of our products, but we’re even more impressed by what our customers can do with them. We congratulate these winners on jobs well done and look forward to what they dream up next.”

To learn more about PPG Automotive Refinish products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Deltron, Concept, Vibrance Collection and Envirobase are registered trademarks, and Global Refinish System and Bringing innovation to the surface are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Feb. 12, 2015 - PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced DELFLEET® Evolution F3259 HS Basecoat Hardener, an ideal match for use with the brand’s FBCH premium basecoat.

F3259 Basecoat Hardener has been specially designed to enhance the overall application and appearance of the Delfleet Evolution FBCH basecoat. FBCH is a fast-drying basecoat that, when clearcoated, provides the ultimate durability and look favored by fleet refinishers. By mixing F3259 in a 3:1:1 ratio with the basecoat and appropriate F344X dry additive, overall application performance and finish appearance is improved, particularly when applying transparent colors.

“We’re very proud to introduce F3259 Basecoat Hardener as a key component of the Delfleet Evolution line,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG brand manager, fleet segments. “We’re constantly working to offer products that respond to our customers’ requirements, and F3259 comes directly out of that effort. With F3259, refinish techs can expect a speedier, easier application process that we believe will produce highly favorable results. Customers who use F3259 will quickly appreciate its qualities.”
According to Wirth, F3259 improves flow and leveling as well as overspray absorption.
The new hardener also delivers faster out-of-dust times, tape times and cure. In addition, its quick drying capabilities improve overall cycle times and productivity.
 
PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.
 
To learn more about Delfleet Evolution F3259 HS Basecoat Hardener and other PPG Commercial Coatings products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. 


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — February 23, 2015 – PPG Automotive Refinish has announced its distributor training course schedule for 2015. The courses make up a wide-ranging curriculum designed to provide PPG distributors with the comprehensive training and guidance necessary to maintain a profitable and dynamic enterprise.

The training is intended for owners, managers, sales personnel and other employees involved in operating a PPG distributorship. The curriculum offers classes in key areas including general operations, finance, commercial business development and management, conflict resolution, selling skills and more.
 
“At PPG, we make distributor success a top priority,” said Bob Wenzinger, PPG distributor programs director. “We support our customers with great products, but we also provide the training and tools needed to build and sustain an efficient and prosperous business. Today’s marketplace is extremely competitive, and what we offer can have a positive impact on every part of a distributor's operations. We know our training works because we see PPG distributors at all levels learning and improving from our courses.”

Courses are scheduled from February to November and will be held in PPG Business Development Centers across the United States and Canada. PPG leadership and prominent automotive refinish industry consultants serve as instructors. The complete 2015 training schedule may be seen at http://ca.ppgrefinish.com/PPG-Refinish/Training/Training-Courses.

To learn more about PPG distributor training classes, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.


 


Mississauga, ON – March 17, 2015 - PPG Automotive Refinish has announced that several of its popular products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, long regarded as a trusted symbol of quality. The product lines receiving the Seal include ENVIROBASE® High Performance, AQUABASE® Plus, and DELTRON®.

The Good Housekeeping Seal is issued by Good Housekeeping magazine and granted to products that have been evaluated by the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI). The Seal has been reassuring consumers about their product-purchasing decisions for more than 100 years and is one of the most recognized and respected consumer symbols in the market today. In keeping with the rigid qualifying process, the PPG products were assessed before earning the Seal by GHI scientists and engineers to ensure they deliver on all claims made in advertising, packaging and other informational materials. If a product does not perform as promised or does not meet established standards for quality, it does not earn the Seal.

"It’s quite an honor for our products to receive the Good Housekeeping Seal,” said Greg Benckart, vice president, Americas, PPG Automotive Refinish. “We work hard to provide our customers with high quality products, and to have those products backed by the Seal acknowledges the success of our efforts. We take great pride in being granted the Good Housekeeping Seal.”

Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus advanced waterborne basecoats are popular throughout the United States and Canada as collision centers shift to low-VOC products. Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus are easy to mix and apply, offer consistent and excellent color match, allow easy blending with superb results and help shops optimize productivity and efficiency. More than 10,000 collision centers across North America use Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus.

The Deltron system is recognized as the best-selling refinish system in North America and offers a track record of color excellence and process efficiency. The system provides a full range of easy-to-use products and solutions that cover every conceivable need from start to finish.

PPG collision centers using Envirobase High Performance, Aquabase Plus, or Deltron will display the Good Housekeeping Seal in their shops and promotional materials.

To learn more about Envirobase High Performance, Aquabase Plus, Deltron, and other PPG products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com. For more about the Good Housekeeping Seal visit www.goodhousekeeping.com.

 


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - March 17, 2015 - PPG Commercial Coatings and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) have named Load Trail,a Sumner, Texas-based manufacturer of custom-built trailers, as the recipient of the 2015 Green Manufacturing Award. The award presentation took place Feb. 13 at the NATM’s 27th annual convention and trade show in New Orleans. Corney Thiessen, Load Trail CEO, accepted the award.

The Green Manufacturing Award recognizes the NATM member with the year’s best solution or innovation that positively affects the environment. Award contenders are judged on case studies that demonstrate improved, ecologically conscious performance in their operations. Companies must provide documentation of the green initiatives or improvements they have implemented. Load Trail made its case for the award in the area of pretreatment chemistry.

Established in 1996 in a 38,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, Load Trail has grown to encompass more than 420,000 square feet, with manufacturing facilities that include 14 mechanized production lines and a fully equipped fabrication shop. The company’s vision is to become the premier trailer manufacturer in North America. Recognizing the environmental responsibility such an objective requires, Load Trail evaluated options in pretreatment chemistry prior to powder coating that would achieve:

  • Overall environmentally friendly chemistry
  • Enhanced adhesion and corrosion protection
  • Reduction in chemical heat requirements
  • Reduction in water consumption

After extensive testing with its powder supplier, the company changed its pretreatment chemistry from iron phosphate to an advanced, nonregulated zirconium pretreatment specifically formulated for Load Trail and named “Load Trail Green Z.” The modification resulted in:

  • A safer work environment for pretreatment employees;
  • A chemistry health rating of one (improved from two);
  • Increased corrosion protection;
  • Reduction of chemical concentration from ~3-4% to 0.5%;
  • Reduced water requirements—zirconium pretreatment at the use concentration of 0.5% requires no post-rinse
  • Marked reduction in propane use, with chemical heat requirement reduced from 150f to 80-90f.

The Green Manufacturing Award includes a cash gift that the winner may direct to a charitable organization of its choice. Load Trail selected Roots & Wings International Ministries, a nonprofit group based in Honey Grove, Texas. Roots & Wings works with impoverished families in Mazatlán, Mexico, to provide a safe and nurturing setting for children who have no one to care for them while their parents are at work.

According to Ron Yarnell, PPG OEM sales manager, the Green Manufacturing Award was established to encourage NATM members to initiate environmentally responsible programs. “We at PPG are firm advocates of environmental protection. As the founding sponsor of the Green Manufacturing Award, we teamed with the NATM as part of our dedication to ecological accountability and to promote green improvements in the activities of our members. PPG’s financial support reflects this commitment to improving the environment.”

Yarnell added that the Green Manufacturing Award is growing in visibility and is establishing itself as the premier charitable event in the trailer industry. Trailer-related companies interested in co-sponsoring the award should contact the NATM.

The NATM represents manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers as well as a wide range of suppliers to the industry. The organization promotes universal recognition of safety and quality in trailer manufacturing to the trailer industry and the general public. NATM works to improve the trailer industry through the promotion of compliance with its Guidelines and other initiatives. The association has more than 800 member companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.

PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential, and Amercoat are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

 


Mississauga, ON - Apri 1, 2015 - PPG Automotive Refinish held an automotive custom restoration seminar at the company’s Wixom, Mich., Business Development Center March 9–11. The three-day event, part of a series of PPG custom training classes, provided instruction in PPG processes and products for successfully prepping and painting automotive restoration projects.

Event registration drew professional custom builders, hobbyists and vocational technology students from across the country. Several notable custom car world celebrities also attended. These included Charley Hutton of Charley Hutton's Color Studio, Nampa, Idaho; Randy Borcherding of Painthouse, Cypress, Texas; Ryan Korek of Korek Designs, New Berlin, Pa., and the paint team from Detroit Speed, Inc., Mooresville, N.C.

“This was a great experience for everyone,” said Jeff Matauch, Business Development Center manager. “Everybody wanted to hear about the latest PPG painting techniques and products. Even the most accomplished painters like Hutton and Borcherding were eager to learn from us—and from each other. We know there’s demand for custom restoration, and we hope to develop more of these seminars in the near future.”

Instruction over the three days covered surface preparation and undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats. While many of PPG’s refinish products were discussed, the workshop focused on the popular VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes and its many colors, micas, pigments and special effects that give painters exceptional latitude in creating dramatic paint schemes. To ensure their versatility, Vibrance Collection offerings have been carefully crafted to work seamlessly with all PPG premium quality solvent and waterborne topcoat systems.

Seminar attendees received copies of PPG’s new Custom Restoration Guide. The guide presents details of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for custom builders and restorations. Randy Cremeans, PPG director of marketing, collision segment USCA, worked with industry experts such as Matauch, PPG master painter Paul Stoll, the Roadster Shop crew in Chicago and others to create a guide that would share with customers practical real-world insights into the restoration process. Regardless of what vehicle or vehicle substrate is being worked on, the Custom Restoration Guide outlines PPG's recommended process for successful surface prepping and painting. The guide documents the multiple procedures involved in custom restorations and addresses everything from stripping a substrate to color identification and the application of the paint. The Custom Restoration Guide is available online at the PPG website and may be viewed or downloaded free of charge. Anyone interested in vehicle restoration is invited to the site.

To learn more about PPG custom training classes, the Vibrance Collection and other PPG refinish products, call (800) 647-6050.


The new PPG Coloring Book features crazy cool designs from the well-known artist Tony Squindo. Squindo has done work for famous bands such as Metallica, The Ramones, The Misfits, Korn, Green Day and others. The new coloring book features a variety of cars, trucks and bikes from different years. Order yours today by emailing your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name
Contact Name
Address
City, Province & Postal Code
Phone number
Part # ARBKTS1
Quantity requested

Can't wait to get your copy? Download and print the bonus pages below.


OMNI® Window Counter Mats

Now available - New OMNI window counter mat.  What is unique about this counter mat is the inserts are interchangeable, so content can easily be updated.

Our recommended feature is the compliant mat insert which showcases OMNI compliant products, but keep in mind, you have the option of displaying flyers at your preference. 

Order yours today by contacting customer service at refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com


OBCOMTRMAT -- OMNI Window Counter Mat


OBMATINS1CE -- OMNI Compliant Mat Insert


 


 


Mississauga, ON – April 21, 2015 – Barbara Sawchuk has joined PPG Canada’s Automotive Refinish Division as business solutions manager for western Canada. The announcement was made by Norm Angrove, PPG Canada, collision business manager.

“Barbara will be a great asset to PPG and to our customers,” said Angrove. “She brings practical experience and extensive knowledge of the automotive and refinish industries. Her positive attitude, effective communication skills and team player approach will enhance her value in her new role of business solutions manager for our team.”

Sawchuk’s responsibility will be to work with PPG multi-shop consolidators, banner network customers and large-volume strategic customers to deliver value-added solutions and processes that will ensure continuous improvement in all areas of their business. She will cover PPG Canada’s western region of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and report directly to Angrove.  

“It’s very exciting to be part of this innovative and customer-focused company,” said Sawchuk. “PPG is the leader in the refinish industry, and I’m looking forward to helping customers maximize sales and overall profitability. Given the excellent products, service and support PPG provides, I believe our efforts will continue to be successful.”

Before joining PPG, Sawchuk was manager of estimating services for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), with responsibility for regional claim centers and out-of-province claims. She began her career in management with Flag Chevrolet in Vancouver. Sawchuk was also operational manager for the Collision Plus Network and regional operational manager for Kirmac Collision, both British Columbia-based MSOs. Sawchuk is an active participant in the Collision Repair Division of the ARA, where she has been on the board of directors and has served as vice chairperson.

For more information about PPG Canada’s Automotive Refinish products and services, call (800) 647-6050 or visit ca.ppgrefinish.com.



 


Customize the water repair process for your customer with a wall chart with PPG’s customizable wall chart for the ENVIROBASE® High Performance paint system. Available on the web, these customizable wall charts allow you to select the specific undercoats and clearcoats that are currently being used in your customers’ shops. You can even add the shop name to the wall chart!

Just log into ppgrefinish.com and select the “MY PPG” tab, navigate to the “CUSTOMER TOOLS” section, and click on the “Wall Charts” link. Select a language using the top right tab, then pick your brand as well as regulatory region, and you’re ready to build your wall chart! Once created you can either download and print it or download the art and take it to a printer to be printed poster size.


Customize the water repair process for your customer with a wall chart with PPG’s customizable wall chart for the AQUABASE® Plus paint system. Available on the web, these customizable wall charts allow you to select the specific undercoats and clearcoats that are currently being used in your customers’ shops. You can even add the shop name to the wall chart!

Just log into ppgrefinish.com and select the “MY PPG” tab, navigate to the “CUSTOMER TOOLS” section, and click on the “Wall Charts” link. Select a language using the top right tab, then pick your brand as well as regulatory region, and you’re ready to build your wall chart! Once created you can either download and print it or download the art and take it to a printer to be printed poster size.


Tune into the races and watch Penske and PPG race to victory. Do not miss these exciting race events in 2015 as we hit the winding tracks.

In the Verizon IndyCar Series, Team Penske is well positioned for another record-breaking season. The program will expand from a powerful three-car team in 2014 to a four-car program for the first time in the long and successful history of open-wheel competition.. After a strong return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2014, Juan Pablo Montoya expects to also compete for the series championship this season as he will race the No. 2 Verizon/Hawk Perfromance/PPG Dallara/Chevrolet. Joining the team this season is Simon Pagenaud. A consistent championship contender over the last several seasons, Pagenaud was the most sought-after free agent at the end of 2014 and he joins Team Penske in the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevy to complete a dynamic four-car team this season.




Too beautiful not to share! This new 20” x 30” AQUABASE® Plus poster, Advanced Technology, Accelerated Results, features futuristic art and vibrant colors which speaks to the advanced technology of our waterborne product line and unsurpassed color accuracy. Order yours today and share with your shops. 

To order, contact customer service at refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com.


Mississauga ON – June 15, 2015 – PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced F4921 Epoxy Primer to the DELFLEET® Evolution premium commercial paint system. F4921 is a 2.1 VOC gray primer that is compatable with Delfleet Evolution basecoats and single-stage topcoats and offers exceptional versatility. The new primer can be applied to a broad range of substrates including cold rolled steel, aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel, galvaneal, fiber glass and cured surfaces.

F4921 is also fast drying and can be topcoated as a primer sealer in as little as 30 minutes, making it a high-value choice for production-conscious collision centers. The primer also displays superior adhesion and corrosion resistance, which makes it an attractive choice for OEM manufacturers as well as repair shops. It can be applied over bare metal as a protective layer or as a sealer over existing finishes.

“F4921 is an outstanding addition to the Delfleet Evolution product lineup,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG brand manager, fleet segments. “Our customers have asked for a multipurpose high-quality primer, and we are very happy to respond with this advanced product. Its fast-drying characteristics will help speed cycle times and productivity in shops of all sizes. All in all, F4921 is a smart choice for PPG customers.”

Wirth adds that F4921’s low 2.1 VOC makes it compliant for all parts of the country and Canada. The primer is applied in a 3:1:1 mix ratio and lays down smoothly because of its thin film quality.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

For more information about F4921 Epoxy Primer and other PPG Commercial Coatings products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.

PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga ON – June 16, 2015 – PPG Commercial Coatings has added CFX744 CORROKLEEN 44 Rust Remover to its ONECHOICE® Commercial universal ancillary brand. The new addition is an environmentally friendly, low-impact citric acid gel cleaner that serves as an effective alternative to traditional grinding, sanding, media blasting or harsh chemical methods for the removal of rust and mill scale.

CorroKleen 44 is designed to be used full-strength on rusted or mill-scaled hot-rolled steel or rusted cold-rolled steel. It is free of phosphates, other strong acids and solvents. Its shear-thinning gel structure also allows easy application through airless spray, chemical-resistant brush and trigger hand sprayers, making it the appropriate choice for use on sensitive equipment or when blasting is not practical.

“By adding CorroKleen 44 to our OneChoice specialty products, PPG is offering applicators an efficient, smart and ecologically favorable alternative to expensive sanding and blasting methods of metal cleaning,” said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager, Commercial Coatings. “CorroKleen 44 provides significant, practical rust-removal advantages including a gel structure that hangs well on vertical surfaces; it can be applied to tight hard-to-reach areas and can deliver excellent performance on three-dimensional surfaces. This is a product PPG customers will want to consider and ultimately incorporate into their rust removal processes.”

According to Podlas, CorroKleen 44 is exceptional for the removal of rust, heat-treat stains and mill scale. In most cases, rust can be completely removed only two hours after application; mill scale may take slightly longer.

CorroKleen 44 is intended for numerous markets and uses including general metal rust removal, heavy-duty construction equipment, industrial machinery, valves, trailer frames, hot-rolled steel fabrications and equipment that can be sensitive to blast media.

PPG OneChoice Commercial paint products provide solutions for a wide variety of application requirements to support the diverse needs of multiple market segments. Products include wax and grease removers, pot life extenders and curing additives, spot repair blending solutions, and low-VOC cleaners and high-build additives.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE

PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential, OneChoice and Amercoat are registered trademarks and Bringing innovation to the surface and CorroKleen are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, ON – June 25, 2015 – PPG Canada’s Automotive Refinish division has teamed up with Montreal-based CosmosSync to provide PPG collision centers with an app designed to improve their data management and communications operations.  The announcement was made by Norm Angrove, Director Refinish Canada, PPG Canada, and David Richard, Business Mobile Solutions CEO. PPG has exclusive Canadian rights to the new app, CosmosSync CI, from Business Mobile Solutions Inc.
 
The CosmosSync app has been developed to heighten team communication and business efficiency in the collision industry. It offers a spectrum of features that automate Internet communication regarding workshop requests, facilitate repair documentation and directly transmit communications to the right people, in real time.  These functions help speed up the entire collision management process and boost revenues through reduced expenses and greater shop productivity. According to Richard, however, the app should not be regarded as a shop management system.
 
“CosmosSync is a simple, easy-to-use add-on that can optimize shop profits and increase savings in business operations,” Richard said. “This is a tool that will allow collision centers to work smarter and manage everything by eliminating much of the paperwork that slows things down. CosmosSync can compile data, take and annotate photographs, upload files to computers and so much more. Repair documentation accuracy will improve and errors decrease.”
 
Richard adds that CosmosSync provides comprehensive data management and close follow-up on actions and activities related to each customer file, moving the repair process forward in a timely manner. PPG’s Angrove shares that view.
 
“PPG customers will quickly appreciate how CosmosSync simplifies their day-to-day operations,” said Angrove. “By using CosmosSync, PPG collision centers will boost throughput by spending less time on paper-driven documentation. Instead of being mired in time-consuming procedures, collision centers can focus on the repair job itself. With CosmosSync, PPG customers will have a distinct advantage over competitive shops that still operate on dated systems.”
 
CosmosSync, patent-pending, operates through most mobile devices including iPhone®, Android™ and Blackberry® systems and is available in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian.
 
For more information about CosmosSync and PPG Canada’s Automotive Refinish products and services, call (800) 647-6050 or visit ca.ppgrefinish.com.
 


Mississauga, ON – July 6, 2015 – PPG has promoted Norm Angrove to the position of director, Automotive Refinish Canada. The announcement was made by William J. Shaw, PPG director, zone 3 and Canada. The appointment is effective immediately. In his new role, Angrove will have direct responsibility for PPG Canada product sales and distribution as well as management of office staff.

“PPG is pleased to appoint Norm Angrove to this critical position,” said Shaw. “Norm has more than 35 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. He understands Canadian market dynamics and has clearly displayed his capabilities in previous PPG positions as zone program manager, Ontario regional manager, senior manager—values programs and national business development manager. Norm’s extensive knowledge is a valuable asset for our company and our customers.”

For more information about PPG Canada’s Automotive Refinish products and services, call (800) 647-6050 or visit ca.ppgrefinish.com.


 


A low-gloss finish is different from other automotive paints. Unlike a standard high-gloss coating, damage to a low-gloss coating caused by scratches or aggressive cleaning cannot be polished or buffed out. Once an area becomes damaged or glossy, the original matte or low-gloss appearance cannot be restored. This care guide will help maintain your low-gloss finish. Click here to check it out today!

To order, simply email your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name
Contact Name Address
City, Province & Postal Code
Phone number
Part # ARMATTECRG
Quantity requested




Would you like to know the true difference between the ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat system and AXALTA™ CROMAX® Pro? PPG has just released a new direct head-to-head comparison video allowing you to witness how these premium waterborne systems perform under real repair conditions. We evaluated these two systems by looking at color selection, color match, mixing, application, blending ease, and overall quality of the repair. We also measured consumption of material and time taken to do the blend repair.

Watch this video and see for yourself just how the Envirobase High Performance system will improve your shop’s productivity while maintaining traditional, easy to use application techniques.


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In this product selection guide, you'll find everything needed to maximize results with the Envirobase High Performance paint system.

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Cromax is a registered trademark and Axalta is a trademark of Axalta Coating Systems, LLC.


Mississauga, ON – July 20, 2015  For the fifth consecutive year, PPG is the exclusive paint sponsor of FenderBenderLive.com, FenderBender magazine’s website for coverage of the NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) International Autobody Exposition & Conference. The 2015 event is being held July 21-25 in Detroit at Cobo Center. The first two days are dedicated to education and seminars with the Exposition portion beginning on July 23.

Since teaming with PPG and launching in 2011, FenderBenderLive.com has served as a one-stop source for comprehensive NACE show coverage. This year’s reporting begins July 22 and continues throughout the show. The site will feature interviews with industry professionals and exhibitors, photo galleries from the show floor and the latest event news.

“As long-time participants in major industry events, we are again pleased to have the opportunity to enhance show coverage with FenderBender Live,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director. “The NACE show is a premier collision industry event, and FenderBender Live serves as a critical channel that industry professionals can use to stay current with the business. And that’s something we’re eager to support.”

Website content will be continuously updated, and daily recaps will be emailed to subscribers of FenderBender’s free newsletter. Industry professionals are invited to visit www.fenderbenderlive.com to subscribe.

“If you can’t make it to NACE this year and want to stay informed about expo events—the collision group meetings, training sessions and other goings-on, FenderBender Live has it covered. We’ll bring the best of the show to you each day,” said Jake Weyer, editor of FenderBender. “PPG has a lot to do with this. The support we receive from one of the collision industry’s most respected companies ensures that FenderBender Live will continue to provide the best content from these important shows.”

FenderBender is the nation’s leading collision repair magazine, serving approximately 50,000 collision repair centers across the country, with its monthly award-winning print publication. Through print and online offerings, FenderBender provides readers with strategies and inspiration for collision repair success. Visit fenderbender.com for more information.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG Logo is a registered trademark, and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.




Mississaugua, ON - July 23, 2015 Add another major award to Bobby Alloway’s already impressive trophy case. An Alloway-built car won the 2015 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year award at the 18th annual PPG Goodguys Nationals held July 10-12 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. The car, a gleaming 1937 Chevy coupe owned by Chuck Rowe of Millington, Tenn., was a crowd magnet and featured Alloway’s signature deep black PPG finish and rakish stance. Celebrated as “the master of black,” Alloway almost always paints his custom builds black.

The Chevy was built at Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop where he uses PPG products exclusively. This masterpiece wore its DELTRON® DBU 9700 Basecoat and DCU 2002 CONCEPT® Clearcoat finish beautifully. It was Alloway’s third time winning the award; in 2001 he took the honors with a ’33 Ford and in 2012 with a ’32 Ford. But multiple wins don’t make the experience any easier.

“The whole thing is nerve-wracking,” said Alloway. “It’s an honor to win, but you’re competing with the top builders in the world, so you can’t relax or get overconfident. You do the best you can, make the car look great and hope the judges recognize your work. I’m thankful they did.”

Alloway has been building timeless street rods since 1978, and his shop in Louisville, Tenn., has consistently produced award-winning vehicles. He is well respected for cars that sport an aggressive presence obtained through a blend of color, proportion and pure power—in this case an all-aluminum McLaren Chevrolet Big Block V8.

In addition to the Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year awards, Alloway’s honors include the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year, America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Autorama Builder of the Year and the Don Ridler Memorial Award. Earlier this year, the Chevy was named Best Hot Rod at the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Calif. In recognition of his work, Alloway was inducted into the Grand National Roadster Hall of Fame this year and the Rod & Custom Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is one of the largest rod and custom associations, with nearly 70,000 members around the world. The association promotes and produces some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events including the annual Nationals show in Columbus, Ohio. The Goodguys Columbus Nationals is the organization’s biggest show of the year, with some of the top cars in the country competing for major awards. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at every national and many regional Goodguys events, displaying the hot colors, unique pigments, special-effect finishes and custom colors showcased in its Deltron products, VIBRANCE COLLECTION® and other brands.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.TM

PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries

The PPG logoDeltron, Concept and Vibrance Collection are a registered trademark, and Bringing Innovation to the Surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.



The OMNI® refinish system offers performance and value for the cost conscious repair shop, with a complete range of refinish products from pre-treatments to topcoats. The system is capable of mixing topcoat qualities with a wide choice of primers and clears, creating a unique system for various operational and cost considerations.

Watch this video to learn about the advantages of the Omni system directly from our customers.


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Available exclusively from PPG Platinum Distributors, the SHOP-LINE® refinish system provides everything you need to perform efficient, quality and economical refinish repairs. With a simple, compact mixing system, color matches for the latest vehicle finishes, and a complete range of refinish products from pre-treatments to topcoats and clearcoats, Shop-Line finishes are designed to deliver the ideal balance between performance and price.

Watch this video to learn about the advantages of the Shop-Line system directly from our customers.


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MISSISSAUGUA, ON - August 5, 2015 - The annual PPG Dream Car awards were presented at the Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, July 10-12. The two winners, a 1955 Chevy pickup owned by Joe and Josh Bailey of Maryville, Tenn., and a 1940 Ford pickup owned by Robert Anderson of Savannah, Ga., stood out in a field of spectacular cars and trucks vying for one of the most esteemed prizes on the show car circuit.

The three-day PPG-Goodguys event displayed more than 6,200 custom cars and trucks and attracted over 75,000 auto enthusiasts. The highly respected PPG Dream Car awards are given to the two vehicles (cars or trucks) that best exhibit the outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution in a paint job. Given the prestigious nature of the award, the competition is always spirited, with builders doing their best to attract the judges’ eyes—and votes.

Joe and Josh Bailey, a father-son team, presented their flawless ’55 Chevy pickup. The truck was acquired by an uncle in 1972 and handed down through the family. The Baileys took possession of it in March 2014 and worked evenings and weekends in their home shop to give the Chevy its redo. They achieved the award-winning finish using PPG’s DELTRON® 2000 DBC Basecoat and DCU2002 CONCEPT® High Solids Polyurethane Clear with PPG colors Fender Guitar Surf Green and 1957 Chevrolet India Ivory.
 

Robert Anderson entrusted his Ford pickup to Steve Legens at Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tenn. The shop turned the truck into a winner, customizing it and sandblasting the body to repaint it a custom-mix glossy green. Legens and painter Keenan Hailey chose PPG’s ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat along with water-compatible GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and D8372 Slow Hardener to produce the truck’s head-turning appearance and earn a PPG Dream Car award.

PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. The organization produces dynamic and well-attended automotive events across the country including the national show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events displaying the latest products, hottest colors and custom tones, unique pigments and special-effect finishes available in the Envirobase High Performance, VIBRANCE COLLECTION®, Deltron product lines and other PPG brands.


MISSISSAUGA, ON - August 19, 2015  PPG Automotive Refinish has introduced VWM500 Custom Midcoat, a solvent-borne, VOC-compliant VIBRANCE COLLECTION® product formulated exclusively for application with waterborne basecoats. VWM500 allows painters to use Vibrance Collection special-effect pigments and dyes to seamlessly create multiple color layers—including custom candies, micas or pearl midcoat layers—over waterborne basecoats. VWM500 is particularly effective when the custom finish may be performed over an extended period of time; it can also be used to isolate graphics.

“VWM500 gives painters new freedom to create show-stopping, head-turning finishes,” said Steve Lehner, PPG product manager. “With VWM500, painters can take advantage of the array of Vibrance Collection offerings and allow their imaginations to really take off with bold colors and dazzling effects. And they can use it with waterborne products including ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat. We’re very excited to see what PPG customers do with this new midcoat.”

Lehner added that VWM500 is fast-drying, easy to apply and indispensable for having full-range, VOC-compliant capability when developing custom finishes. In due course, VWM500 will replace VWM5555 in VWB Vibrance Collection formulas. As the matches are completed, VWM500-compatible formulas will be released.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.TM

PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The PPG logo,Vibrance Collection and Envirobase are registered trademarks and Bringing Innovation to the Surface is a registered tradement of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, ON – September 29, 2015 - PPG Automotive Refinish has expanded its line of VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes with the addition of VC5700 DITZLER® Custom Clear. Designed to work with all Vibrance Collection custom colors, the new clear delivers show-quality gloss for restoration, refinish and custom work.

VC5700 has been developed to deliver high build and superior vertical hold, making it an excellent choice for filling tapelines, burying flakes and leveling transitions on graphic overlays. It uses a simple 2:1:1 mix ratio and is easy to apply, buff and polish leaving an ultra-smooth finish.

“VC5700 Ditzler Custom Clear provides a rich, durable and lustrous look,” said Steve Lehner, PPG product manager. “It’s a great choice for the most demanding custom projects. Custom car builders and painters will quickly see the benefits of this new product.”

VC5700 Ditzler Custom Clear is suitable for all markets, depending on the PPG reducer used. In 2.1 VOC compliant markets, it can be used with DT1855/D8767 Reducer. In national rule markets, DT8XX/D87X Reducer should be used.

For more information about VC5700 Ditzler Custom Clear, the full range of Vibrance Collection offerings and other PPG products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.


Mississauga, ON - September 15, 2015  PPG Commercial Coatings will display its range of coating brands at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) September 29–October 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The show, popularly known as the Demo Expo, is regarded as the prime event for construction and utility industry professionals to learn about the latest advances, technologies, innovations and trends affecting their industry.

Show visitors are invited to PPG booth #1630 where PPG representatives will be on hand to discuss products and answer questions. PPG will showcase its DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT® brands. PPG products are designed for use on all forms of construction and utility equipment and provide solutions for the diverse coatings and refinish requirements manufacturers present.

“PPG is the world’s coatings leader,” said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager, industrial segments. “We support all the key markets represented at ICUEE and provide the types of protective coatings that deliver exactly what our customers want and expect—quality results and lower costs. Our products provide long-lasting resistance to corrosion, temperature extremes and other factors that can compromise equipment performance and durability. For manufacturers and end users alike, this means reduced expenses for materials and labor.”

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and Amercoat.
 


For the fifth consecutive year, PPG is the exclusive paint sponsor of FenderBender Live, FenderBender magazine’s website for coverage of the 2015 SEMA Show. FenderBender Live, online at fenderbenderlive.com, functions as a one-stop industry source for news relating to the annual SEMA exhibition. This year SEMA runs Nov. 3–6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

FenderBender Live will operate concurrently with the show, providing comprehensive coverage of the event including interviews with key industry professionals, celebrities, exhibitors and staff. Industry news will be presented along with photos—of exhibits, people, cars and more—from the event floor. Website content will be continuously updated and emails recapping the day will be sent daily to subscribers of FenderBender Live’s free newsletter. Industry professionals are invited to visit the website to sign up.

“We’re proud of the great relationship we have with FenderBender magazine and FenderBender Live,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director. “SEMA is an extremely popular and important event for collision industry professionals. If you want to know about industry trends, what’s happening with technology, new products or processes and who’s doing what, you have to have access to SEMA. If you can’t be there, then FenderBender Live keeps you informed. PPG will be exhibiting at SEMA, as we do every year, and helping FenderBender Live reach as many people as possible is something we are very happy to do.”

Jake Weyer, editor of FenderBender magazine, added, “We sincerely appreciate PPG’s sponsorship. Knowing that one of the most successful and respected pillars of the industry is supporting us assures our collision repair colleagues that FenderBender Live will be there to deliver the information they want and need to stay informed.”

FenderBender magazine is the nation’s leading collision repair magazine, serving approximately 45,000 collision repair professionals across the country with its monthly award-winning print publication. Through both its print and online offerings, FenderBender provides readers with strategies and motivation for collision repair success. Visit fenderbender.com for more information.


Mississauga, ON – September 15 2015 — PPG Automotive Refinish has reached a key milestone as more than 15,000 PPG customers worldwide—collision centers, distributors and dealerships—are now benefiting from the Internet connectivity capabilities of PPG PAINTMANAGER® program software. The network-capable color management system is designed to help shop managers and hands-on technicians directly affect the quality, productivity and profitability of their refinish paint mixing operations.

Subscribing to the PaintManager program, users simply access secure PPG Internet channels to stay on top of paint shop operations and keep up with the latest OEM color formulas, reflectance data and new product initiatives. With continuous technical advances making it more effective than ever, PaintManager software combines the precision and efficiency of computerized color formula retrieval with comprehensive reporting and tracking features.

PaintManager system subscribers are able to collaborate directly with PPG through online communication to automatically update color and product information, validate subscriptions, obtain mixing room technical assistance in real time and streamline a host of other processes.

“The PaintManager platform is the most advanced color retrieval system in use today,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “Now with frequent Internet innovations, we can afford stronger collaboration and direct interaction between PPG and our customers. In turn, this allows for numerous opportunities for our customers as the PaintManager program is continually updated to help shops achieve greater productivity. Connectivity is the future of paint management systems.”

Examples of collaborative PaintManager program benefits include:

  • Automatic monthly downloads of color formula updates to a customer’s computer. This eliminates time-consuming CD installation and makes it easier to stay current with vital OEM color information;
  • An increased pool of reflectance data fueling the PPG RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer. Newly downloaded color formulas bolster accompanying reflectance data for the RapidMatch program to deliver simplified color matching for all refinish repairs;
  • Real-time PPG HelpDesk technical support. With the PaintManager system’s secure two-way communication interface, a technical specialist can remotely access a customer’s mixing room computer and resolve issues over the phone.

PPG’s PaintManager program is regularly updated for customer convenience. For complete information about the PaintManager system, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com


PPG Commercial Coatings has enhanced its DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® commercial paint system with the addition of ESU480 2.1 VOC Epoxy Primer. ESU480 is fully compatible with Delfleet Essential basecoats and single-stage topcoats. The new primer features outstanding versatility and can be used with a wide array of substrates ranging from cold rolled steel, aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel and galvaneal to enamel surfaces and fiber glass.

ESU480 incorporates advanced technology to provide superior adhesion and resistance to corrosion. It is a gray, thin film epoxy that lays down easily with no need for sanding. The primer offers a fast recoat time and quick drying that requires as little as 30 minutes before topcoating. Its low 2.1 VOC makes it compliant for all parts of the U.S. and Canada. ESU480 is applied in a 4:1 mix ratio and has a four-hour potlife.

“PPG customers have asked for a multi-use commercial primer in the Delfleet Essential brand, and we’re pleased to provide them with ESU480,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG brand manager, fleet segments. “Collision centers that want to speed up throughput and boost productivity will find that this non-sanding undercoat works reliably over numerous substrates and delivers a smooth finish and fast topcoat times.”

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.



It's all about color at the PPG Automotive Refinish booth during the 2015 SEMA show set for Nov. 3–6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The booth, #24601, promises to overflow with stunning PPG colors and the custom car world’s brightest stars. The show—the automotive specialty equipment industry’s premier event—gives PPG the opportunity to showcase its advanced products and capabilities with an array of dazzling cars and bikes, all displaying the latest and hottest trends in paint schemes and PPG finishes.

SEMA is projected to draw more than 100,000 domestic and international industry professionals. The event provides attendees with product demonstrations, networking opportunities, educational seminars, special events and more. And there’s plenty of “more” at the PPG exhibit.

Beyond the cars themselves, PPG is bringing in the builders and painters who turn their imaginations loose to create those amazing designs and make them come to life with PPG brands. This exclusive group of world-class artists includes Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio), Dave Kindig (Kindig-It Design) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters). These elite painters will be in the PPG booth, ready to answer questions, sign autographs and talk about why they prefer PPG products. In addition, popular graphic artist Kenny Youngblood (Youngblood Art) and racer Joey Logano, one of the fastest-rising young drivers on the NASCAR circuit, will also be at the booth. Logano currently drives the Team Penske PPG-painted No. 22 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

“SEMA is a great time to see some remarkable cars, meet some outstanding painters and learn about what’s happening in our industry,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, manager, marketing communications, PPG Automotive Refinish. “Every year we wonder what more these painters can do with our products to astound us, and every year they manage to astound us even more. You can see it all at the PPG booth. We invite SEMA visitors to visit us, learn more about us and enjoy our display.”

The PPG celebrities have outstanding credentials. Bobby Alloway builds street rods that are almost always painted black, pack muscle car power and represent absolute coolness. He works out of Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop in Louisville, Tenn., where the PPG DELTRON® product line is his preference. Alloway’s awards include America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Goodguys’ Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year and a Ridler honor among many others. He’s also been inducted into the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame.

Charley Hutton’s resume  highlights include the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup Ultimate Best of Show award, three prestigious Ridler Awards, several Street Rod of the Year and Custom Rod of the Year awards, an America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award and other major prizes. His Nampa, Idaho-based shop, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio, uses PPG Automotive Refinish products exclusively.

Dave Kindig’s Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City, Utah, turns out an impressive parade of head-turning street rods. His work has taken a GM Design award; Grand National Roadster Show First in Class, Outstanding Paint, Outstanding Interior and Outstanding Display awards; a Hot Rod Industry Alliance Trendsetter award; a Goodguys America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod award and others. Kindig is partial to PPG products including the ENVIROBASE® High Performance brand.

To meet these automotive notables, check the schedule below for celebrity appearances at PPG booth #24601.

Tuesday Nov. 3

 

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art            

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.   

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters  

 

Wednesday - Nov. 4

 

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m

Dave Kindig, Kindig-It Design

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio  

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art            

 

Thursday–Nov. 5

 

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art            

12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

Joey Logano, Team Penske    

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters  

 

Friday–Nov. 6

 

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Dave Kindig, Kindig-It Design

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

PPG representatives will be on hand to answer questions about PPG products and how to use them for best results.


Mississauga, ON — September 30, 2015 - PPG Automotive Refinish is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the introduction of its OMNI® refinish system. Introduced in 1995, the OMNI system was quickly recognized in the industry as a reliable resource for value-minded collision centers. At that time, the OMNI brand offered a range of economical refinish products that repair shops could use to deliver high-quality results while enhancing cycle times and profitability. Two decades later, the OMNI system is better than ever and consistently providing the performance that cost-conscious collision centers rely on for their repair and refinish operations.

Since its debut, the OMNI brand has expanded and improved significantly. The OMNI Plus lineup was launched in 2005 as an extension of the OMNI basecoat system and has grown to include high-strength toners, special effect pigments and diamond toners—all designed to elevate the color-matching accuracy, hiding power and performance of the entire OMNI line. In 2009, the OMNI LV compliant refinish system was added to address refinish requirements in regulated North American markets. Today, with its all-inclusive range of products from pretreatments to topcoats, the OMNI platform is capable of blending topcoat qualities with a wide choice of primers and clears to create a unique and efficient process.

“The PPG OMNI system has changed and improved considerably over the years,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG marketing director, collision segment. “In response to customers’ requests and as the result of our ongoing research and development, we’ve taken the steps to put the OMNI brand at the top of the value category. We take great pride in what the OMNI brand has become, and we’ll keep advancing it so it continues to be the smart choice for shops that want to produce quality finishes efficiently.”

Boros points out that new OMNI products are regularly introduced as they are developed to ensure system versatility. These include the recent addition of EUROPLUS clearcoats as well as production clearcoats to the OMNI LV lineup and the OMNI brand Color Deck assuring that the OMNI paint system continues to provide a high level of performance.




Mississauga, ON – October 22, 2015

The hottest colors and the latest trends will be on exhibit at the PPG Automotive Refinish booth at this year’s SEMA Show, Nov. 3–6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The booth, #24601, will display a dazzling array of wild cars, crazy bikes and colorful people in a surprise setting that’s sure to be a show high note. All SEMA Show attendees are invited to the PPG booth to look, talk and take in the colors.

Booth visitors will see unique cars and bikes finished with over-the-top color and design schemes created by Steele Kustoms, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop, Execution Style, Bonnell’s Rod Shop and Galpin Auto Sports. PPG will showcase the range of refinish products that helped the imaginative and talented custom builders and painters from these shops turn their ideas into realities.

Show attendees visiting the PPG booth will have the chance to meet a star-studded cast of custom car and hot rod personalities. The group includes Bobby Alloway, Charley Hutton, Dave Kindig and Tom and Mitch Kelly along with popular automotive graphic artist Kenny Youngblood.

PPG has also made sure the racing world is well-represented: Joey Logano, one of the fastest-rising young drivers on the NASCAR circuit and driver of the Team Penske PPG-painted No. 22 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series, will be on hand. So will multi-time drag racing champion John Force, founder of John Force Racing, the sport’s premier team. Both racers will be talking about their adventures on America’s fastest tracks.

Refer to the updated schedule for celebrity appearances at the PPG booth:

Tuesday - Nov. 3

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

John Force, John Force Racing

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

2:3 0p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

Wednesday - Nov. 4

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

 

Thursday - Nov. 5

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

12:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Joey Logano, Team Penske

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

Friday - Nov. 6

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Dave Kindig, Kindig-It Design

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

Put it all together, and show visitors have plenty of great reasons to spend time at the PPG display. PPG representatives will also be in attendance and happy to answer questions about PPG products, provide tips on how to get the best results and offer suggestions on design possibilities.


Provides a total refinish system

PPG’s latest additions—a custom midcoat and a custom clear—to its lineup of VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes have created a complete custom automotive refinish system solution that allows painters and builders to achieve exceptional results. The additions, along with two established and highly effective primers, have enhanced the Vibrance Collection brand and work together to open up imaginative refinish possibilities.

VWM500 Custom Midcoat is a solvent-borne, VOC-compliant product formulated exclusively for application over PPG waterborne basecoats. It allows painters to use Vibrance Collection special-effect pigments and dyes to seamlessly create multiple color layers including custom candies, micas or pearl midcoat layers. VWM500 is particularly effective when the custom finish is created over an extended period of time or when there’s a need to isolate graphics.

VC5700 DITZLER® Custom Clear is specifically designed for custom shops. It’s a high build, easy-to-apply urethane clearcoat that provides a deep, high gloss appearance perfect for a show-quality finish. VC5700 fills tape lines and graphics, has excellent vertical hold and is easy to polish. It can also be used as a “lock down” clear to protect and level graphics and provide a layer to sand prior to flow coating.

The Vibrance Collection primers, VP2050 DTM High-Build Primer and VP2100 Polyester Primer, serve as ideal foundations for custom or restoration projects. VP2050 is a direct-to-metal primer that delivers superior adhesion over properly prepared bare steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, fiber glass and existing coatings. VP2100 is a fast-drying, low-VOC primer for use over existing coatings, properly prepared steel and aluminum.

“Building a custom car can be a major investment in money and time; it’s logical to use a single custom paint system with proven compatibility and results,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG marketing director, collision segment. “With our Vibrance Collection primers, midcoats and clearcoats, builders and enthusiasts will have surefire refinishing products every step of the way. It’s the sort of confidence that only a proven lineup of integrated products can provide.”

The Vibrance Collection offers a range of toners and dyes along with micas, flakes, crystals and novelty effects that are compatible with the primers and the new midcoat and clearcoat. Vibrance Collection products are available through PPG distributors.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 9, 2015Shop-Line Products

PPG Canada has introduced the SHOP-LINE® refinish system to its collision center customers across the country. Offering products required to perform quality automotive refinish repairs efficiently, the compliant Shop-Line system has been developed for shops seeking a solvent-borne solution at an economical price.

“We understand that PPG customers want choices when selecting a refinish system,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG marketing director, collision segment. “We’ve developed the easy-to-use Shop-Line system to provide an ideal yet practical balance of performance and price. Cost-conscious customers who want value and exceptional quality will be satisfied knowing that Shop-Line coatings technology is from PPG, the world leader in automotive finishes.”

The Shop-Line brand provides a complete lineup of 2.1 VOC undercoats and clearcoats along with a simple, compact color mixing system that offers color matches for the latest vehicle finishes. The comprehensive product array ensures positive results at every stage of the refinish process. The system is supported by an extensive chromatically arranged color deck containing 1,800 large prime color chips, each sprayed with PPG refinish paint for color-matching accuracy. The deck is updated annually.

The PPG Shop-Line brand also offers the Shop-Line Plus 3.5 VOC Acrylic Urethane Basecoat system—which includes high-strength toners and unique pigments—formulated to optimize the refinish system’s throughput, hiding power and color match capabilities for today’s OEM finishes.

Shop-Line and Shop-Line Plus products are available exclusively through PPG Platinum Distributors.



Bobby Alloway added a major award to his already jam-packed trophy case by winning the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition held recently in Las Vegas. The award, part of the annual SEMA show, was announced Nov. 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Alloway took the honors with a PPG-painted 1933 Ford Roadster owned by Larry Olson of Sioux Falls, S.D. The car was on display in the PPG booth throughout SEMA.

Alloway’s award-winning entry featured his trademark black finish, set off with contrasting blazing orange flames running down the sides of the roadster’s body. Alloway uses PPG products exclusively at his shop, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop, in Louisville, Tenn., and this prizewinner clearly displayed why: The roadster’s finish was attained with PPG’s DELTRON® DBU 9700 Basecoat and DCU 2002 CONCEPT® Clearcoat. With its aggressive profile and stance, the car bore an “old school” street rod look.

To claim the award, Alloway had to battle past a standout crowd of elite and ingenious builders in the aftermarket community. “It feels so good to win the SEMA Battle of the Builders,” said Alloway. “This is just as great as a Ridler or Great Eight win. I almost didn’t enter because I didn’t think I had a chance with an old hot rod; it doesn’t have all the technology that the other builders’ cars had.”

In the end, Alloway’s approach won out. Expert judges Fred Williams (Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road), David Freiburger (Hot Rod) and R.J. de Vera (Meguiar’s) narrowed down a field of more than 200 car builders and customizers, and the 260 custom cars they entered, to 10 finalists. The finalists then evaluated the entries and decided among themselves who would take Top Builder honors.

Six of the 10 finalists used PPG products to finish their cars. In addition to Alloway, these included Jeremy Gerber, 1973 Camaro (Roadster Shop); Phil and Jeremy Gerber, 2015 Chevy Colorado (Roadster Shop); Alan Johnson, 1953 Studebaker (Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop); Andy Leach, 1962 Chevy Bubble Top (Cal Auto Creations, painted by Charley Hutton) and Kyle Tucker, 1970 Chevy Chevelle (Detroit Speed).

Alloway has been building ageless street rods since 1978. He is no stranger to major awards. He’s won the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award twice, Best Rod at the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) in Pomona, Calif., and was in the top ten in the Builder's Challenge at SEMA last year. His cars have won the Goodguys’ Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year and the prestigious Ridler trophy, among others. Alloway has also been honored as Detroit Autorama Builder of the Year and inducted into the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame.


PPG has become a gold-level sponsor of the Women''s Industry Network (WIN®), a nonprofit organization based in Leesburg, Va. Greg DeCamp, general manager—collision, U.S. and Canada, PPG Automotive Refinish, made the announcement earlier today.

WIN is dedicated to encouraging, developing and cultivating opportunities to attract women to the collision repair industry. The organization offers mentorship programs and educational conferences designed to provide members with the skills required for professional success. WIN also works to promote leadership, recognize excellence and foster a strong network among women who are actively shaping the industry.

“PPG is proud to support WIN,” said DeCamp. “WIN’s slogan is ‘She Knows Collision Repair,’ and we at PPG agree. The programs WIN provides help make its members valuable contributors to our industry. WIN, in its advocate role, is making a positive impact on our industry—making it more productive, more professional, more progressive. It is an honor to be a WIN sponsor.”

“We are grateful for PPG’s patronage. With the company’s support we can continue to expand our programs and remain solidly committed to finding new ways to recruit, retain and encourage women in the collision repair industry,” said Susanna Gotsch, WIN sponsorship chairperson.

Established in 2006, WIN currently has a membership—domestic and international—of more than 400 professionals representing every segment of the collision repair industry. The organization will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its 2016 educational conference to be held in May in Tampa, Fla.


Paint It LogoPPG Automotive Refinish has updated and enhanced Paint It, the Web-based application utilized by distributors and collision centers to identify the correct color for vehicle repair and refinish. This innovative application was successfully introduced to North America in March 2012 and is now available worldwide. Collision industry professionals using PPG, NEXA AUTOCOLOR® and MAXMEYER® brand products now have free 24/7 access to the most current automotive color information.

Paint It updates include smoother functionality and a faster search feature that generates color identification results through OEM, usage (wheel, trim, etc.) and model-year cues. Color palettes have been expanded and can be referenced on a geographic or country-specific basis. Additionally, Paint It is tablet-friendly and can be used wherever there is an Internet connection.

“When we launched Paint It, we were happy with how well it was received,” said Mary Kimbro, PPG global color director. “PPG customers immediately saw its benefits: a free Web application that makes the process of vehicle color identification easier and more streamlined. Paint It has been available to automotive industry professionals in the United States and Canada, and now our global counterparts will have access to it. It’s all part of PPG’s global commitment to our customers to boost their productivity without compromising quality.”

No special software or subscription is required. Paint It displays digital images of vehicle manufacturer colors with corresponding model information allowing technicians to quickly identify specific colors. Images and data are linked together for simple and easy search results. Once a color is identified, distributors, collision shop owners and paint technicians looking for a vehicle’s color information can retrieve formulas through the password-protected COLORMOBILE® computer software. Collision industry professionals around the world will now have access to PPG’s comprehensive range of color information.

PPG brand customers can access Paint It through www.ppgpaintit.com; Nexa Autocolor brand customers can use www.nexaautocolorpaintit.com and MaxMeyer brand customers should visit www.maxmeyerpaintit.com.


Mississauga, ON – November 9, 2015 - PPG’s lineup of VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes has been expanded with the launch of DSC5250 DITZLER® Satin Clear Kit. The new kit includes a quart of VC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear and a half pint of VH7250 Ditzler Satin Clear Hardener. With the addition of the appropriate PPG urethane reducer—based on VOC compliance—and a simple mix, it’s ready for spraying. Ditzler Satin Clear provides a smooth and silky low-gloss finish. It gives custom car builders more choices and possibilities in their designs and paint schemes.

VC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear is fully compatible with the Vibrance Collection brand paint system and is compliant in all North American regions. It offers exceptional uniformity and clarity. Its simple mix ratio and ease of application make it painter-friendly.

“The Vibrance Collection lineup is well known for producing an array of dynamic products to bring the most creative design ideas to life,” said Steve Lehner, PPG segment manager. “Low-gloss finishes are very popular; getting them just right is important for our customers. Introducing the Satin Clear Kit to the Vibrance Collection gives our customers more opportunities to create the imaginative finishes they’ve pictured for their rides, and combining the clear and the hardener in one kit makes it all the more convenient.”

To learn more about the Ditzler Satin Clear Kit and other PPG Automotive Refinish products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website ca.ppgrefinish.com.


New 2016 Calendar Available.

2016 Darrell Mayabb Wall Calendar
Part No. PPGCL16

It's getting hot in here! This year's calendar features a custom flamin' paint job along with other classic cars in the lot of an automotive paint store. Add this calendar to your collection, decorate your office/shop or give to the car enthusiast you know.

To order, simply email your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name
Contact Name
Address
City, Province & Postal Code
Phone number
Part # PPGCL16
Quantity requested


Part No. RMCL16F

BRAVISSIMO! Featuring a beautiful red Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe speaks to the excellent performance of our NEXA AUTOCOLOR® product lines. Use this calendar as a simple holiday gift for your customers or dress up an office wall.

To order, simply email your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name
Contact Name
Address
City, Province & Postal Code
Phone number
Part # RMCL16F
Quantity requested


The new Charley Hutton poster entitled Camaro Cherokee is now available. This beautiful poster features the 1967 Camaro concept car. Painted with ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat in a custom mixed Red Candy tri-coat.

To order, simply email your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name
Contact Name
Address
City, Province & Postal Code
Phone number
Part # EHPPOSCH5
Quantity requested




This awesome 1969 Camaro built and painted by Detroit Speed, Inc sports the low gloss finish that can be achieved using the newly released DITZLER® Satin Clear Kit. A great addition for any shop or car enthusiast’s collection!

To order, simply email your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name:
Contact Name:
Address:
City, Province & Postal Code:
Phone number:
Part #: VB5250PO1
Quantity requested:


Mississauga, ON – Feb. 2, 2016 - PPG Commercial Coatings will exhibit its line of advanced coating products at the 28th annual National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) national convention and trade show. The show, regarded as this industry’s premier 2016 event, is scheduled Feb. 10–12 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the South Point Hotel. More than 800 attendees are expected. PPG will present its latest coating technologies in booth 813.

The convention supplies NATM members with educational, networking and communication opportunities as well as information about the latest industry products and services. PPG will display a trailer painted with various paint system technologies, resulting in real-life application scenarios. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions.

“We view this as one of PPG’s most important industry events,” said Steve Podlas, brand manager for PPG Commercial Coatings. “Because of our close relationship with the NATM, many of our products are developed specifically to address the requirements of the trailer industry. We’ll be displaying many of our coating brands including the DELFLEET® Evolution and DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® paint systems. We invite attendees to visit our booth and learn how PPG coatings can protect their products.”

The NATM is the trade association for manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers as well as suppliers of products and services to those manufacturers. The organization was established to help improve trailer safety and performance and to serve as the representative for trailer manufacturers and their suppliers when issues of trailer safety and pertinent regulations arise.

PPG became an NATM member in 1999 and has worked closely with the organization and its members to address evolving manufacturing requirements with a variety of PPG coating products that provide superior durability, efficiency and versatility. PPG began its convention sponsorship in 2003. PPG and NATM have also worked together as co-sponsors of the annual Green Manufacturing Award. The prize honors the NATM member that has developed the best environmentally conscious manufacturing solution or innovation. The 2016 winner will be announced at the show.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

To learn more about PPG Commercial Coatings products, visit the PPG booth at the NATM show, call (800) 647-6050 or visit ca.ppgrefinish.com.



Mississauga, ON
- PPG Automotive Refinish has unveiled a new website focusing exclusively on its popular VIBRANCE COLLECTION® line of refinish products. The website, ca.vibrancecollection.com, is now live and offers a wealth of product information, news, technical tips and much more about the brand’s array of remarkable custom finishes. The site is intended for custom car builders and enthusiasts, hot rod shops and anyone interested in learning about and using the latest colors, micas, pigments and special effects to bring their paint design ideas to life.

“We’ve created this user-friendly website to serve as a comprehensive Vibrance Collection product line resource,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG marketing director, collision segment. “The brand attracts so much positive attention and has such a loyal following that it warranted its own website. Now anyone interested in the brand can learn about the types of finishes and colors offered, how to apply them and where to buy them—all through this website. And we’ve made sure to fill the site with beautiful graphics to display many of the remarkable effects the finishes can create. It makes for a very rich user experience.”

The site’s navigation bar offers easy and fast access to several destinations including Products, Colors, News, Showcase, Top Guns, Tech Tips, Training, Merchandise and Where to Buy. Also included are videos of notable cars, trucks and motorcycles that have been treated to Vibrance Collection finishes along with tips and demonstrations by well-known painters—Charley Hutton and Bobby Alloway—and PPG experts. Interested visitors can find training opportunities, learn where products can be purchased and even buy Vibrance Collection brand merchandise. Visitors are also able to submit photos of their own custom projects to the site.

“Finding information about the Vibrance Collection brand has never been easier,” adds Boros. “Staying within the Vibrance Collection paint system from primer to topcoat allows painters to imagine and create the bold colors and dazzling effects only PPG can deliver. And now it’s all at ca.vibrancecollection.com for our customers to discover.”

The website is accessible through any Internet connection and provides live links to the popular social media sites Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+.




MISSISSAUGA, ON – February 16, 2016
Acclaimed custom car builder and painter Darryl Hollenbeck won the 2016 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award at the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) held at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., Jan. 29–31. It was the third time Hollenbeck has painted an AMBR winner, and the first time he captured the prize with his own car—a PPG-painted 1932 Ford highboy roadster.

The GNRS started in 1950 and is the longest running indoor car show in the world, and the AMBR, a towering eight foot tall trophy, is considered the ultimate recognition for a roadster-style hot rod. This year a field of thirteen outstanding cars—built by the elites of the custom car world—competed for the prestigious award. In the end, the judges named Darryl and Terri Hollenbeck’s classically styled roadster the winner, giving Darryl another honor to add to his long list of accomplishments including AMBR wins in 2013 and 2005.

Hollenbeck and his colleagues Dan Webb and Cory Taulbert built the car at Vintage Color Studio, the custom shop Hollenbeck owns and operates in Concord, Calif., and where he has been using PPG products exclusively for more than 25 years. Hollenbeck then painted the car himself. He came up with the roadster’s unique color, dubbed “Rotten Avocado Green,” applying a custom mix created with the PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne paint system along with Single-Stage DCC9300 from the DELTRON® refinish system.

“Winning an AMBR is a dream; to win it with my own car, wow, I’m over the moon about that,” said Hollenbeck. “As for the color, it is different. My wife wanted brown, I wanted green. Depending on the light, you see one color or the other—or both. The great thing was that the PPG paint was easy to work with. It gave us the chance to experiment, to really stretch our imaginations and come up with something cool.”

Hollenbeck is prominent among Northern California’s custom car set. His well-respected eye for color has led to his paint jobs being highlighted on vehicles that have graced the covers and photo spreads of notable publications including Street Rodder and Rodder’s Journal. Several Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show winners have also displayed Hollenbeck’s painting skills.

For more about PPG Automotive Refinish products, visit ca.ppgrefinish.com or call (800) 647-6050.


MISSISSAGUA, ON – Feb. 18, 2016
 PPG Commercial Coatings will display its advanced coating products at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) annual trade show. The event, known as Work Truck Show 2016, will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 1–4.

PPG has a robust relationship with the NTEA and its members. The PPG NTEA display, booth 5971, will highlight PPG’s ongoing coatings product development and offerings for the trucking industry. PPG Commercial Coatings representatives will be on hand to present a variety of products and applications.

The Work Truck Show is considered the work truck industry’s most important annual event and the ultimate networking and knowledge resource for industry professionals. Attendees have an opportunity to meet with their peers and learn about new products, services and technological developments. They can also gain an understanding of critical business trends and key issues facing the industry.

“This is the industry’s ‘must-attend’ event,” said J.J. Wirth, brand manager for PPG Commercial Coatings. “And for us the Work Truck Show is a great opportunity to display our products and explain to visitors how we address and overcome the multitude of challenges the work truck industry faces every day. Visitors to the PPG booth will have a chance to see how the Commercial Coatings brands—including the DELFLEET® Evolution and DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® paint systems—can enhance the durability, versatility and performance of their products.”

The NTEA represents approximately 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and major commercial truck chassis manufacturers are also association members. The organization provides technical information and educational programs and services for members.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

To learn more about PPG Commercial Coatings products, visit the PPG booth at the NTEA show or call (800) 647-6050.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – February 23, 2016
PPG Commercial Coatings has added F4921WH–2.1 White Epoxy Primer and F4921BK–2.1 Black Epoxy Primer to the popular DELFLEET® Evolution premium commercial paint system. Similar to the F4921 Gray Epoxy Primer PPG introduced in June 2015, F4921WH and F4921BK are compatible with Delfleet Evolution basecoats and single-stage topcoats. The new primers are exceptionally versatile and can be matched with an array of substrates including aluminum, cold rolled steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, galvaneal, fiber glass and cured surfaces.

F4921WH and F4921BK offer numerous practical qualities that make them a smart choice for OEM manufacturers as well as repair shops. The new primers display superior adhesion and corrosion resistance and can be applied over bare metal as a protective layer or as a sealer over existing finishes. They are also fast-drying and can be topcoated as primer sealers in as little as 30 minutes, making them well suited for value-conscious collision centers. The primer is applied in a 3:1:1 mix ratio and lays down smoothly because of its thin film quality.

“Adding these two primers to the Delfleet Evolution brand makes our product lineup even more flexible,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG brand manager, fleet segments. “These are multipurpose high-quality primers with fast-drying characteristics that will help speed cycle times and productivity in shops of all sizes. Our original F4921 gray has proven itself quite well; by expanding our selections with these low VOC primers in black and white, we’re giving PPG customers more choices to address their requirements.”

As low VOC epoxy primers, F4921WH and F4921BK are compliant for all parts of the U.S. and Canada.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®. For more information about F4921 2.1 Epoxy Primers and other PPG Commercial Coatings products or call (800) 647-6050.


Mississauga (Ontario) – March 9, 2016 - PPG Commercial Coatings and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) honored CAM Superline with the 2016 Green Manufacturing Award. Based in Waynesboro, Pa., CAM Superline manufactures dumper trailers for the construction and excavating industries. The award was presented to company president Sandy Poffenberger at the 28th annual NATM national convention and trade show held in Las Vegas, Nev., at the South Point Hotel Feb. 10–12.

The Green Manufacturing Award honors the NATM member with the year’s best solution or innovation that has a positive impact on the environment. This may include improvements in material utilization, design advancement, process or equipment enhancements, emissions reductions, recycling methods and other environmentally sensitive areas. CAM Superline earned the 2016 award by adopting several green technologies and practices that reduced the impact on the environment and helped lower costs. Steps CAM Superline took included:

  • Upgrading to energy-efficient lighting for its manufacturing facility
    • Inside: moving to T5 high bay fluorescent lighting from 400-watt mercury-vapor lighting;
    • Outside: moving to high-efficiency LED lighting with daylight sensors and property lights;
    • Energy costs were cut in half.
  • Eliminating use of a contaminant pre-paint wash
    • A pre-paint wash containing phosphate and molybdenum was replaced with an environmentally acceptable zirconium wash. Phosphate and molybdenum in wastewater negatively affect the Chesapeake Bay watershed; chemicals entering the bay can harm humans and hurt the survival, growth and reproduction of fish and wildlife. 
    • In addition, operational efficiencies reduced the use of the zirconium-based wash by 28 percent over the last two years.
  • Decreasing VOC emissions
    • Emissions from paint processes have declined by 1,808.80 pounds between 2013 and 2015, despite a 15 percent increase in trailer production.
  • Implementing recycling programs throughout the company
    • All cardboard, paper, wood, steel, used toner cartridges and skids are collected and sent out for recycling purposes. Reusable skid material is used throughout production storage areas and for shipping purposes
  • Cultivating land
    • Land not part of the company’s operations is now used to farm sorghum, a high-energy, drought-tolerant crop for livestock feed. Sorghum requires one third less water for production compared to other feedstocks.

With the noted changes in its operations, CAM Superline earned the 2016 Green Manufacturing Award. A cash gift that the winner may donate to a charitable organization is part of the award. CAM Superline chose St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude’s is one of the world's premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children.

Ron Yarnell, PPG OEM sales manager, states that the Green Manufacturing Award was established to encourage NATM members to implement ecologically sound programs. Award contenders must present case studies that demonstrate improved, ecologically conscious performance in their operations. Entrants are also required to provide documentation of the green initiatives they have implemented. Entries are judged by the NATM executive committee.

“We at PPG believe that we have a responsibility to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment,” said Yarnell. “When we see a company like CAM Superline make significant improvements in the way it works, and those improvements benefit the environment, then we know our commitment and our investment in the Green Manufacturing Award is the right thing to do.”

Yarnell also pointed out that the Green Manufacturing Award has become the trailer industry’s most important annual charitable event. This year, several trailer-related companies—Optronics International, Dexter Axle, the Carlstar Group and Champion Hoist—joined major sponsor PPG in supporting the award.

The NATM represents manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers as well as a wide range of suppliers to the industry. The organization promotes universal recognition of safety and quality in trailer manufacturing to the trailer industry and the general public. NATM works to improve the trailer industry through the promotion of compliance with its Guidelines and other initiatives. The association has more than 800 member companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries.

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – March15 , 2016 – An immaculate 1939 Oldsmobile convertible sporting a custom-mixed metallic PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance finish by renowned painter Charley Hutton won the 53rd annual Ridler Award at the recent 2016 Detroit Autorama held at Cobo Hall on the city’s waterfront. The highly revered Ridler Award is presented to the most outstanding custom car or truck making its debut appearance at the Autorama, an event—now in its 64th year—held every winter in the Motor City. It was Hutton’s fourth Ridler honor. Previous wins came in 2005, 2007 and 2013. It was also the fourth time in nine years that an entry painted with PPG Automotive Refinish products took the prize.
Appropriately nicknamed “Olds Cool,” the gleaming custom build is owned by Bill and Debbie Thomas of Georgetown, Texas. The car was meticulously constructed over four years by Harold Chapman and his team of talented craftsmen at Customs & Hot Rods of Andice, also of Georgetown.

Hutton, regarded as one of the most accomplished and gifted painters in the custom car world, uses PPG Automotive Refinish products exclusively. He painted Olds Cool at his shop, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio, in Nampa, Idaho. Hutton is well-known for his uncanny ability to select and mix just the right colors to match a car’s style and character, giving it a distinctive look worthy of award-winning recognition. In this case, the car’s custom color, Kona Brown, was personally created by Hutton. He used PPG Envirobase High Performance waterborne products and the GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM brand D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat to give Olds Cool its unique finish, ensuring that this car would stand apart from the competition.

“Winning the Ridler is a special honor,” said Hutton. “I always appreciate the opportunity to work with highly skilled craftsmen that have such passion and drive. God blesses everyone with different talents, and the best part is working together to help build someone’s dream. The Olds is beautiful, and the key to our success has been working with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat. Using Envirobase High Performance products made it possible to create the exact finish we wanted. When mixing a custom color, Envirobase High Performance paint always exceeds my expectations; the colors that we’re able to achieve are so clean and brilliant.”

Hutton gained a national reputation with featured appearances on Hot Rod TV, TLC’s Overhaulin’ and the Discovery Channel’s American Hot Rod. His 2016 Ridler Award gives him a significant credential to add to his already remarkable resume that includes the Barrett-Jackson Cup along with several Street Rod of the Year, Custom Rod of the Year and America’s Most Beautiful Roadster awards and many other top prizes.
The Ridler Award is officially known as the Don Ridler Memorial Award. It was established in 1964, named after the man who made the Detroit Autorama the nation’s premier custom car show. To qualify for the award, a car must debut at the Detroit Autorama. Entries are judged on creativity, engineering and workmanship. From the initial field of competitors, eight cars—known as the “Great Eight”—are chosen as finalists. The winner is selected from this elite group. The owner of the winning car receives a cash award and a special embroidered jacket along with the greater prize of the coveted Ridler Award trophy representing the ultimate in custom design brilliance.

For more information about Envirobase High Performance products, the Global Refinish System lineup and other PPG Automotive Refinish offerings, call (800) 647-6050.


More than 16,600 students trained in 2015

Mississauga (Ontario) — March 17, 2016
PPG Automotive Refinish continues to intensify its dedication to professional training in the automotive refinish industry. While over 16,600 students participated in PPG’s product, distributor and MVP training courses in 2015—more than those trained by any other automotive paint company—PPG foresees an ongoing need to keep its customers and business partners up to date in all matters concerning collision refinish and commercial coatings. To address the challenge, the company will offer an expanded array of classes throughout 2016, with subjects ranging from basic and advanced product line training to custom painting techniques, business management, shop operations and customer service.

“PPG’s commitment to training is the strongest in the industry,” said Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training. “We understand that training is a continuous process; it’s never complete, especially with the ongoing changes we see in this industry. And it’s absolutely critical to our customers’ success. Everyone associated with a PPG collision center or distributorship has access to our training; that training ensures we all stay at the forefront of our industry.”

Courses will be available in 16 state-of-the-art PPG Business Development Centers in the United States and Canada. Specific locations are being upgraded with new equipment and remodeled to accommodate the increased demand. PPG trainers will also travel to numerous vocational schools, PPG distributors and other PPG-affiliated locations across North America.

“The refinish industry is ever-changing—and changing faster than ever,” added Cremeans. “Our classes have to reflect that. Technicians need to know how to work with the latest finishes; managers need to know the latest productivity processes and techniques. There’s also increased interest in custom and restoration work, and we’re covering that as well. Training is a large part of our investment in our customers; it’s an investment we’re happy to make.”

PPG intends to increase training opportunities with more courses at more locations. Classes are offered in:

  • Collision refinish—new products, color theory and application of new three- and four-stage finishes, coating systems certification and paint shop productivity training;
  • Commercial coatings—fleet refinishing and repair, protective and marine coatings, commercial truck estimating and commercial performance coatings;
  • Distributor operations;
  • MVP Green Belt and business training;
  • Custom painting, restoration, airbrushing and pinstriping.

Class schedules will continue to be announced throughout the year.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – February 22, 2016
PPG Commercial Coatings has added F4932 2.1 VOC Urethane Surfacer to its DELFLEET® Evolution product lineup. F4932 is a high-build gray urethane surfacer with excellent fill properties.

The new surfacer offers characteristics designed to enhance and maximize shop productivity. F4932 provides exceptional flexibility on small and large applications and can be applied with a roller as well as with conventional, compliant and HVLP spray equipment. The new surfacer delivers high build and sands easily. In addition, it is fast-drying, often in as little as one hour. F4932 is also chromate-free and compliant for all regions in the U.S. and Canada.

“F4932 is the latest example of PPG’s ongoing commitment to developing advanced fleet coatings technology,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG Commercial Coatings brand manager. “This is an easy product to apply, and one that will help speed shop throughput and ensure the high-quality results our customers expect with PPG products. We’re pleased to add this to our Delfleet Evolution brand.”

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

For more information about F4932 2.1 VOC Urethane Surfacer and other PPG Commercial Coatings products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.



Mississauga, ON – March 24, 2016
PPG Automotive Refinish has recognized Color Systems of Warwick, R.I., as its 2015 Platinum Distributor of the Year. Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, presented the award at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 25–28 at the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas. Steven Choiniere, Color Systems president and owner, and sales manager Steve Lauro attended the conference and accepted the honor on behalf of the company. Michael McGarry, PPG president and CEO, and John Outcalt, PPG vice president, Global Automotive Refinish, also participated in the presentation.

“We are proud to present the Distributor of the Year award, an annual award that exemplifies the tradition and success of the Platinum Distributor program,” said Wenzinger. “The award recognizes a company for outstanding performance, loyalty, product knowledge, and customer service and support. Color Systems has excelled in every area. It is a privilege to honor Color Systems as the Platinum Distributor of the Year.”

“When the award was announced I was extremely surprised and genuinely delighted,” said Choiniere. “Not for myself but for everyone at Color Systems. We work very hard all year long, and we’ve been growing. Getting noticed for our efforts is rewarding and gratifying.”

Color Systems is a second-generation family business. It was started in 1982 by Choiniere’s older brother, Michael, as an offshoot of the family’s successful auto parts business, Carparts, Inc., which was established by their father, Frank, in 1971. Steven Choiniere, fresh out of college, joined Color Systems at the time of its inception. The two companies operated side by side in the same building, as distinct entities, with separate staffs. In 2008, the auto parts business was sold so the brothers could concentrate on paint distribution.

In October of 2011, Color Systems decided to promote only PPG products and became a Platinum Distributor. “It was the best business decision we ever made,” Choiniere said. “Going single-line with the best paint company in the world was smart. I’m very happy we did what we did.” The company, with its 14 full-time employees, has since established itself as the go-to paint distributor among collision centers throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Much of Color Systems’ success can be attributed to its emphasis on building customer relationships that are based on trust and service, a practice that reflects the company’s marketing tagline, “More than just paint.” The company’s standing with its customers is so strong that conversions to PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne products are often made simply because of customers’ respect for Color Systems’ recommendations. Customers receive the complete support of Color Systems’ technical staff. Consequently, more than 95 percent of Color Systems’ collision customers, despite being located in non-regulated regions, are using the Envirobase High Performance brand.

In keeping with its commitment to provide its customers with exceptional products and service, as well as to make itself a more productive and efficient organization, Color Systems takes advantage of PPG’s MVP support offerings and regularly participates in a Platinum Distributor forum group and PPG distributor training programs.

The PPG Platinum Distributor program began as a loyalty and support initiative for PPG single-line distributors with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG Refinish customers. The program delivers competitive advantages to its participants by aligning the technology, training and customer support of PPG with the entrepreneurship, customer awareness, local market knowledge and service capability of the independent distributor.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo and Envirobase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 


PPG's partner on the track, Team Penske, is celebrating 50 years in the racing industry! Many years on the track producing even more memorial events. To capture this winning spirit we have developed a poster called Racing Gold that celebrates the drivers, the cars, the countless wins and the legend himself Roger Penske.

To order, simply email your request to refinishcustomerservice@ppg.com and include the following information:

Company Name:
Contact Name:
Address:
City, Province & Postal Code:
Phone number:
Part #: PENSKEPOSC
Quantity requested:
Price: $1.00

Get your special edition poster to have as we race with Team Penske in 2016. Below are the upcoming dates that you will see PPG on the actual Team Penske cars. Tune in to help cheer us on to victory and keep the winning spirit alive!


PPG is a proud supporter of The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®). Please review this email and communicate the following event to others who would have interest or benefit from participating in this professional industry event.

The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) is hosting a 30-minute informational webinar called “Why WIN? Why Conference?” on Monday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. EST. Michelle Sullivan, WIN’s membership committee co-chair and recently announced 2016 MIW Honoree, will present an introduction to WIN, including program details about the upcoming WIN Educational Conference being held May 2-4 in Tampa. The webinar is open to all women and men in the collision repair industry.

“Have you heard about WIN but are not sure what it is all about? Have you thought about attending or sending someone from your organization to attend the 10th Annual WIN Educational Conference? I invite you to listen in and find out what WIN has to offer you and the all the women across the collision industry,” stated Mary Kunz, chair of WIN’s membership committee.

Registration for the “Why WIN Conference?” webinar is now open at
http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC54D780814A3E

For conference details please visit www.womensindustrynetwork.com.


MISSISSAUGA, ON – April 28, 2016
PPG Commercial Coatings has added two new low VOC epoxy primers to its DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® commercial paint system. The new primers, ESU481 2.1 Epoxy Primer – White and ESU482 2.1 Epoxy Primer – Black, are variations of ESU480, the popular gray 2.1 Epoxy Primer PPG introduced in the summer of 2015. The only difference is the primer color.

Like ESU480, ESU481 and ESU482 offer exceptional versatility and help improve collision center productivity. Each primer is compatible with Delfleet Essential basecoats and single-stage topcoats. Using advanced PPG technology, ESU481 and ESU482 also display superior adhesion and corrosion-resistance qualities. The primers are also exceptionally flexible and suitable for use with a broad range of substrates including aluminum, cold rolled steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, galvaneal, fiber glass and enamel surfaces

ESU481 and ESU482 are white and black thin film epoxy primers, respectively, that lay down easily with no sanding required. Both offer fast recoat time and quick-drying capability that calls for as little as 30 minutes before topcoating. They can be applied in a 4:1 mix ratio and have a four-hour potlife. In addition, their low 2.1 VOC makes them compliant for all regions of the U.S. and Canada.

ESU481 and ESU482 are excellent multi-use commercial primers, perfect for collision centers that want to improve throughput and overall productivity,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG brand manager, fleet segments. “PPG customers that value quality and efficiency—as well as color choice—will want to look at these new additions to our Delfleet Essential brand.”

PPG Commercial Coatings offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG Commercial Coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.




MISSISSAUGA, ON – May 6, 2016
Driving his PPG-painted car, the No. 22 PPG Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, Simon Pagenaud took the checkered flag in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on April 24 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. It was Pagenaud’s second consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series win. The previous week Pagenaud, a native of France, raced to victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, also while carrying the PPG colors. Pagenaud now has captured two victories and two second-place finishes for Team Penske in the first four races of the 2016 season. His sizzling pace has put him at the top of the series’ driver point standings in just his second season with Team Penske.

Pagenaud’s car is the latest of Team Penske’s cars to wear a PPG coat. PPG has been a longtime major sponsor of Team Penske with an overall business relationship extending more than 30 years. The association dates back to PPG’s involvement in automobile racing and sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999. In 2009, PPG assisted Team Penske in the conversion of its state-of-the-art race car painting facility in Mooresville, N.C., to the PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne coatings system. Pagenaud’s car features a gleaming blue and white PPG water-based finish, and, like other PPG-sponsored Team Penske cars, it prominently displays the PPG logo.

“It’s exciting for us to see Team Penske and Simon Pagenaud do so well on the race course,” said John Outcalt, vice president, global automotive refinish. “We’ve had a strong relationship with Penske Racing for several decades and that’s based on a mutual commitment to deliver exceptional performance and exceptional products. Neither Penske nor PPG will settle for anything less.”

As a leading global supplier of high-performance coatings, PPG has become Penske Corporation’s exclusive supplier of refinish coatings for its racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries and facilities.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo and Envirobase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON - June 3, 2016  
PPG’s Automotive Refinish business unit has introduced P190-6950 Extended Performance Clearcoat, an easy-to-use clearcoat engineered expressly for use over AQUABASE® Plus waterborne basecoat. The new clearcoat is part of the NEXA AUTOCOLOR® line of products.

P190-6950 Extended Performance Clearcoat is best suited for large repairs. It is derived from the same resin technology that provides the unique capabilities and attributes of the popular P190-6930 Performance Clearcoat, including superior flow and leveling characteristics. For production efficiency, P190-6950 features a simple mix ratio and uses the same hardeners and thinners as P190-6930. The result is a clearcoat that delivers unrivaled gloss and exceptional appearance on multi-panel repairs and overall paint jobs with no polishing required.

“This is a remarkable premium clearcoat,” said Tim Jones, Automotive Refinish segment manager. “P190-6950 is a perfect match for PPG collision centers that use our Aquabase Plus waterborne system. Its proven technology ensures outstanding gloss retention and a luxurious appearance. We’re confident that our customers will find that this new clearcoat gives them unsurpassed quality and a significant production advantage.”

P190-6950 Extended Performance Clearcoat can be sprayed in all booth conditions, including extreme temperature and humidity, when used with P850-69XX reducers or Nexa Autocolor 2K® P850-16XX thinners. In addition, this premium clear is compliant in all U.S. and Canadian refinish markets.
 

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Aquabase, Nexa Autocolor, and 2K are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON - June 3, 2016  
The Automotive Refinish business unit of PPG has launched EC550 En-V® Ultra Gloss Clearcoat, a new production-friendly clearcoat formulated specifically for use with ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat. The new clearcoat is designed for outstanding gloss and ease of use. It is intended for overalls and multi-panel applications and is the latest addition to the popular Envirobase High Performance clearcoat lineup.

EC550 incorporates PPG’s advanced En-V resin technology that is used in the market-leading EC530 En-V Performance Clearcoat. The technology contributes to a superior appearance thanks to exceptional gloss retention and excellent flow and leveling qualities—properties that are critical for delivering premium OEM-level finishes.

EC550 is easy to use. It utilizes the same hardener/reducer combination as EC530 En-V Performance Clearcoat with a simple 3:1:1 mix ratio. Refinish technicians will find that EC550 can be successfully sprayed in all application conditions, including extreme temperatures and humidity, and no polishing is required. In addition, EC550 En-V Ultra Gloss is compliant for all refinish markets in North America.

“We’ve given EC550 En-V Ultra Gloss all the attributes PPG customers have asked for,” said Tim Jones, Automotive Refinish segment manager. “It’s production-friendly, easy to apply and yields an unmatched luxurious gloss. It’s exactly what a premium Envirobase High Performance clearcoat should be.”

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, En-V and Envirobase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, ON– June 16, 2016
In its ongoing commitment to provide comprehensive professional training, the Automotive Refinish business unit of PPG has expanded and improved several of its Business Development Centers to state-of-the-art levels. The upgrades enhance PPG’s resources and capabilities for training painters, distributors, and body shop and collision repair professionals to successfully use the company’s array of automotive refinish coatings.

Two Business Development Centers in particular—PPG’s Allison Park, Pa., facility, just minutes from the company’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh, and the Baltimore center—have undergone extensive renovation.

The Allison Park building has been completely remodeled and expanded from 2,400 sq. ft. to 9,000 sq. ft. It now includes two classrooms (30 and 16 seats, respectively), a new conference and break room, two new GFS downdraft spray booths, an 18’ x 30’ mixing room, a downdraft prep deck and twin 20 hp Kaeser compressors. The Baltimore facility space has been expanded to 7,020 sq. ft. from 5,520 sq. ft. Improvements include a second classroom, a new extended GFS downdraft spray booth and twin 20 hp Kaeser compressors.

“We trained over 16,000 students last year—more than any other automotive paint company,” said Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training. “Painters, technicians, distributors and the entire spectrum of collision repair professionals rely on us to provide the best training opportunities possible. By maintaining exceptional facilities staffed by PPG training professionals, we’re creating an elite environment where we conduct the kind of training that ensures PPG customers can stay far ahead of their competition.”

PPG offers classes in collision refinish, commercial coatings, distributor operations, MVP Green Belt and business training, custom painting, restoration, airbrushing and pinstriping. To keep up with demand, the company is offering an increased number of classes in 2016. Courses will be available at the two centers noted above as well as at 14 other PPG Business Development Centers in the United States and Canada.


MISSISSAUGA, ON — July 13, 2016
Advancements in auto refinish technologies, combined with the growing number of OEM special effects vehicle finishes, make it critical that collision refinish technicians stay current with available training. That’s what’s driving PPG’s ongoing commitment to its comprehensive technician certification training program.

“We are constantly advancing the technology of PPG refinish systems, and we want to ensure that collision center technicians are experts in using our products,” says Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training for automotive refinish. “That’s exactly what our certification training accomplishes. It assures that technicians will be up to date with the latest products and process techniques for maximizing paint booth productivity and completing quality refinish repairs.”

The two-day certification courses are held at 16 PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across North America, where technicians receive classroom and hands-on training in the paint booth. Courses are tailored for each of PPG’s premium brand collision and fleet refinishing systems and cover a full range of topics from product selection, equipment and color tools to surface preparation and paint application best practices. Once a technician becomes certified, this qualifies the respective collision center to offer the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee.

Certification training for the ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne refinish system is one of the most popular courses, particularly since it is a key component of PPG’s proven CONVERT WITH CONFIDENCE® program for new users switching from a solvent system.

A recent Envirobase High Performance certification class at the PPG Business Development Center in Wixom, Mich., drew enthusiastic comments. “They make learning easy,” said Bryan Gunn, paint technician at Graff Motor Sales, Gladwin, Mich., addressing the proficiency of the instructors. “They know the products and make great suggestions on how to get the job done right.”

“Now that I’ve switched to PPG, the training has provided me with a comfort level I’ve never experienced before,” added Dave Abend, owner of Abend Brothers Collision, Ossineke, Mich. Bob Hiser, a General Motors advanced service design engineer who reviews paint companies for warranty paint system approval concurred, “PPG provides one of the most comprehensive training programs I’ve been through. The instructors cover all the details. They’re concerned that all goes well, and they take the time to teach.”

To make sure that technicians stay up to date, PPG requires them to attend recertification every two years as a qualification for continued participation the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee program.

PPG is involved in several additional certification programs. For OEMs, PPG provides refinish courses that qualify for credit in their technician certification programs. PPG has also partnered with select colleges and technical schools to give students the opportunity to become industry-certified through the PARTNERS IN EDUCATION program. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a two-year PPG certification. PPG has also teamed with industry professional organizations, including I-CAR, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and SkillsUSA to ensure the high caliber of the collision industry’s workforce.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 Partners in Education are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Envirobase and Convert with Confidence are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, ON – July 28, 2016  PPG Industries demonstrated its ongoing support for Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), joining with the organization’s New Hampshire chapter on July 16 for the 2016 Track Walk fundraiser at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. PPG is the sole sponsor of the walk and has worked with SCC since 2009.

The walk is an annual event that takes place during the NASCAR racing weekend. This year it followed an afternoon Xfinity Series race. Approximately 250 enthusiastic participants walked the one-mile circuit, widely known as the Magic Mile, raising more than $15,800 for SCC’s New Hampshire chapter.

“Speedway Children’s Charities is an outstanding organization that’s committed to the welfare of children, and we, in turn, are committed to the organization,” said Mike Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager. “The work SCC does is so important to the kids it reaches and to our community. We at PPG are very proud, excited and privileged to be involved.”

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano joined the walkers. It was the second time the popular racer has participated in the walk. “Walking the track for this cause is important,” said Logano. “I’m proud that we’re bringing in much-needed dollars and making people aware of Speedway Children’s Charities and what it does. I walked the track last year, and I’m glad I had the chance to do it again.”

Longtime SCC supporter Dick Berggren, retired Fox Sports Pit Reporter, also took part in the walk and SCC’s executive director Gen. Chuck Swannack was on hand to greet the public.

According to Cheryl LaPrade, executive director of the New Hampshire chapter of the SCC, more than $81,000 has been raised since PPG got involved.

“We are so grateful to be able to partner with PPG on the Speedway Children's Charities track walk at New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” said LaPrade. “Because of PPG’s continuous support, we are able to help more children in need across the region each year.”

SCC, based in Charlotte, N.C., provides funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the United States that meet the direct educational, medical, social and financial needs of children. SCC supports more than 400 organizations with generous grants provided through its eight chapters across the nation. Each chapter determines the needs of its surrounding communities and helps fund local organizations.

SCC was founded in 1982 by Bruton Smith, chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., (SMI) and Sonic Automotive, to honor his son, Bruton Cameron Smith, who died at a young age. The elder Smith was passionate about wanting to help children in need and established SCC to support charities in communities around his SMI racetracks. Since its inception, SCC has funded thousands of organizations that help children lead productive lives.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.




Mississauga, ON - August 3, 2016 

PPG Industries took a starring role at the 19th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals held July 8–10 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The annual PPG Dream Car award winners were named, and a PPG-painted car took Street Rod of the Year honors. In addition, PPG’s DITZLER® DSC5250 Satin Clear Kit won the inaugural Best New Product award in the extremely competitive Paint & Car Care Products category.

The PPG Dream Car awards are given to the two cars or trucks that best exemplify the outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution in a paint job. The popular accolade is highly prized with competition always stiff, as custom car painters and builders work hard to stand out from the crowd. This year, two exceptional cars earned that distinction: a 1929 Ford Model A owned by Dale Spangenberg III of Willoughby, Ohio, and a 1971 Oldsmobile 442 owned by Ed Pienta of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Spangenberg turned his Model A into a classic street rod: chopped, channeled and powered by a potent Pontiac 389 engine.  He did most of the work himself, along with Bill Evans and John Labbato through Spangenberg’s company, E & J Precision Fabrication.  The car features an exotic multi-toned blue finish. The look was achieved using several PPG DELTRON® products including K38 High Build Primer Surfacer, DBC 2000 Basecoat, DMD1696 Coarse Silver Dollar Aluminum and DMD650 Sparkle Aluminum Toners, and DCU2021 Urethane Clear along with several VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom blue candy tints. S & M Auto Body painted the car, and Jerome Borris did the complex art work and graphics.

Pienta also did most of the work on his Olds 442 in his garage workshop. He gave the coupe a complete frame-off restoration to 1971 specs. The car features a rare and powerful W-30 engine/drivetrain option, making it a genuine example of a ’70s-era muscle car. To ensure the car’s authenticity, Pienta made sure to match the car’s original color—Matador Red. He painted the 442 himself in a homemade spray booth using PPG’s Deltron brand DPLF Epoxy Primer, DPS 3055 V-PRIME® Acrylic Urethane Primer Surfacer, DAS 3025 V-SEAL® Acrylic Urethane Sealer, red DCC Concept Single-Stage and DCU 2021 Urethane Clear.


The Street Rod of the Year award went to a 1939 Oldsmobile, “Olds Cool,” painted by Charley Hutton and owned by Billy and Debbie Thomas of Corpus Christie, Texas. The Street Rod competition is open to all cars through the 1949 model year. Hutton gave Olds Cool a standout finish. To give the car the exact appearance he wanted, Hutton used an array of PPG products including Vibrance Collection VP2050 High Build Primer, ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat and ECS Sealer, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM™ D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and a special custom mix of tints and toners to achieve the unique “Kona Brown” finish.

Winning the Best New Product award with the Vibrance Collection DSC5250 Satin Clear Kit was also a notable achievement for the Automotive Refinish business unit. The kit features a quart of VC5250 Ditzler Satin Clear and a half pint of VH7250 Ditzler Satin Clear Hardener. Using advanced PPG technology, the low-gloss custom clear delivers a smooth and uniform satin finish with superior mar resistance. It can be used on accent stripes, hoods or the entire vehicle and gives custom car builders more choices and possibilities in their designs and paint schemes. In addition, DSC5250 Satin Clear is fully compatible with PPG’s Vibrance Collection brand paint system and is compliant in all North American regions.

Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. The three-day PPG-Goodguys event displayed more than 6,000 custom cars and trucks and attracted more than 75,000 auto enthusiasts. The organization produces dynamic and well-attended automotive events across the country including the national show in Columbus, Ohio. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events displaying the latest automotive refinish products, hottest colors and custom tones, unique pigments and special-effect finishes available in the Envirobase High Performance, Vibrance Collection, Deltron and other PPG brands.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.


Mississauga, ON – August 11, 2016
Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud drove his No. 22 PPG Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet to another Verizon IndyCar Series win, beating teammate and second-place finisher Will Power to the checkered flag in the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Sunday, July 31.

In his second season with Team Penske, Pagenaud has raced to four wins—the latest along with the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis—three of them in the PPG-painted car. With his Mid-Ohio victory, Pagenaud increased his lead in the driver championship standings to 58 points over his closest competitor, his teammate Power.

“Four wins! That’s awesome . . . and exciting,” said Pagenaud, a native of France. “The PPG Chevrolet seems to bring me good luck. It was really good today, and I was able to get to the winner’s circle.”

Thanks to Pagenaud’s first-place finish, Team Penske was presented with the Honda Indy 200 Owner’s Trophy, an honor given to the winning car’s owner. Team Penske, as a demonstration of appreciation, in turn presented the trophy to the team’s primary sponsor, PPG. PPG representative John Outcalt, vice president, global automotive refinish, accepted the honor.

“The PPG-Team Penske relationship is one we value and never take for granted,” said Outcalt. “Presenting PPG with this Owner’s Trophy was unexpected and speaks to the rich, mutually beneficial history between the two entities,” added Outcalt.

PPG has been a longtime major sponsor of Team Penske with a business association that dates back to PPG’s involvement in automobile racing and sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999. As a leading global supplier of high-performance coatings, PPG has become Penske Corporation’s exclusive supplier of refinish coatings for its racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries and facilities. Team Penske uses the PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne coatings system for painting its race cars. Simon Pagenaud’s Chevrolet showcases a lustrous blue and white PPG water-based finish and, like other PPG-sponsored Team Penske cars, displays the PPG logo.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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Mississauga, ON – August 18, 2016
A dazzling 1939 Oldsmobile Series 60 convertible dubbed “Olds Cool,” painted by Charley Hutton using PPG products, captured the inaugural Hot August Nights Cup on August 6 at the recent namesake classic car competition in Reno, Nev. The cup, equivalent to a best-in-show award, is the ultimate prize in the Hot August Nights event—a mix of music, entertainment and classic car show with more than 6,000 vehicles on display—that ran August 2–7.

Olds Cool is owned by Billy and Debbie Thomas of Robstown, Texas. It was built by Harold Chapman and his crew at Customs & Hot Rods of Andice in Georgetown, Texas. Charley Hutton then gave the car its winning finish. Hutton, well-respected in the custom car world, uses PPG products exclusively at his shop, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio, in Nampa, Idaho. He is renowned for choosing just the right color for a car to give it a unique—and award-winning—appearance. For Olds Cool, Hutton created Kona Brown using PPG VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2050 High Build Primer, ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat and ECS Sealer, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and a special custom mix of tints and toners to give the car its unique finish, ensuring it would stand apart from the competition. The car has a winning resume: Earlier this year Olds Cool won the 2016 Ridler Award—Hutton’s fourth—and was named the PPG-Goodguys Nationals Street Rod of the Year.

The Hot August Nights Cup competition was intense with only 50 cars from across the country allowed to enter the contest. Each entry endured the scrutiny of three demanding judges: Steve Mank, co-host Spike TV’s MuscleCar; Reggie Tibbets, co-owner of the SuperNationals car show in Albuquerque; and Eddie Potestio, owner of Eddie’s Rods & Customs, Pueblo West, Colo. More than $100,000 in cash and prizes was at stake for the top ten cars.

PPG-finished cars took an additional five of the top ten honors. A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Alex Short of Bluffdale, Utah, and built by Cam Miller and his team at HS Customs in Logan, Utah, came in fourth. Painter Cort Sessions gave the car a gleaming white finish using DELTRON® DP90LV Epoxy Primer, Vibrance Collection VP2050 High Build Primer, VP2100 Polyester Primer, Envirobase High Performance ECP15 Gray A-Chromatic Surfacer, Deltron DBC2000 Basecoat, Global Refinish System D8188 Glamor LV Clearcoat and custom mixes.

Fifth place was claimed by a 1959 Rambler American wagon built by Doug Jerger and the talented crew, including painter Moose Graczyk, at Squeeg’s Kustoms, Chandler, Ariz., for Scottsdale-based owner Dean Osland. Graczyk gave the car its root beer and titanium paint job paint job with PPG Deltron DBC2000 Basecoat, DCU2021 Urethane Clear and a custom mix of toners and tints.

Harold Chapman and his team at Customs & Hot Rods of Andice picked up a second honor taking seventh place with a 1949 Cadillac Model 62 convertible owned by Chapman’s wife Tracy. Shop manager Michael Kaiser had expert painter Lance Nelson give the Caddy its lustrous white and blue satin finish with Deltron DBC2000 Basecoat, a special blend of tints and toners and Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat.

A 1937 Ford Coupe won ninth place. Owned by Dan Wathor of Rio Linda, Calif., and built and painted by Kenny Welch of Kenny’s Rod Shop, Boise, Idaho, the car sported a copperish color achieved with Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat, a custom color mix and Deltron DCU2021 Urethane Clear.

Rounding out PPG’s brimming winner’s circle, in tenth place, was a stunning 1938 Alfa Romeo Club Coupe. The car, owned by Bart Bartoni of Modesto, Calif., was built by Ron Crume of Infinity Motorsports, Grants Pass, Ore. Crume also painted the Alfa, giving it a custom two-tone Tuscany Tan and Italian Ivory finish with Deltron DBC2000 Basecoat, DC4000 Velocity Premium Clear and a combination of toners and tints.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.


Mississauga, ON – September 14, 2016
PPG has expanded the capabilities of its ADJUSTRITE® commercial estimating system, the only program of its type designed especially for heavy-duty truck repairs, with the introduction of a commercial parts listing component. The new Web-based service, the AdjustRite Commercial Parts Listing Program, is designed to let suppliers post their parts catalogues and inventories online, in turn allowing fleets, repair facilities, insurers and claims personnel to check on parts availability and pricing at the same time that an AdjustRite estimate is being prepared. The easy-to-use program covers aftermarket, recycled, reconditioned and new take-off (NTO) parts. It requires only an Internet connection and works seamlessly on smart phones, most Web-enabled tablets, and laptop and desktop computers. No new software is needed.

“This is a unique advance for the commercial repair and claims industry,” said Ryan Woolfenden, marketing manager, PPG commercial value-added programs. “The AdjustRite system now combines an estimating platform with sources for parts. Our customers can make immediate, informed decisions. The program simplifies the entire estimating, sourcing and repair process thereby saving time and reducing costs. Everyone involved gains from a streamlined, transparent process.”

According to Woolfenden , the program benefits commercial parts providers by giving them direct access to the repair facilities, fleets, insurance companies, independent adjusting companies and third-party administrators making parts decisions along with the heightened visibility such contact yields. The system also generates tracking reports to monitor parts activity and potentially improve inventory management and business development strategy. Customers gain through multiple alternatives in parts selection, lower estimate, claim and repair cycle times, and more information about parts costs, availability and savings. The AdjustRite Commercial Parts Listing Program is now available to customers using the AdjustRite commercial estimating system.

For more information about the AdjustRite commercial estimating system, visit www.adjustrite.com or call (800) 516-5149.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo and AdjustRite are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, Ontario – September 20, 2016
PPG continued its commitment to custom car restorers with a two-day restoration seminar at the company’s Business Development Center in Wixom, Mich., August 16–17. The class, intended for professional custom builders, hobbyists, OEM representatives and vocational technology students, focused on the challenges involved in the restoration process and highlighted PPG techniques and products for successfully prepping and painting automotive restoration projects.

Attendees received instruction from Jeff Matauch, PPG Business Development Center manager, and Charley Hutton of Charley Hutton's Color Studio, Nampa, Idaho. Matauch has more than 35 years of professional experience restoring and painting award-winning cars. Hutton is regarded as an elite painter in the custom car world and has accumulated an array of prestigious honors, including three Ridler Awards, in his career. The two men led the seminar with interactive classroom instruction as well as practical hands-on training.

“Custom automotive restoration projects can be complex, challenging and puzzling, especially when it comes to the critical stage of prepping and painting a vehicle,” said Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training. “We want to support our customers—Jeff and Charley have so much knowledge and they’re eager to share it. This two-day class is valuable for restorers at all levels.”

The seminars are designed to keep PPG customers at the leading edge of industry developments. Comprehensive instruction covered surface preparation and the selection and proper use of the PPG undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats available for different types of restoration projects.

“There’s so much to be aware of when restoring a car,” said Hutton. “We want people to walk out feeling they’ve learned something and have the ability to apply that knowledge when giving a custom car, classic or street rod a world-class finish.”

According to Mark Lauth, owner of MPB Restorations, Willis, Mich., Hutton and Matauch achieved their objectives. “The PPG class was beneficial, giving me clear and valuable new information about the restoration process. That’s my business, and I’ll be able to use what I learned right away—tomorrow.”

Tom Roth, a proficient paint technician at Impact Collision, Grand Rapids, Mich., agreed. “There’s always something to learn at these classes. I came here to find out about new PPG products and processes. I also wanted to talk to Charley and Jeff and get their insights.”

Attendees received copies of PPG’s Custom Restoration Guide. The manual, created by Cremeans and other industry specialists, offers a real-world look into the restoration process. The guide details standard operating procedures for custom builds and restorations and outlines PPG's recommended process for successful surface prepping and painting. It documents the techniques involved in all steps of restoration from stripping a substrate to color identification and paint application. The guide is available online at the PPG website and may be viewed or downloaded free of charge. Also available online is an introductory video of the custom restoration seminar that provides an overview of what is covered in the two-day class.

PPG custom restoration classes are offered at various PPG Business Development Centers and field locations across the country year-round and open to interested individuals. Dates and locations can be found on the Custom Resotration training page of the PPG Refinish website.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, Ontario – September 23, 2016
PPG Canada has named Christie Alexander territory manager for British Columbia. Norm Angrove, director, Refinish Canada, made the announcement. Christie will be the PPG representative to the company’s automotive refinish distributors throughout the province.

Christie joined PPG Canada in August of this year. She has extensive experience in the refinish business. Before coming to PPG Canada, Christie was a territory manager for several automotive refinish-related manufacturers including Fibre Glass-Evercoat Co. of Canada, Dominion Sure Seal, ASET (Automotive Spraying Equipment Technologies), Meguiar’s and Anest Iwata.

“We are very pleased that Christie has joined us,” said Angrove. “She brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge, an understanding of our distributors’ requirements and a positive attitude. We welcome her and know she’ll make a fine addition to the PPG team.”

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, Ontario – September 27, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, PPG is the exclusive paint sponsor of FenderBender Live, FenderBender magazine’s website for coverage of the 2016 SEMA Show. FenderBender Live, fenderbenderlive.com, is the one-stop site for comprehensive reporting of this year’s SEMA Show, which runs Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Running concurrently with the SEMA Show, FenderBender Live’s coverage will include news items, interviews with key industry professionals, celebrities, exhibitors and staff, and photos—of exhibits, people, cars and more—from the event floor. Industry professionals are invited to visit the FenderBender Live website to sign up for daily email recaps that will be available through FenderBender Live’s free newsletter; website content will also be updated continuously.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. “SEMA is the highpoint for industry trends, advances in technology, new products or processes and who’s at the forefront,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director. “PPG’s sponsorship of FenderBender Live helps to ensure that vital information about the show is disseminated to as many collision industry professionals as possible—whether they’re attending or unable to make it to Las Vegas,” he added.

Jake Weyer, editor of FenderBender magazine, underscored Parran’s thoughts. “PPG’s sponsorship of FenderBender Live allows us to continue to provide SEMA Show attendees and repair professionals watching from afar with the absolute best coverage of this huge industry event,” Weyer said. “We appreciate PPG’s unparalleled support.”

FenderBender magazine is the nation’s leading collision repair magazine, serving approximately 45,000 collision repair professionals across the country with its award-winning monthly print publication. Through its print and online offerings, FenderBender provides readers with strategies and motivation for collision repair success. Visit fenderbender.com to sign up for SEMA Show updates and recaps or for more information.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, Ontario – October 4, 2016
Cars and trucks bearing PPG finishes carried off several key awards at the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup held September 9–10 at Dollywood Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. This year the event introduced the Street Rodder Triple Crown of Rodding consisting of three prestigious honors—Best Street Machine, Best Street Cruiser and Best Street Rod. Car builders Zach Ingram and Alan Johnson took two of the three major awards. Kevin Simmons took the noteworthy Best Finish award, while Dustin Foust and Jason Graham each earned Top 25 honors.

Zach Ingram, working out of his shop, ZRodz and Customs in Knox, Ind., captured the Best Street Machine award with his entry, an immaculate 1970 ’Cuda. The car, owned by Casey Hornik, and painted by Ingram, sported a radiant white coat that was achieved with a mix of PPG products: DELTRON® DP90LF Epoxy Primer, DPS3055 V-PRIME® Acrylic Urethane Surfacer, DAS3025 V-SEAL® Acrylic Urethane Sealer-Gray and DBC 2000 Basecoat along with VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2100 Primer and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM™ D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat.

Alan-Johnson-1953-StudebakerAlan Johnson, from Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, Ala., came to the show with a remarkable 1953 Studebaker he built for Paul and Betty Gilliam. Johnson’s been using PPG products in his shop since 1995. Johnson and painter Greg Chalcraft used Deltron DBC9700 Basecoat, Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat, D8115 Matte Clearcoat and D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoat to give the Studie its distinctive and rich black finish—a paint scheme that helped the car win the event’s Best Street Cruiser award.

The show’s Best Finish award went to Kevin Simmons of Hiddenite, N.C., for his 1964 Chevy truck. Simmons turned to painter Michael Canter, of Muscle Car Accessories in nearby Taylorsville, to give the truck its deep black coat and vibrant, contrasting red stripe. Canter chose the PPG Deltron brand’s DBC 2000 Basecoat, DCC9300 CONCEPT® Acrylic Urethane Single-stage Gloss Black and DCU2002 Concept High Solids Polyurethane Clear to make the truck an award winner.

It was his 1955 Ford pickup that garnered Top 25 honors for Dustin Foust, owner of Classic Restorations of Southern Indiana LLC in Floyds Knobs, Ind. Foust acquired the truck when he was just 13. He worked on it little by little and 17 years later had a truck worthy of elite status in the custom builder world. Foust used PPG’s Deltron coatings including DP40LF Epoxy Primer, K36 PRIMA™ Acrylic Urethane Primer Surfacer and DCC9300 Concept Acrylic Urethane Single-stage Gloss Black to give the Ford its gleaming black finish.

Jason Graham also earned a Top 25 award. His entry, a 1940 Mercury out of his shop, Jason Graham Hot Rods & Cool Customs, in Portland, Tenn., easily caught the judges’ attention. Graham built and painted the car himself, giving it a bold custom yellow finish with Vibrance Collection VP2050 DTM High Build Primer and the Deltron brand’s DBC 2000 Basecoat, DBC500 Color Blender and DCU2002 Concept High Solids Polyurethane Clear that made for an award-winning combination.

The Shades of the Past show, now in its 34th year, includes hot rods, street rods, classics and customs up to 1972. Many of the vehicles are original, well-preserved models while others have been turned into customized automotive art by imaginative builders and painters. PPG is a strong supporter of the event and its participants.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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, Global Refinish System and Prima are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Deltron, Vibrance Collection, V-Prime, V-Seal and Concept are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Cars, trucks, bikes and stars fill the display


Mississauga, Ontario – October 11, 2016
PPG is tipping its hat to color through a display of dazzling paint jobs and world-class custom cars, trucks and motorcycles at this year’s SEMA show set for Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The PPG exhibit, booth 24601, will focus on the unbeatable combination of advanced refinish products, custom builders and boundless imagination.

More than 100,000 domestic and international industry professionals attend the annual SEMA show. The much-anticipated event provides attendees with product demonstrations, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more; PPG is always an enthusiastic exhibitor.

“SEMA is the industry’s big show, and we like being part of it,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG manager, marketing communications. “This is where everyone gathers to see what’s new, what’s hot, where the industry is going. And every year the painters and builders amaze us with their creative and ingenious use of PPG products. The PPG booth is open to all SEMA visitors. Come see us, meet the industry’s leaders and check out some really wild wheels.”

Mix PPG products with abundantly talented builders and painters, and SEMA visitors have plenty to see in booth 24601.

The Stars Who Make the Cars
PPG is presenting the stars of the industry:

  • Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio
    Hutton’s colorful work has earned him four Ridler Awards, the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup Ultimate Best of Show award, several Street Rod of the Year and Custom Rod of the Year awards, an America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award and other major prizes. Hutton uses only PPG products.

  • Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop
    Alloway, a member of the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame, builds street rods that represent absolute coolness. America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Goodguys Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year and a Ridler honor are just a few of his awards. DELTRON® coatings are Alloway’s paint preference.

  • Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
    The Kellys are a major presence in Southern California’s cutting-edge car scene. Tom is a gifted striper and muralist; son Mitch is known for his fantastic paint designs. The Kellys choose VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes to create their extraordinary design schemes.

  • Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio
    Hollenbeck is well-known to Northern California’s custom car set. He’s painted three AMBR winners and several Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winners. His cars have also embellished the covers of notable publications including Street Rodder and Rodder’s Journal. Hollenbeck uses PPG products exclusively.

  • Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery
    Youngblood, known as “the father of modern day race car designs,” is one of drag racing’s most talented graphic artists. His gallery showcases his work along with that of other top artists in the field. His work has been featured in numerous motorsport publications and on various TV shows including Monster Garage.

  • Mark Worman and Will Scott, Graveyard Carz
    Worman and Scott can be seen on Graveyard Carz, a reality show on the Velocity Channel that focuses on Worman's collision shop, Welby's Car Care in Springfield, Ore. Worman is the shop owner; Scott is the painter. They work primarily on Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars. PPG is their paint of choice.

  • Racer Joey Logano, Team Penske NASCAR Sprint Series driver, along with a representative from John Force Racing—drag racing’s foremost team, will be in the booth sharing on-track adventures. Both teams use PPG products for their cars.

These elite automotive celebrities will be signing autographs, offering painting tips and talking about their PPG product preferences. To meet them at PPG booth 24601, check the schedule below for appearance dates and times.

Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles
In addition to the stars listed above, PPG will showcase an array of stunning cars, trucks and bikes:

  • Charley Hutton’s Ridler award winner “Olds Cool”

  • Darryl Hollenbeck’s Ford, named America’s Most Beautiful Roadster

  • Ryan Korek’s merlot red International pickup dubbed “Eight Dollar Corn”

  • Jerry Kjensrud’s Chevy, “Halo,” Grand National Roadster Show award winner

  • Nathan Curry’s debut of his tribute motorcycle

  • Joe Ballard’s multiple award-winning tribute custom bike

PPG will also be honoring the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). The PVA was founded by a band of wounded soldiers who returned home from World War II with spinal cord injuries. Paralyzed Veterans of America is dedicated to providing veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, with everything they need to live full and productive lives.

PPG Celebrity Appearance Schedule

Tuesday - Nov. 1

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Mark Worman and Will Scott, Graveyard Carz

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio

2:3 0p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

*John Force Racing at 9:00 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday - Nov. 2

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

 

Thursday - Nov. 3

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

12:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Joey Logano, Penske Racing

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

Friday - Nov. 4

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Vibrance Collection and Deltron are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Mississauga, Ontario – October 25, 2016
A 1967 Chevelle and a 1961 Ford F-100 pickup—both painted with PPG products—earned top honors from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association last week. The Chevelle, built by Jeremy and Phil Gerber and the crew at the Roadster Shop for owner Tom Demrovsky of Wadsworth, Ohio, received the 2016 Muscle Machine of the Year award. The Ford, owned by Todd Williams of Phoenix, Ariz., and customized and painted by Jason Graham, was named the winner of the 2016 Goodguys Truck of the Year-Late. The “Late” category covers the 1953–1972 model years. Both selections were made by a panel of judges chosen by the Goodguys.

According to John Drummond, editor of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette, the Chevelle and the Ford were selected as the overall winners of their respective groups, seven finalists each, from regional Goodguys events. “As always, these were tough competitors,” said Drummond. “Each car and truck that qualifies is a showstopper and picking just one for each award is difficult, but these two were genuinely outstanding and deserving of recognition.”

Demrovsky’s ’67 Chevelle was built at the Roadster Shop headquarters in Mundelein, Ill. The skilled customizers and painters at the shop turned the car into a work of automotive muscle and art pumping up its power—850 horsepower—and giving it a street-smart look. Appropriately named “Onyx,” the Chevelle sports a classic lustrous black finish. The impeccable paint job was achieved with several PPG products including DELTRON® 2000 DBC DMD1683 Basecoat Black and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat.

Williams acquired his truck from its original owner and turned it over to Graham to apply his talents. Working out of his shop, Jason Graham Hot Rods & Cool Customs, in Portland, Tenn., Graham transformed the pickup into a stunning standout. After a considerable amount of body work, mechanical enhancements and performance upgrades, the truck was given a PPG finish. Graham created a deep, rich color he dubbed “mahogany pearl” using products from PPG’s VIBRANCE COLLECTION® brand—VP2050 DTM High Build Primer and VP2100 Polyester Primer—and the Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat and CONCEPT® DCU2021 Urethane Clear.

With their awards, the Ford and the Chevelle have earned spots in the Goodguys Top 12 exhibit set for the Goodguys Southwest Nationals, Nov. 18–20, at Westworld of Scottsdale.

Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. The organization produces dynamic and well-attended automotive events across the country. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events displaying the latest automotive refinish products, hottest colors and custom tones, unique pigments and special-effect finishes available in the Vibrance Collection, Deltron and other PPG brands.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 Global Refinish System are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Deltron, Concept and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.



Mississauga, Ontario – October 27, 2016
PPG is rolling out a rainbow of cars, trucks and motorcycles at booth 24601 at this year’s SEMA show set for Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Show visitors are invited to the PPG display to see what happens when the industry’s premium refinish products are placed in the hands of the custom car world’s most talented builders and painters. The results are bold, spectacular and show off today’s hottest ideas and trends in paint design.

The PPG booth will feature stunning custom cars, trucks and bikes including:

  • Charley Hutton’s Ridler award winner “Olds Cool”

  • Darryl Hollenbeck’s Ford, named America’s Most Beautiful Roadster

  • Ryan Korek’s merlot red International pickup dubbed “Eight Dollar Corn”

  • Jerry Kjensrud’s Chevy, “Halo,” Grand National Roadster Show award winner

  • Nathan Curry’s debut of his tribute motorcycle

  • Joe Ballard’s multiple award-winning tribute bike

The industry’s brightest stars of the industry will be on hand:

  • Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

  • Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

  • Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

  • Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio

  • Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

  • Mark Worman and Will Scott, Graveyard Carz

  • Doug Dorr, 1 SHOT® Pin Striping Artist

In addition, the racing world will be well-represented by a member of John Force Racing—drag racing’s foremost team—along with Joey Logano, Team Penske NASCAR Sprint Series driver. There’ll be plenty of surprises, too.

These elite automotive celebrities will sign autographs, offer tips and talk about their PPG product preferences. To mingle with the stars, check the schedule below for appearance dates and times.

PPG Celebrity Appearance Schedule

Tuesday - Nov. 1

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

John Force Racing Team

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Mark Worman and Will Scott, Graveyard Carz

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio

2:3 0p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

Wednesday - Nov. 2

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Doug Dorr, Free 1 Shot Pin Striping

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

 

Thursday - Nov. 3

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art

12:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Joey Logano, Penske Racing

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Doug Dorr, Free 1 Shot Pin Striping

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

 

Friday - Nov. 4

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Doug Dorr, Free 1 Shot Pin Striping

(Appearance schedule subject to change.)

PPG will also honor the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), an organization dedicated to providing veterans and people with disabilities, and their families, with everything they need to live full and productive lives.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo and 1 Shot are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 18, 2016
Cam Miller, working out of his shop HS Customs in Logan, Utah, took the big prize at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas, claiming the prestigious 2016 Battle of the Builders award with a PPG-painted brilliant white 1969 Camaro. The award is a major part of the annual SEMA event and was announced Nov. 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Camaro, owned by Alex Short of Bluffdale, Utah, and dubbed “Under Pressure,” was painted exclusively with PPG refinish products.

HS Customs painter Cort Sessions gave the car its gleaming finish using PPG’s DELTRON® DBC2000 Basecoat, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8188 Glamour LV Clearcoat and custom mixes along with other Deltron, VIBRANCE COLLECTION® and ENVIROBASE® High Performance products.

“Winning the Battle of the Builders is obviously a huge honor,” said Miller. “I am humbled, relieved and excited that all our hard work has paid off. And I am grateful for all the wonderful technical support and guidance we received from PPG. Their team of experts made a huge difference.”

Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG manager, marketing communications responded, “We’re as excited as Cam about this win. We’re constantly impressed with what our customers can do using our products. Supporting Cam and seeing his imagination unleashed is its own reward. Under Pressure is an awesome car.”

The SEMA Show is the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event. The Battle of the Builders competition is open only to vehicles on exhibit at the SEMA Show and attracts the best builders in the country who come to SEMA to display their talent and creativity. This year’s competition started with 250 vehicles entered by elite car and truck customizers. Industry notables David Freiburger, executive producer, TEN: The Enthusiast Network; Fred Williams, editor-at-large, Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off Road; and RJ de Vera, customer engagement leader, Meguiar’s, Inc., served as the competition’s judges. The Camaro’s lustrous paint and style caught their eyes as they whittled the field down to 10 finalists. The finalists then judged each other’s work and voted to determine the winner of the 2016 SEMA Battle of the Builders.

The Camaro was no stranger to tough competition. Miller unveiled the car at the Detroit Autorama. It then went on to win Utah’s Finest at the Salt Lake City Autorama, finished in the top five for Street Machine of the Year at the PPG-Goodguys event in Columbus, Ohio, and took the Builders Choice award at the Goodguys event in Loveland, Colo. It was a finalist in the Hot August Nights Cup contest in Reno this summer.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 Global Refinish System are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Deltron, Envirobase and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


PPG-Painted Cars and Trucks Capture Major Awards

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 23, 2016
PPG was the big winner at the recent SEMA show held Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG-painted cars and trucks took color to new heights and claimed an array of prestigious awards and recognition. The wins reinforced PPG’s position as the custom car world’s winning choice in automotive refinish products.

“This has been another great year for PPG at SEMA,” said John Parran, PPG marketing director. “We provide great products, and our customers—these talented builders and painters—do the rest by letting their imaginations go wild. They’re creative, they understand color and they’re inspired to outdo the competition. That’s how they win awards.”

SEMA’s top prize, the 2016 Battle of the Builders award, went to Cam Miller and his shop HS Customs in Logan, Utah, for a 1969 Camaro dubbed “Under Pressure” and owned by Alex Short of Bluffdale, Utah. Cort Sessions gave the car its gleaming finish using PPG’s DELTRON® 2000 DBC Basecoat, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM D8188 Glamour LV Clearcoat and custom mixes along with other Deltron, VIBRANCE COLLECTION® and ENVIROBASE® High Performance products. “Winning the Battle of the Builders is obviously a huge honor,” said Miller. “I am humbled, relieved and excited that all our hard work has paid off. And I’m grateful for all the wonderful technical support and guidance we received from PPG.”

The Mothers Shine Award went to “Olds Cool,” a 1939 Oldsmobile owned by Billy and Debbie Thomas of Corpus Christi, Texas. Olds Cool was built by Harold Chapman and the team at Customs & Hot Rods of Andice in Georgetown, Texas. Elite painter Charley Hutton gave the car its Kona Brown finish—a custom color of his own making. Hutton used PPG Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat and Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and a special custom mix of tints and toners to give Olds Cool its unique coat. Olds Cool took the 2016 Ridler Award and was named the PPG-Goodguys Nationals Street Rod of the Year.

Jeremy and Phil Gerber and the crew at the Roadster Shop in Mundelein, Ill., scooped up key awards. The skilled customizers and painters at the shop turned a 1967 Chevelle, owned by Tom Demrovsky of Wadsworth, Ohio, into a standout winner that took the GM Design Award for Classic Car of the Year and finished in the top 10 in the Battle of the Builders; it also won the Good Guys Muscle Machine of the Year a few months back. Fittingly named “Onyx,” the Chevelle features a classic radiant black paint job achieved with PPG’s Deltron DBC DMD1683 Basecoat Black toner, Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and other PPG refinish products. The shop also presented a 1969 Camaro, “Inferno,” owned by John and Nicki Wilkus, that won the Good Guys Rod & Custom Association’s Gold Award and was a top-10 finalist for the Mothers Shine Award. Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat, Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat, OEM formulas McLaren Volcano Yellow (code 937178) and Ferrari Argento Nurburgring Metallic (code 36520), and Deltron DBC DMD1683 Basecoat Black toner gave the car its appealing finish. To top off the honors, the Roadster Shop also received the Hot Rod Industry Alliance Business of the Year award.

Randy Borcherding and his crew at Painthouse, just outside Houston, took Rob Roberts’ 1971 Camaro “Enigma” and helped it win the GM Design Award for Best Crate Engine Build. The car, built by GAP Racing in Houston, was entrusted to Painthouse for bodywork and one of their signature paint jobs. Borcherding’s team created an intense custom color named “Superduper Blue.” Using Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat, Vibrance Collection VP2050 and VP2100 Primers and CONCEPT® DCU2021 Urethane Clear, the Painthouse crew produced an award-winning finish.

Mark Giambalvo of Creative Rod & Kustom, Womelsdorf, Pa., exhibited a 1968 Chevy Truck he built for Jason Owens, Limerick, Pa. With its dark mocha metallic finish, the pickup looked like a sure winner. The judges agreed and presented the Chevy with the coveted GM Design Award for Best Truck. Giambalvo’s painter, Jason Dunkelberger, gave the truck its rich and smooth finish with Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat, Concept DCU2021 Urethane Clear and Global Refinish System D8115 Matte Clearcoat.

Dave and Dom Tucci of Tucci Hot Rods and Dom Tucci Design, Marcy, N.Y., displayed their 2016 Fiesta ST and won the Ford Outstanding Achievement in Design and Mothers Choice Excellence in Automotive Design awards. The Fiesta also earned an Optima Batteries Golden Ticket to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational event held the weekend after SEMA. Painter John Ramsey from John’s Auto Restoration, Rome, N.Y., used Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat, Ford OEM code 8321 Pure White Basecoat and a combination of Global Refinish System D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoats to give the Fiesta its remarkable finish.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 Global Refinish System are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Deltron, Envirobase, Concept and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – December 1, 2016
Amid the action of the recent SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the PPG booth, with its “Salute to Color” theme, was vibrant with custom-car world celebrities, award-winning cars and some very special guests: members of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Hosting veterans from Paralyzed Veterans of America was PPG’s way of saying thank you to the men and women of the armed forces who have sacrificed so much for the nation. Based in Washington, D.C., the nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing disabled veterans—from as far back as World War II—and their families with everything they need to live full and productive lives. With paralyzed veterans composing the group’s board of directors, the organization well understands the many challenges and obstacles its members face.

“We learned about Paralyzed Veterans of America through our relationship with Team Penske,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG manager, marketing communications. “We wanted to recognize and celebrate the freedom and choices we have in this country—from the ability to pick the cars we drive to the color and paint we choose for them—and the role our armed forces play in keeping us safe and free to make those choices. Paralyzed Veterans’ members have paid a high price to keep us secure. It’s PPG’s privilege to have them with us at SEMA.”

Booth visitors waiting to meet elite painters had a chance to write thank-you notes to Paralyzed Veterans of America members in appreciation of their service to the nation. Monetary donations were also welcome and more than $3,100 was raised for the organization. PPG contributed to the cause with two pieces of original art—renditions of stylized “Salute to Color” postage stamps created by PPG painters Jeff Matauch and Frank Ramos—that Paralyzed Veterans of America can auction to raise funds.

Paralyzed Veterans also had the opportunity to make the public aware of the many services it provides through its 34 chapters across the country. Special attention was given to the group’s “Wheels Helping Warriors” fundraising vehicle donation program, which provides the organization with significant financial support.

“We cannot adequately express our gratitude to PPG for its support of our organization and members,” said Bill Lawson, Paralyzed Veterans’ immediate past president, who attended SEMA. “Including us in their booth—giving us a chance to make the automotive industry aware of what we do and the backing we need—goes beyond thank you.”

Additional information about PPG and Paralyzed Veterans of America at SEMA can be found on the PPG Facebook page www.facebook.com/PPGRefinish.

To learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America, visit www.pva.org.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.



MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – December 7, 2016
The recent SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center featured an array of custom cars and trucks, concept vehicles, motorcycles and special projects each more amazing than the next. But one car, a 1965 Mustang owned by Chris Marechal and dubbed “Vicious Mustang,” created a buzz that took custom to a whole new extreme. Marechal commissioned Jason Pecikonis and his talented crew at Timeless Kustoms in Camarillo, Calif., to take the car from meek to mighty. What started out as a simple coupe ended up as a show-stopping fastback road machine with 1,000 horsepower, a performance-focused build, bright red interior and a remarkable silver-gray paint job achieved with PPG’s automotive refinish products.

Pecikonis and his team converted the Mustang coupe to a sleek fastback using existing body parts and advanced fabrication skills. They then focused on creating race-ready performance and raw power ensuring that the fastback would be worthy of the name Vicious Mustang. The car’s engine, a Ford Performance 5.1L Aluminator, is based on a Mustang GT350R engine and was enhanced with two turbochargers and a supercharger to produce the astounding 1,000 horsepower. Drivetrain, suspension and mechanical systems were designed to accommodate the car’s muscle.

While Vicious Mustang is all about rocket power and speed, Timeless Kustoms gave it great style and presence with a predator-like profile. The “look at me” red interior is eye-catching and the silver-gray matte finish gives the fastback a sophisticated appearance that complements its performance attributes—like a quiet monster that roars only when it wants to and then roars very loud.

Shop owner Pecikonis painted the Mustang himself. To get the exact look he wanted, Pecikonis turned to PPG for several premium products including VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2050 DTM High Build Primer, ENVIROBASE® High Performance Waterborne Basecoat, ECP15 A-Chromatic Surfacer-Gray and ECS25 A-Chromatic LV Sealer-Gray, and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM™ D8115 Matte Clearcoat. A special Timeless Kustom mix created the unique Vicious Silver Titanium color.

Vicious Mustang attracted a crowd at its SEMA debut. It will soon begin appearing at various shows and racing events around the country.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 Global Refinish System are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Vibrance Collection and Envirobase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


“Voice of the customer” shapes latest color tool innovation

 

Mississauga, Ontario – December 8, 2016
Recognizing that blending is not always an option for some paint technicians, PPG has made significant upgrades to its traditional tint guides and created new posters that provide quick, visual “at a glance” recommendations for refinish situations when tinting may be required.

The new guides are the result of a concerted “voice of the customer” effort by PPG in which representatives visited collision centers, interviewed painters and met with distributors to ensure that PPG customers are provided with the most advanced, accurate and efficient color tools. “We traveled to over 80 collision centers to listen to what our customers had to say,” said Mike Henry, PPG global color tools and color variant manager. “We talked to more than 150 industry professionals and found that our color chips are their go-to tool. We also learned that there isn’t always the option to blend: When that happens, tinting becomes the priority. Knowing that time and speed are important in the refinish process, we made improvements to our tinting guides to address the issue.”


The new posters utilize an innovative visual pictogram system. According to Henry, paint technicians can look at the pictograms to quickly locate toner qualities and their impact on the overall mix. Face and flop color characteristics are easily identified and particularly helpful when color travel is important. In addition, the pictograms address pearls, aluminums, special effects and more. The intent is to assist the technician in moving swiftly and simply to the targeted color match.

“With all the new car colors and effects OEMs are bringing out, we need to make sure our customers have all the color tools they require,” added Henry. “The new tint guides are a solid addition to the PPG color toolbox.”

The new tint guide posters are now available to PPG waterborne customers globally. Solvent-based guides will soon be introduced.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – December 13, 2016
A gleaming black 1953 Studebaker was named the 2016 Goodguys Custom Rod of the Year. The car was customized and painted by Alan Johnson and his team at Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop in Gadsden, Ala., using PPG refinish products. The award was presented November 19 at the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s 19th annual Southwest Nationals at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The Studebaker, owned by Paul and Betty Gilliam of Birmingham, Ala., was selected out of a competitive field of seven custom rod finalists from regional Goodguys events held throughout the past year. Goodguys defines “custom rod” as a car that “tastefully blends customizing techniques or factory stock bodies with modern-day performance, engineering, components and styling.” Custom rods from 1949 to 1972 were eligible to enter the contest. In the judges’ eyes, the Studebaker met the qualifications exceptionally well, well enough to be named the winner.

“Competition is always stiff for Goodguys awards,” said John Drummond, editor of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette. “We get the best of the best going for the top prizes, and it’s never easy to pick just one, especially in the custom rod category. But this car was different. Alan Johnson and the Gilliams built a masterpiece. It combines European coach building with contemporary style mixed with American hot rod essentials. They have a car they can be proud of.”

Johnson has been using PPG products since 1995. Painter Greg Chalcraft applied DELTRON® DBC9700 Basecoat, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat, D8115 Matte Clearcoat and D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoat to give the car its award-winning deep black finish. Johnson is no stranger to prestigious awards. His cars have won several other significant Goodguys honors including the Custom Street Machine, Trendsetter of the Year and Street Rod of the Year awards. The Studebaker also received Best Street Cruiser award at the Shades of the Past event in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., this past summer.

Goodguys is one of the world’s largest rod and custom associations, with more than 70,000 active members. The organization produces dynamic and well-attended automotive events across the country. PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. PPG exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events, displaying the latest automotive refinish products, hottest colors and custom tones, unique pigments and special-effect finishes available in the VIBRANCE COLLECTION®, Deltron and other PPG brands.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Global Refinish System, Deltron and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.



PPG Refinish wishes you and your family a Happy Holiday Season.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – January 4, 2017
The New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) honored PPG by naming it the organization’s Sponsor of the Year for 2016. The announcement was made by chapter director Cheryl LaPrade at SCC’s annual grant distribution ceremony held on Dec. 8 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, N.H. Michael Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager, accepted the honor on behalf of PPG. It was the second time in three years that PPG has been recognized as Sponsor of the Year.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure for us to recognize PPG’s exceptional support,” said LaPrade. “Without question, PPG is our top sponsor. Since PPG started working with us, the company’s support has been consistent and critical to our success in helping children in need across New England. We are sincerely grateful to PPG and look forward to a continued and positive relationship.”

SCC is a national organization based in Charlotte, N.C. It provides funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that meet the direct educational, medical, social and financial needs of children. SCC supports more than 400 organizations with generous grants provided through its eight regional chapters across the nation. Each chapter determines the needs of its surrounding communities and helps fund local organizations.

PPG has supported SCC in New Hampshire since 2009 with the organization’s Track Walk and Red Bucket Brigade collections. PPG is the sole sponsor of the Track Walk, an annual fundraising event that takes place during the July NASCAR racing weekend held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. This year the walk followed an afternoon XFINITY Series race. Approximately 250 enthusiastic participants walked the one-mile circuit, raising more than $15,800. Through its relationship with Team Penske, PPG was able to invite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano to join the walkers.

The Red Bucket Brigade is made up of SCC volunteers who pass red buckets through the stands and collect contributions from racing fans at both the July and September Sunday NASCAR events at the speedway. According to LaPrade, more than $81,000 has been raised through these events since PPG got involved.

“This is quite an honor,” said Patenaude. “The work SCC does is so important to the kids it reaches and to our communities. We view our ongoing commitment to SCC as something that contributes significantly to the well-being of children, that what we do can make a difference. We are touched that the SCC has recognized us this way. We appreciated being named Sponsor of the Year, but it is second to the important work that SCC does.”

SCC was founded in 1982 by Bruton Smith, chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., (SMI) and Sonic Automotive, to honor his son, Bruton Cameron Smith, who died at a young age. The elder Smith was passionate about wanting to help children in need and established SCC to support charities in communities around his SMI racetracks. Since its inception, SCC has funded thousands of organizations that help children lead productive lives.

To learn more about Speedway Children’s Charities visit www.speedwaycharities.org.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2015. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – February 3, 2017
PPG will present its latest commercial coating technologies at the 29th annual National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) convention and trade show Feb. 15–17 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The show is held exclusively for light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers and suppliers and is considered to be the industry’s leading event. Last year the show drew more than 800 attendees, a number that’s expected to increase this year. PPG will display its lineup of advanced commercial coatings products in booth 410.

“Clearly, this is a must-attend event for PPG and trailer industry professionals,” said Steve Podlas, commercial coatings brand manager for PPG. “PPG has a long-standing relationship with the NATM and many of its members. We work with them to ensure that our products solve their specific coatings concerns. The PPG exhibit includes a trailer painted with various paint system technologies that exemplify real-life application situations. Attendees are invited to visit our booth and see how PPG coatings, including the DELFLEET® Evolution and DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® paint systems, can protect their products.”

The NATM was established to help improve trailer safety and performance and to serve as the representative for trailer manufacturers and their suppliers when issues of trailer safety and pertinent regulations arise. The annual convention provides the group’s members with educational, networking and communication opportunities along with information about the latest industry developments.

PPG offers a full range of advanced coating technologies products formulated for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, Delfleet Essential, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – February 7, 2017
PPG today announced that it has developed several key advances in its popular array of software and hardware color tools. The news was delivered by Denise Lu, PPG global marketing director. While specifics are still under wraps, Lu indicated that dramatic enhancements to the company’s PAINTMANAGER® color management software, RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer and TOUCHMIX® color retrieval system are clear expressions of PPG’s commitment to maintaining its leadership position in automotive refinish color technology.

“We have been working on critical initiatives that will elevate our color tools to a whole new level, all to the benefit to our customers,” said Lu. “Those individuals who attended the SEMA show and saw our video about color tools have an idea of what’s coming. Our color management, identification and retrieval products are already highly efficient and accurate; they’re in daily use in collision centers around the country. Now we’re giving these products advanced features and capabilities to make automotive refinishing even easier, more productive and more quality-focused.”

The advanced tools will be part of a new Color Solutions product line branded XI. “XI means excellent, innovative, exciting, intuitive and exceptional, all key attributes for this line of tools. We firmly believe that our customers will quickly see and embrace the value of XI products, and we are proud of bringing 25 years of consistent, reliable color matching technology to the refinish industry,” Lu added.

The first of the three initiatives, the TouchMix XI computer, was released this month in the U.S. and Canada. Exclusive to PPG, this robust Windows OS computer provides a secure and compact solution for the most demanding environments.

Second is the PaintManager XI program software. It will be rolled out across the U.S. and Canada this spring and introduced to additional markets soon thereafter. This next-generation software features numerous process improvements and a more intuitive workflow to help managers oversee the productivity and profitability of their paint mixing operations more effectively. The new software also provides greater opportunities for collaboration.

Rounding out the trio of new tools is the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer. This third-generation spectrophotometer was designed exclusively for PPG to significantly advance collision repair. The innovative spectrophotometer combines eleven color angles and five texture angles for a total of sixteen geometries powered with six blue-enhanced LEDs, making it the most advanced technology in the industry today. Technicians will be able to benefit from the five texture digital color images that provide real-time paint surface viewing. In addition, the intuitive touchscreen user interface captures vital job details with Wi-Fi connectivity directly to the PaintManager XI software. PPG’s extensive reflectance data and color image database will help provide the added confidence required in match rating and texture information.

Details about the new color products will be released in a few weeks.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 RapidMatch are trademarks and the PPG Logo, PaintManager and TouchMix are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – March 2, 2017
PPG’s array of technologically advanced commercial coatings will be on exhibit in booth 3781 at the annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) trade show. Popularly known as the Work Truck Show, the 2017 edition will take place March 14–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Regarded as the work truck industry’s premier event, the annual show provides valuable networking and learning opportunities for industry professionals. Show attendees can see the newest products, attend industry-focused training courses and meet with technical engineering representatives. With its strong relationship with the NTEA and its membership body, PPG, with its numerous commercial coatings brands, is a key exhibitor at the show.

“The Work Truck Show has always been one of our most important events,” said J.J. Wirth, commercial coatings brand manager for PPG. “We work very closely with the industry and understand the ever-evolving issues it faces. That’s why we focus on providing genuine commercial coatings solutions that can enhance the durability, versatility, performance and overall quality of the industry’s wide range of products. We believe our customers will appreciate what our brands can do.”

PPG offers a full range of advanced coating technologies products formulated for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®. PPG representatives will be on hand throughout the show to present a variety of products and applications, discuss specific technical issues and talk shop.

The NTEA membership represents approximately 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Work truck buyers and commercial truck chassis manufacturers are also members. The organization provides technical information, educational programs and services for members.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – March 14, 2017
PPG and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) named Alum-Line Trailers of Cresco, Iowa, as the recipient of the 2017 Green Manufacturing Award. The award was presented to Alum-Line Trailers president Gary Gooder and director of marketing Sydney Gooder by NATM president Greg Snyder at the 29th annual NATM national convention and trade show held Feb. 15–17 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Alum-Line, a family-owned company, builds a variety of commercial trailers as well as truck bodies and tool boxes; it is known for the quality of its custom aluminum products.

According to Ron Yarnell, PPG OEM sales manager, the Green Manufacturing Award was established to recognize the NATM member with the year’s best solution or innovation that delivers a positive impact on the environment. “The award is intended to encourage NATM members to implement ecologically sound programs,” said Yarnell. “We are all accountable for how our actions affect the world around us. Environmental sensitivity, sustainability, doing the right things—it’s all more important than ever. Companies that take this mission to heart and make the necessary improvements reflect well on our industry and our society. Alum-Line is one of those companies.”

“It was a great honor to receive this year’s Green Award,” said Gary Gooder. “As long- term members of the NATM, this award sparked our interest to work even harder to have our company and facilities as environmentally friendly and energy efficient as possible. These practices are never-ending and popular with our employees, and we will continue to add additional green practices every year.”

The initiatives that companies may employ include process or equipment improvements, emissions reduction, recycling techniques, material utilization, design advancement and other ecologically responsible actions. Award applicants are required to provide documentation of their work demonstrating the results of their efforts. Entries are judged by the NATM executive committee.

Alum-Line was selected for the 2017 award because of the steps the company has taken to improve efficiencies and sustainability awareness. In his presentation, Snyder noted Alum-Line’s environmental actions:

  • In 2014 Alum-Line installed solar panels on two of the company’s largest manufacturing buildings. The facilities have since generated 63.5 million watt hours of clean energy—equivalent to planting 1,150 trees, running a refrigerator for 38.6 years, or powering a 13-watt CFL bulb for 558 years.

  • A solar-powered manufacturing building with efficient floor heat and good urethane insulation was completed in 2014. Expansions totaling more than 70,000 square feet have been set up to use floor heat. Converting all lighting to efficient LED began in 2014, saving a total of 35,542 kilowatt hours of electrical energy to date, with the project more than 80 percent complete.

  • The company promotes in-house recycling by educating its employees, customers and the community and by setting a good example: Alum-Line recycles used tires, wood pallets and scrap metal to local vendors. In addition to saving trees through reduced use and recycling of paper products, Alum-Line planted nearly two acres of new trees on its property this year.

  • Alum-Line reduces scrap by using materials according to comprehensive waste reduction measures. When usable and appropriate, scrap is kept for future builds.

  • Alum-Line maintains its own transportation department and organizes deliveries specifically for efficiency to reduce fuel and oil consumption.

The Green Manufacturing award includes a cash gift that is directed to a charitable organization of the winner’s choice. Alum-Line selected the Howard County Agricultural and Historical Society in Cresco as the recipient. Several trailer-related companies including Optronics International, Dexter Axle, Lavanture Products Company, the Carlstar Group and Kenda Tire joined major sponsor PPG in supporting the award.

The NATM represents manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers as well as a range of suppliers to the industry. The association has more than 800 member companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries. The NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance and acts as a voice for manufacturers and their suppliers when issues of trailer safety and regulation are considered.

PPG offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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TouchMix XIMISSISSAUGA, Ontario – March 16, 2017
PPG has launched its state-of-the-art TouchMix XI computer, the first of three advanced tools that will make up PPG’s new branded Color Solutions product line known as XI. A PPG exclusive, this robust WINDOWS® OS computer is designed to provide easy navigation of PPG’s PAINTMANAGER® software program to reduce mixing room complexity and allow technicians to work more efficiently.

“This is a highly significant technological leap in color solutions and a genuine aid in simplifying refinish color identification and matching,” said John Beran, director, refinish global color IT. “By linking this remarkable self-contained unit with our PaintManager system, we’ve developed a secure and compact solution for the most demanding collision center environments.”

Man using the TouchMix computerAccording to Beran, the TouchMix XI unit features plug-and-play functionality, an easy-to-clean 15” glass color touchscreen and a paint-resistant finish. Its small footprint permits it to be configured in several ways—stand-, pole- or wall-mounted with no external computer or keyboard required. In addition, TouchMix XI provides a variety of networking options to match collision center operations, USB data backup, Wi-Fi capability and Ethernet and HDMI compatibility to enhance its versatility.

“We believe technicians will find TouchMix XI to be an outstanding way to productively streamline shop operations,” added Tracey Johnson, senior manager, global IT. “PPG customers will appreciate the improved system reliability, reduced support costs and minimal maintenance. Like all of our products, TouchMix XI is intended to keep PPG at the forefront of color solutions.”

The TouchMix XI computer is now available in the U.S. and Canada. Launch dates for the PaintManager XI program software and RAPIDMATCH™ XI spectrophotometer, the next two components in the Color Solutions lineup, will be announced soon.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 RapidMatch are trademarks and the PPG Logo, the Bulls Eye Logo, PaintManager and TouchMix are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Windows is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.


Team Penske cars sporting PPG colors and logos


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – March 23, 2017
PPG and Team Penske have teamed up for another year of racing. Celebrating the 34th year of their successful partnership, PPG continues as a key sponsor of Team Penske’s Verizon IndyCar and NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the 2017 racing season. PPG will serve as the exclusive sponsor for one of Team Penske’s entries in five major racing events—three Verizon IndyCar Series and two NASCAR Xfinity Series races—and as an associate sponsor on all the team’s cars and equipment. Team Penske cars will feature PPG colors and logos at the races.

“We’re all very excited about the 2017 racing season,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director of marketing. “It’s a real thrill to see PPG’s Team Penske car on the track, and it reflects the solid relationship between our two companies. Look for us trackside at these races. We’re going all out for the checkered flag.”

The 2017 season began March 12 with the Verizon IndyCar Series Streets of St. Petersburg 110-lap, 198-mile race in Florida, where Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud, the 2016 Verizon IndyCar champion, climbed into the PPG car to begin his run for a repeat championship. Pagenaud won three of four races in the PPG car last year and declared PPG blue to be his lucky color. He began this season with a second-place finish in the 21-car field.

PPG-sponsored Team Penske racing continues through Oct. 6 closing with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 300 in Concord, N.C. A complete schedule of PPG-Team Penske racing events, dates and television times (EDT) follows.

PPG has been a longtime major sponsor of Team Penske with a business association that dates back to PPG’s involvement in automobile racing and sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999. As a leading global supplier of high-performance coatings, PPG has become Penske Corporation’s exclusive supplier of refinish coatings for its racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries and facilities. Team Penske uses PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat for painting its race cars.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo and Envirobase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Dating back to its first race in the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 440 major race wins, over 500 pole positions and 29 National Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. In its storied history, the team has also earned 16 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Over 80 drivers have raced for Team Penske over the years. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.


Six additional PPG-painted vehicles take top honors


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – March 23, 2017
2017 Ridler Award Winner “Renaissance Roadster” A PPG-painted 1933 Ford Roadster, “Renaissance Roadster,” took home the coveted Don Ridler Memorial Award at the 65th Detroit Autorama recently held at Cobo Center in the heart of the Motor City. Owned by Buddy Jordan of San Antonio, Texas, and built by Steve Frisbie and his team at Steve’s Auto Restoration in Portland, Ore., Renaissance Roadster garnered the first Ridler award for the Frisbie team. Established in 1963, the Ridler Award—the most prestigious and respected honor in the custom car world—is the highlight of the Detroit Autorama, presented to the most outstanding custom car or truck making its debut appearance at the show.

The talented crew at Steve’s Auto Restoration used aluminum and steel shaped from flat metal stock to give the roadster its winning look. Power was provided courtesy of a modified aluminum big-block V-8 engine from Chevrolet Performance. The original design for the Renaissance Roadster came from a sketch by team member and designer Chris Ito with additional inspiration from Frisbie and another team member, designer David Brost. Painter Jay Spencer gave the Ford its dazzling candy-apple red and black appearance spraying an array of PPG refinish products. These included DELTRON® 2000 DBC9700 Basecoat Black, DCU 2021 CONCEPT® Urethane Clear, DMD1696 Coarse Silver Dollar Aluminum along with VIBRANCE COLLECTION® RADIANCE® II DMX214 Red Violet and DMX213 Red (Blue Shade) Dye and CRYSTALLANCE™ VM4501 silver glass flake.

The Ridler winner is selected from a field of eight finalists collectively known as the Great Eight. Just qualifying for this elite group is a significant achievement and PPG-painted vehicles were well represented. “After Thought,” a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe owned by Ted and Colleen Hubbard and built by Andy Leach and his team at CAL Automotive Creations in Omaha, Neb., was one of the finalists. “After Thought” has an old-school look created by Charley Hutton at his Charley Hutton Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho. Charley gave the car body its “Paleozoic Sea Blue” finish using ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat. Accent colors included Pepper Grey on the engine and chassis, “After Thought Gold” on the wheels and titanium on the blower. GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat was used on the body and D8115 Matte Clearcoat on the satin colors.

“Split Ray,” a 1966 Corvette owed by Dennis Johnson and built by Scott Roth and Brian Hartwell at The Auto Shoppe in South Burlington, Vt., also made the cut. The car, painted by several of the shop’s crew members, owes its custom Shark Skin Grey Metallic finish to a combination of PPG products including AQUABASE® Plus waterborne basecoat, NEXA AUTOCOLOR® P565-3125 Wet on Wet Sealer Grey, and Deltron DC4000 Velocity Premium Clearcoat.

Ed Sears’ “Gold Standard,” a gleaming 1941 Ford Pickup built by Gary Corkell and the team at One Off Rod & Custom, Inc., in Middletown, Del., caught the Great Eight judges’ eyes. Corkell, along with Kevin Bluzzard, used PPG Envirobase High Performance basecoat, ECP15 A-Chromatic Surfacer – Gray, and a custom color mix “Brown Sugar” with Vibrance Collection Crystallance VM4505 topaz glass flake for the glowing finish.

Also in the Great Eight and sporting a stunning PPG finish was George Poteet’s 1932 Ford, “The GPT,” from Johnson’s Hot Road Shop in Gadsden, Ala., a PPG shop since 1995.

An additional Autorama honor, the Lokar/STREET RODDER Driven Award went to a 1949 Cadillac convertible owned by Tracy Chapman and built by her husband Harold and his crew at Customs & Hot Rods of Andice in Georgetown, Texas. Shop foreman Michael Kaiser had expert painter Lance Nelson give the Caddy its lustrous white-and-blue satin finish with Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat, a special blend of tints and toners and Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat. All that Cadillac sheet metal was finished in PPG custom white paint, contrasted by a dark blue cloth top. Customs & Hot Rods of Andice also won the PPG Outstanding Paint award with a 1932 Ford finished in Envirobase High Performance basecoat and Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoat. The car features Vibrance Collection Crystallance colors—“Smoking Gun” on the body and “Brown Sugar” on the wheels.

The Ridler Award is officially known as the Don Ridler Memorial Award. It was named after the man who made the Detroit Autorama the nation’s premier custom car show. The owner of the winning car receives a cash award and a special embroidered jacket along with the greater prize of the coveted Ridler Award trophy representing the ultimate in custom design brilliance.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 Crystallance are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Envirobase, Aquabase, Deltron, Concept, Global Refinish System, Nexa Autocolor, Radiance and Vibrance Collection are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc..


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 11, 2017
PPG was the paint supplier Navistar recently chose to give “CatalIST”—its entry in the Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck program—its dazzling and colorful finish, complementing the cutting-edge technological features of the truck. The SuperTruck program, a federal initiative for developing cost-effective technologies to dramatically increase the freight efficiency of tomorrow’s Class 8 trucks, has produced a model that has already had an impact on the future of the trucking industry. CatalIST—named for serving as the catalyst for significant improvements in future commercial trucks, with -IST standing for International SuperTruck, the truck’s brand—exceeded DOE expectations on multiple fronts. The truck also impressed DOE personnel with its bold, advanced PPG paint job.

Navistar, Inc., parent company of International® Truck, turned to PPG and Gerber Collision and Glass of Grand Rapids, Mich., for the SuperTruck’s high-tech, forward-looking appearance. PPG training center manager Jamie Redd, Gerber fleet manager Fred Honoré II, painters Chris Mayernick and Chris “Storm Trooper” Moore, and body lead Jim Berens worked under a tight deadline to bring it all together. The truck’s topcoat scheme features DELFLEET® Evolution paint system orange tri-coat in FBC with F3921 clearcoat. The gray on the trailer—FBC with a flattened F3921 clear—was painted to match the flattened gray film on the skirts.

“This was a fantastic accomplishment with a quick, demanding turnaround,” said J.J. Wirth, commercial coatings brand manager for PPG. “There was a lot riding on CatalIST, and its finish had to be as exceptional and innovative as the technology driving it.”

CatalIST technological innovations included intelligent controls such as

  • predictive cruise control;

  • high-efficiency engine combustion;

  • an aerodynamic wedge-shape cab design featuring carbon fiber panels;

  • a smaller LED headlamp system and sloped windshield for reduced drag;

  • a lightweight alloy and composite suspension;

  • 13 mpg and a freight efficiency improvement of 104% compared to a 2009 production vehicle.

Navistar reports that a number of these innovations are now being implemented in production vehicles.

PPG offers a full range of advanced coating technologies products formulated for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG products are marketed under several brand names including Delfleet Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Delfleet, Delfleet Essential and Amercoat are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

International is a registered trademark of Navistar, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 12, 2017
In an unprecedented move, PPG named two distributors—Southern Auto Color of Gainesville, Ga., and Tasco Auto Color of Houston, Texas—as the recipients of its Platinum Distributor of the Year award. It was the first time PPG has given the prestigious recognition to more than one distributor. Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, presented the award at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held recently at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The conference brought together distributors from across the United States and Canada. Southern Auto Color’s owners David and Tammy Kenimer and Tasco’s president and vice president David Abrahams and Lee Martinez, respectively, accepted the award. Also taking part in the presentation were PPG’s Michael McGarry, president and CEO; John Outcalt, vice president, global automotive refinish; and Greg Benckart, vice president, Americas.

“The Distributor of the Year award epitomizes the tradition and success of the Platinum Distributor program, and 2016 presented a remarkable situation,” said Wenzinger. “We had two organizations that were exceptional in their performance over the course of the year. While they differ in size, they were both standouts in their operations and execution, customer service and support. Southern and Tasco excelled in every area. To give the award to just one company would have been a disservice to the other. It is our privilege to honor Southern Auto Color and Tasco Auto Color as the 2016 Platinum Distributors of the Year.”

“I was surprised and thrilled when I heard our name announced,” said Tammy Kenimer. “Everyone at Southern Auto Color works hard to represent the PPG name and support our customers. We are grateful to have our efforts recognized. We’re like a big family, and everyone under our roof deserves credit for this award.”

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(Left to right)John Outcalt, PPG Vice President, global automotive refinish;
Tammy and David Kenimer, owners, Southern Auto Color;
Greg Benckart, Vice Present Automotive Refinish Americas.

Southern Auto Color was established by the Kenimers in 1985 in Gainesville as a parts and paint store. In 1988, Southern opted to sell only PPG paint. In just a few years it earned Platinum Distributor status. Today, with more than 20 employees and four strategic locations in Northeast Georgia, Southern Auto Color maintains a reputation for making customer support its highest priority. The company is dedicated to continuous staff training, staying on top of industry advances and taking advantage of PPG MVP offerings whenever possible. Customers have come to regard the Southern Auto Color staff as the experts in automotive refinishing, a designation supported by a high customer retention rate.

Tasco Auto Color won previously in 2005—the only Platinum Distributor to win the award twice. A contingent of 14 Tasco staff attended the conference. The company was started in Houston in 1953 by Charlie Barrington, under the name of Barrington and Son Auto Parts. Charlie’s stepson, Tom, joined him in 1958. The company grew into a multiple store operation and the first Tasco-named store opened in 1970. Tasco—an acronym for Tom’s Auto Supply Company—had expanded to six locations when, in 1983, it began selling PPG automotive finishes. Since it opened its doors, Tasco Auto Color and its more than 300 employees have staked the company’s success on building trusting relationships with customers and delivering attentive service along with high-quality paint and repair products. The efforts have paid off: Tasco now operates in 25 locations across Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee. While operating on a different scale, Tasco, like Southern Auto Color, is committed to staying at the forefront of the refinish industry by benefitting from the advanced training and assistance PPG provides.

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(Left to right)John Outcalt, PPG Vice President, global automotive refinish;
David Abrahams, Tasco president; Lee Martinez, Tasco vice president;
Greg Benckart, Vice Present Automotive Refinish Americas.

“We are humbled by PPG’s recognition of our accomplishments,” said Abrahams. “Our founder always believed in quality products, quality clients and quality people in our organization. The solid relationships we have with our customers and PPG allow us to be successful.”

The PPG Platinum Distributor program began in 1995 as a loyalty and support initiative for PPG single-line distributors, with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG customers. The program delivers competitive advantages to its participants by aligning the technology, training and customer support of PPG with the entrepreneurship, customer awareness, local market knowledge and service capability of the independent distributor.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – April 25, 2017
PPG continues to address evolving automotive refinish technologies with ongoing comprehensive certification training programs designed to keep paint technicians at the forefront of the industry. As OEMs introduce more complex and exotic finishes, PPG is making sure refinish technicians are prepared to meet the challenges the new finishes present.

“Maintaining alignment with the industry, PPG refinish systems are constantly advancing, and we want to ensure that collision center technicians are experts in using our products,” said Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training for automotive refinish. “PPG’s commitment to training is unrivaled in the industry—we train more techs than any other automotive paint company in the world, and we intend to maintain that lead. Our certification training programs introduce technicians to the latest products and techniques for completing quality refinish repairs while maximizing paint booth productivity.”

More than 15,000 students and technicians participate in PPG training courses annually, and more than 400,000 refinish professionals have taken classes since PPG began its programs in 1980. Once certified, paint technicians must then be recertified every two years to stay current on the latest PPG products and repair processes. Having a certified painter is among the requirements for collision centers offering PPG’s Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee.

PPG certification training offers five levels of expertise: Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Master. The first certification course is open to technicians who have one year of professional experience. After achieving the initial Blue-level certification, technicians are eligible to graduate to successive levels by attending qualifying classes every two years. After eight years, qualified technicians are eligible to graduate to the Master Certified Technician level.

Certification courses, blending classroom instruction with hands-on exercises, are offered at PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across the United States and Canada. Courses are tailored for PPG’s premium DELTRON®, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM®, ENVIROBASE® High Performance, NEXA AUTOCOLOR® 2K® and AQUABASE® Plus refinish systems. Training sessions last a minimum of eight hours over one or two days and educate 8–12 technicians at a time. Certification classes are led by 30+ full-time PPG training instructors.

According to Mike Gonzalez, zone manager, refinish training, to recognize completion of the certification courses, PPG is providing technicians with exclusive patches indicating the level of certification achieved as well as T-shirts featuring a unique graphic design by PPG custom trainer Jeremy Seanor. “We appreciate our technicians and shops that are committed to training and dedicated to learning about new products and processes. PPG wants to recognize them and these are two ways we can express our thanks.”

Adds Cremeans, “We understand training is a continuous process; it’s never complete, especially with the frequent changes we see in this industry. Technicians need to know how to work with the latest finishes like OEM tricoats and quadcoats. Training is a large part of our investment in our customers; it’s an investment we’re happy to make.”

For more information about PPG certification training classes, schedules, locations and course descriptions, visit us.ppgrefinish.com/PPG-Refinish/training.aspx or call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 the Certified Technician Logo are trademarks and the PPG Logo, Deltron, Global Refinish System, Envirobase, Nexa Autocolor, 2K, and Aquabase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – May 2, 2017
PPG has expanded its innovative Color Solutions XI product line with the introduction of the all-new RAPIDMATCH™ XI spectrophotometer. Combining ground-breaking optical power, color camera images and an intuitive touch screen user interface, the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer is designed to dramatically enhance collision repair. The new spectrophotometer is the second of three sophisticated tools—including the state-of-the-art TOUCHMIX® XI computer and the PAINTMANAGER® XI software program—making up the PPG Color Solutions XI lineup, all of which will reduce mixing room complexity and permit technicians to be more efficient and productive.

“The RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer represents the future of accurate, reliable color matching technology,” said Alison Norris, PPG manager, global color science. “This is a third-generation device that’s based on PPG’s more than 25 years of experience developing sophisticated instruments that provide high-accuracy measurements along with match rating and texture information. This is a tool every productivity-conscious collision center will appreciate.”

According to Norris, the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer combines 11 color angles and five texture angles for a total of 16 geometries powered with six blue-enhanced LEDs, to make it the most advanced technology in the industry. Technicians will benefit from the five texture digital color images that provide real-time paint surface viewing. The basis for the new spectrophotometer’s color matching capability lies in an extensive color formula database containing reflectance and image characteristics along with high-level mathematics that efficiently and accurately deliver “target to match” returns to the end user. With its cutting-edge optics and multi-angle color measurement, the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer reads the actual vehicle color at critical angles, then teams with PPG’s extensive color database of prime, variant and special field formulas to help find the best blendable match. Technicians then have all the necessary information to make the right choice when reaching a color decision. In addition, the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer is Wi-Fi enabled and provides seamless connectivity with its brand partner, PaintManager XI software.

The new PaintManager XI software features a more intuitive workflow and numerous improvements that streamline the paint-tracking and cloud-based reporting processes, making it even easier for customers to manage and evaluate the performance of their shops. In addition, the software program elevates the user experience with a more contemporary and visually appealing interface, improved navigation and greater opportunities for collaboration and integration across locations and within organizations.

“The purpose of our three Color Solutions XI brand products is to create an easy-to-use line of color tools that will make a paint technician’s job less complex and simplify shop operations,” added Tracey Johnson, PPG, senior manager, global IT. “With the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer, TouchMix XI computer and the PaintManager XI program software, collision centers have everything they need to retrieve formula match information with speed and efficiency.”

The Color Solutions XI products are now available in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about PPG Color Solutions XI products, visit www.ppgrefinish.com or call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 RapidMatch are trademarks and the PPG Logo, the Bulls Eye Logo, PaintManager and TouchMix are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – May 12, 2017
Elite custom car painter Darryl Hollenbeck chose PPG automotive refinish products to give the recently restored iconic 1953 Beast IV Streamliner its sleek blue and yellow finish. Hollenbeck’s artistic contribution was part of a major restoration undertaken by Dan Webb and Ashley and Cory Taulbert at Webb Automotive Art, Grand Blanc, Mich., to return the low-slung vintage racer to glory. Webb entrusted Hollenbeck and his crew at Vintage Color Studio, Concord, Calif., to create the radiant period-correct finish. The project was commissioned by, and in collaboration with, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California in Pomona. Beast IV was unveiled at the museum in January at the annual Grand National Roadster Show.

According to Larry Fisher, the museum’s executive director, Beast IV was originally built in 1953 by Chet Herbert just in time to compete in that year’s Bonneville Speed Week and International Speed Trials. The aluminum-bodied, Chrysler Hemi-powered racer streaked across the Utah Salt Flats to hit a top speed of 246 mph and break eight long-standing performance records. Beast IV—the successor to Herbert’s original Beast (a motorcycle), Beast II and Beast III racers—ran until 1992 in a number of configurations with a variety of engines and reached speeds up to 289 mph. The racer then rested on its laurels; unused, it fell into disrepair and was acquired by David and Marianne Duthu. The couple donated Beast IV to the museum and agreed to fund the car’s badly needed restoration.



While the build of Beast IV took a quick three weeks, the restoration required fifteen months of intense research and meticulous craftsmanship. Much of the racer had deteriorated and few of its original parts remained. With museum curator Greg Sharp providing historical guidance on the project, the Webb and Hollenbeck crews worked primarily from vintage photographs and magazine articles to source rare parts, fabricate components and determine and reproduce the Beast’s exact colors. Craig Naff, of Woodstock, Va., blended the Beast’s remaining original sheet metal with new material to create a complete body; in effect, a canvas for Hollenbeck to paint. Consulting with PPG’s segment manager Steve Lehner and technical trainer Jim Kvatek, Hollenbeck and team members Darrell Schneider and Dennis Sayers selected several PPG automotive refinish products to replicate the car’s initial paint job. Eric Reyes’ steady hand provided the Beast’s elegant lettering and detailing.

“Color was a challenge,” said Hollenbeck. “There were color photos of the original Beast and we knew the car was blue and yellow, but the colors looked different in every photograph. So we compared the colors of other cars in photos with the Beast. We figured out the other cars’ colors and were able to come very close to equaling the Beast’s color. Then we generated dozens of blue and yellow samples and tweaked them to match the paint. The museum made the final decision and we gave the Beast its proper design and color scheme.”

Beast IV is now on permanent display with Beast III at the NHRA Motorsports Museum.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.



MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – May 16, 2017
Family, friends and Corvette enthusiasts gathered on Saturday, April 29, at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., for the unveiling of a special, fully restored bright red 1984 Corvette. The car belonged to Burke Rhoads, a Nicholasville, Ky., police officer who was killed in 2015 in a car accident while on duty. Rhoads had been restoring the Corvette and promised his daughter Jacquelyn that she could drive it to her prom when she turned sixteen. Rhoads’ wife Melissa wanted to finish the project and asked museum staff for a referral to a shop that could paint the car.

The management team at the museum, after reviewing the situation, in a gesture of appreciation to the nation’s police forces, a tribute to Officer Rhoads and to help a grieving family heal, offered to restore the entire car. The museum’s vehicle maintenance and preservation coordinator Daniel Decker took charge of the project. The Corvette community, including Corvette Central and members of the Bluegrass Corvette Club, stepped up to help with cash donations and parts. Once the car’s mechanicals and body were restored, the museum turned to PPG for help with the finish.

“Contributing our products for this worthwhile cause was something we were happy to do,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director of marketing. “We were humbled by the request. It is a pleasure and a privilege to help the family members of those who serve and protect us every day.”

The museum had a relationship with PPG—established in February 2014—when a sinkhole under the museum floor swallowed eight rare Corvettes including the 1984 Indy 500 PPG pace car. PPG donated the needed paint, and museum staff approached Final Finish, a PPG customer with shops in Morgantown and Bowling Green, Ky., about painting the car. Final Finish owners Eric and Chase Ingram, brothers, agreed, and painter Fernando Resendiz gave the ’Vette its bright red coat using DELTRON® 2000 DBC Basecoat and CONCEPT® DCU2021 Urethane Clear. “We were honored to be asked,” said Eric. “We’re both dads, we’re part of the community and this is a special way of giving back,” added Chase.

The car’s gleaming red finish complimented the red interior, which was made special when the museum stitched Officer Rhoads’ uniform badge and name tag into the center console to honor his memory.

“This project has been a labor of love for the museum team and everyone who contributed to it,” said Katie Frassinelli, the museum’s marketing and communications manager. “We were grateful to participate. We have always tried to extend that gratitude to law enforcement; to be able to translate that into an act of kindness was very meaningful for us. It’s wonderful to help bring a dad’s promise to fruition.”

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo, Deltron and Concept are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


Karl Malone’s Body and Paint and Puente Hills Auto Body Named Collision Centers of the Year

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – May 18, 2017
Two PPG collision centers—Karl Malone’s Body and Paint of Draper, Utah, and Puente Hills Auto Body of the City of Industry, Calif.,—have received the 2016 Toyota Certified Collision Center of the Year Triple Crown Award. The annual award is given to the three top-performing Toyota certified collision centers in the country. According to Toyota representatives, collision centers are evaluated on a point system based on customer satisfaction; manager, estimator and technician certification; facility and equipment requirements and other benchmark achievements. The award is highly competitive with nearly 200 Toyota certified collision centers nationally vying for the honor.

“We are extremely proud of these two fine collision centers and their employees,” said Tom Wolf, PPG director, refinish business development. “The National Toyota Certified Collision Center of the Year Triple Crown Award is one of the most prestigious honors in our industry and confirms the commitment each of these shops has made to its customers in providing quality products and service. Karl Malone’s Body and Paint and Puente Hills Auto Body can take great pride in what they’ve achieved. We are happy to congratulate them.”

Karl Malone’s Body and Paint has been a PPG customer since it opened in 2013. The facility has 25 employees with its two painters certified to spray ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne products. This is the shop’s first National Toyota Certified Collision Center of the Year Triple Crown Award.

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Left to right, Andrew Madsen, co-owner; Laif Ekberg, collision center manager; Karl Malone, co-owner; George R. Irving Jr., Toyota North America, national manager, Wholesale Parts & Collision; Ruben De Loera, Toyota senior analyst, Wholesale Parts & Collision; Jon May, general manager.
 

“I’m grateful to the owners and managers. Their commitment has made the shop a first-class participant in the collision repair industry; they’ve built an exceptional facility for our customers and employees,” said Laif Ekberg, collision center manager, upon learning of the award. “It is gratifying to work with such dedicated professionals who strive for excellence in every stage of the process, in the office and the shop. Our consistent hard work has paid off in building long-term trusting relationships with our customers, insurers and the community.”

Puente Hills Auto Body, a part of Puente Hills Toyota, has been a PPG customer since owner Frederick Hitchcock opened it in 1978. It converted to the PPG Envirobase High Performance waterborne system in 2007. This is the first time the shop has won the award although it has finished in the top 10 every year since 2006. Puente Hills Auto Body collision center director Rob Huntington manages a staff of 30 employees, including two PPG-certified paint technicians, and credits the center’s entire team and Hitchcock’s support for the shop’s achievements.

“Our employees are really excited about receiving such recognition,” said Huntington. “We have a terrific owner who genuinely cares about his staff and his customers. We hire the right people—people who like what they do, are good at what they do and are committed to customer service. And we have the support of PPG and its products. It’s a great combination, and it works for us. The award is a tremendous affirmation of our work.”

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Front row, left to right: Anthony Salcedo, production manager; Leo Vazquez, estimator; Richard Carrillo, estimator; Mike Larrabee, assistant manager; Joe Guerrero, estimator. Back row, left to right: Ruben De Loera, Toyota senior analyst, Wholesale Parts & Collision; Rob Huntington, collision center director; Nicholas Cardin, vice president/general manager, Puente Hills Toyota.
 

Huntington and Puente Hills Toyota vice president/general manager Nicholas Cardin and Hitchcock Automotive president Howard Hakes accepted the award April 8 at a banquet held in Newport Beach for the shop and its employees. Toyota representative Eric Mendoza, manager, Wholesale Parts & Certified Collision, presented the award. Similarly, Karl Malone’s Body and Paint received its award April 19 at a gala dinner in Salt Lake City. Principal owner and former NBA Utah Jazz player Karl Malone, co-owner Andrew Madsen, general manager Jon May and Ekberg accepted the award for the shop. George R. Irving Jr., Toyota North America, national manager, Wholesale Parts & Certified Collision, presented the award.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. 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 is a trademark and the PPG Logo and Envirobase are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – June 27, 2017
PPG has introduced its all-new PAINTMANAGER® XI software, the latest addition to the company’s state-of-the-art Color Solutions XI product line. PaintManager XI software joins the TOUCHMIX™ XI computer and the RAPIDMATCH® XI spectrophotometer in the Color Solutions toolbox to offer a three-pronged approach to making collision repair more efficient and productive.

The PaintManager software program has been in use in the automotive refinish industry for more than a decade. The all-new PaintManager XI software features critical advancements in color retrieval, mixing and management functions and offers a more intuitive workflow designed to simplify the overall automotive refinish process. With an advanced set of features and daily Internet updates, the PaintManager XI software program provides formulations for OEM cars and trucks, commercial fleets and custom colors—plus service for the light industrial segment—through one convenient application.

“This is a significant industry-leading innovation,” said Tracey Johnson, PPG senior manager, global color IT. “PaintManager XI software has been specifically developed to help PPG customers streamline refinish operations and more easily manage and evaluate shop performance. That, in turn, yields greater productivity. Customers will find the software to be a straightforward real-time color solution for maximizing profitability.”

PaintManager XI software has been installed in a number of PPG collision centers around the country. Johnson reports that customer reactions have been positive and pointed out two representative examples. “This new PaintManager XI is even better,” said Vaughn Stevens, owner, Rodenhouse Body Shop, Grand Rapids, Mich. “My painter likes it because it makes his job easier. I like it because I can pull up all the data about color matches and product usage whenever I want. PaintManager XI also works very well with my estimating and management system.”

Also in Grand Rapids, Randy Joldersma, owner of Bob’s Collision, said, “We’ve had PaintManager XI for about two months. The painters are learning fast . . . they’re positive about PaintManager XI and use it. I like it better than what we had. PaintManager XI meshes perfectly with my operations system, and I will be using it more in the future. I’m very happy with it.”

Key PaintManager XI software highlights include a single, touch-friendly modern user interface, an improved search function for smarter color selection, simplified workflow processes, and enhanced instrument interfaces that provide digital color selection opportunities, and streamlined paint tracking and reporting. The new software allows greater collaboration and integration across locations and within organizations through shared custom formulas, searchable sprayout libraries and paint consumption metrics.

“With PaintManager XI software as the engine behind the new XI tools, including the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer and the TouchMix XI computer, PPG customers have the convenient next-generation tools that deliver speed and efficiency,” said Nicole Sinclair, PPG senior manager, global color marketing manager. “We believe paint technicians, shop managers and owners will appreciate the difference these tools can make in reducing mixing room complexity and allowing technicians to work more effectively.”

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo, the Bulls Eye Logo, PaintManager and RapidMatch are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world and TouchMix are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – July 11, 2017
PPG will soon launch its EC520 En-V® High Production Clearcoat, a new innovative clearcoat designed specifically for use over ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat. Formulated for application in all markets, the new clearcoat will provide the performance required by high-production collision centers.

EC520 features an advanced resin technology that is highly compatible with waterborne basecoats. The new clearcoat has been engineered to ensure easy use, generate superior productivity and yield consistent high-level results.

“EC520 will soon be available to PPG customers who are looking for exceptional quality and efficiency in a clearcoat that is compatible with waterborne basecoat,” said PPG’s Tim Jones, manager, water collision segment, automotive refinish. “We’ll release product details in the very near future, but suffice it to say the new clearcoat—a perfect match with Envirobase High Performance basecoat—is one more component in our commitment to give our customers the most versatile and effective automotive refinish products possible.”

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo, En-V and Envirobase are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – July 25, 2017
PPG NEXA AUTOCOLOR® P190-6920 Production Clearcoat will soon be available to collision centers throughout North America. The new automotive refinish clearcoat is engineered expressly for use with AQUABASE® Plus waterborne basecoat and is compliant with requirements in all regions of the U.S. and Canada.

“This is a remarkable development in clearcoat technology,” said Tim Jones, PPG manager, water collision segment, automotive refinish. “PPG customers recognize and appreciate the high quality of our waterborne product line and P190-6920 matches perfectly with Aquabase Plus to deliver an enhanced finish. We are extremely confident that this new and easy-to-use clearcoat will increase collision center throughput, satisfy the most discerning paint techs and dependably deliver impressive results.”

According to Jones, P190-6920 has been designed for easy application and exceptional finish. He added that fast process times and energy-saving characteristics are key features and benefits of the new clearcoat.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo, Nexa Autocolor and Aquabase are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – August 8, 2017
PPG has introduced Nexa Autocolor P190-6920 Production Clearcoat, an easy-to-use clearcoat designed for exceptional throughput and engineered specifically for use over AQUABASE® Plus waterborne basecoat. The new clearcoat is now available throughout the United States and Canada and is compliant with VOC requirements in all regions of North America.

“The launch of P190-6920 Production Clearcoat marks a significant advance in automotive refinish technology,” said Tim Jones, PPG manager, water collision segment, automotive refinish. “We’ve formulated this premium clearcoat to match perfectly with Aquabase Plus and deliver the exceptional finishes PPG customers expect. Collision centers incorporating P190-6920 into their system will appreciate the fast process times and energy-saving qualities that can increase productivity and provide consistently beautiful results.”

Jones added that P190-6920 allows easy application by utilizing the same hardener and thinners as the popular Nexa Autocolor clearcoats P190-6930 and P190-6950. Further, he noted that P190-6920 allows exceptional throughput on repairs up to four panels, with a minimal bake time of just twenty minutes. The clearcoat features an energy-saving lower force-dry temperature of 120°F and is a time-saver in the booth: Panels coated with P190-6920 can be reassembled after an air-dry period of 90 minutes to two hours. The process ultimately yields an excellent appearance out of bake, with no polishing required and superb gloss retention.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo, Nexa Autocolor and Aquabase are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – August 10, 2017
PPG EC520 En-V® High Production Clearcoat, a state-of-the-art clearcoat designed expressly for use with ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat, has made its debut. Introduced by Tim Jones, PPG manager, water collision segment, automotive refinish, the new clearcoat has been added to the PPG En-V brand lineup of clearcoats and is now available throughout the United States and Canada.

EC520 features an advanced resin technology designed for use with waterborne basecoats and is intended to provide the performance demanded by high-production collision centers, with no compromise in finish quality. It is formulated to comply with requirements in all North American regions.

“If exceptional quality and high efficiency in a clearcoat are something a collision center wants, then EC520 deserves a close look,” said Jones. “This new En-V clearcoat—the latest addition to our versatile En-V platform—has been engineered to ensure easy use, generate superior productivity and yield dependable high-level results. We’re very excited about offering it, and I believe our customers will be very pleased with how it performs.”

Ideal for multi-panel repairs, EC520 is designed with the newest En-V platform resin and provides impressive gloss retention and film integrity. A fast bake cycle heightens productivity. The clear force-dries at temperatures as low as 120ºF in as little as 20 minutes. If air drying, EC520 is ready for assembly in only 90 minutes to two hours and can be buffed after cool-down. Polishing is not normally required. A beautiful appearance with impressive gloss retention is the result. For added convenience and efficiency, EC520 uses the same hardeners and reducers as EC530 and EC550.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo, En-V and Envirobase are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.



Incorporating breakthrough, proprietary resin technology, PPG’s En-V® lineup of premium clearcoats allows you to select the right clearcoat for the specific job while raising the industry bar for meeting these performance criteria.

En-V clears are specifically engineered to go over and work beautifully with the industry-leading ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat system and consists of three premium clears that can be used anywhere in the US and Canada. Let’s take look at the features and benefits of each.

EC520 En-V High Production Clearcoat

EC520 En-V High Production Clearcoat is the “speed” clear of the line, delivering the fast throughput demanded by high-production collision centers, while still providing impressive gloss retention. It is designed for use in one-to-three panel repairs. As the line’s fastest clearcoat, it can be forced dried in as little 20 minutes at temperatures as low as 120° F. If air drying, EC520 takes only 90 to 120 minutes to reassemble, and polishing normally isn't necessary.

EC530 En-V Performance Clearcoat

EC530 En-V Performance Clearcoat is also a high production clear designed for multi-panel repairs. It features a short bake cycle of 25 minutes at 140°F. Or when desired, it can air dry in 4 hours. In addition to excellent throughput on multiple panels, EC530 offers the ability to do “completes” in cool and mid-range temperatures. Gloss retention is outstanding for a production clearcoat. Again, polishing is not necessary.

EC550 En-V Ultra Gloss Clearcoat

EC550 En-V Ultra Gloss Clearcoat is engineered to deliver super premium appearance on today’s luxury vehicles or whenever ultimate gloss is desired. Offering superb flow and leveling, EC550 can be used for multiple panels but also for “overall” clearcoat jobs. Ultimate gloss and leveling requires a clear to “stay open”-- and it’s this key feature that makes EC550 the “go to” clear to use in hot weather and humid conditions, even when painting completes. EC550 force dries in 35 minutes…and no polishing is required.

The En-V clearcoat line-up features 3 premium products setting the standard for performance and appearance – with the flexibility to select the right product for the conditions at hand and to maximize a shops productivity.

Now, one universal hardener and four temperature-specific reducers are designed to work specifically with En-V series clears:

  • ECR65 Low Temp Reducer
  • ECR75 Mid Temp Reducer
  • ECR85 High Temp Reducer
  • ECR98 Hot and Humid Reducer

With this choice of reducers, painters can select the one that works best for the temperature and humidity of the shop – cool, warm or hot. For simplicity, the 3-to-1-to-1 mix ratio is the same, no matter which reducer you choose.

PPG’s En-V clearcoats are specifically engineered for the Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat system that can be used anywhere in the United States and Canada to achieve superior color match performance. The En-V lineup of premium clearcoats with advanced resin technology bridge the gap between throughput and appearance, offering a solution for every type of refinishing, from spot repair to overalls in all temperature conditions.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – August 15, 2017
PPG has expanded its ADJUSTRITE® commercial estimating system Commercial Parts Listing Program with the addition of LKQ Corporation to its supplier data base. LKQ—a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts for the repair of trucks, automobiles and other vehicles—has been a parts source for AdjustRite customers since 2008 and now enhances its presence through the listing program.

The Commercial Parts Listing Program, a key component of the AdjustRite system, allows suppliers to post their parts catalogues and inventories online, giving truck fleets, repair facilities, insurers and claims personnel the ability to check parts availability and pricing at the same time that an AdjustRite estimate is being prepared. The easy-to-use program is available to all system customers and covers aftermarket, recycled, reconditioned and new take-off (NTO) parts, components LKQ specializes in distributing.

“We’ve worked with AdjustRite for several years and are pleased to expand our role within the program,” said Steve Simmons, region vice president of LKQ Corporation’s Heavy Truck division. “We know the AdjustRite supplier network is made up of quality-focused suppliers, and we are pleased to be involved. We look forward to providing AdjustRite customers with the products and value they expect and deserve.”

“It’s a pleasure to add LKQ Corporation to our parts resource network,” said Ryan Woolfenden, PPG marketing manager, commercial value-added programs. “AdjustRite is the only commercial estimating program designed especially for heavy-duty truck repairs and provides users with the opportunity to make immediate comparisons of components. With LKQ as an available resource, our customers have direct access to a company internationally recognized for its parts quality, variety and competitive pricing.”

According to Woolfenden, AdjustRite simplifies the entire repair process with its speedy estimating and sourcing capabilities. He adds that AdjustRite benefits commercial parts providers by giving them direct access to the repair facilities, fleets, insurance companies, independent adjusting companies and third-party administrators making parts decisions along with the heightened visibility such contact yields.

For more information about AdjustRite, visit www.adjustrite.com or call (800) 516-5149.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo and AdjustRite are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – August 22, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has approved the use of the latest generation of PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne automotive refinish system for Mercedes-Benz Canada’s Approved Collision program.

The formal approval of PPG Envirobase High Performance was recently issued by Mercedes-Benz Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, where the waterborne system was extensively tested.

The Canadian announcement was jointly announced by PPG’s Norm Angrove, director, Refinish Canada, and Tony McQuillan, manager, accident management, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.

Effective immediately, Mercedes-Benz dealerships and Mercedes-Benz Approved Collision Centres across Canada have the go ahead to use Envirobase High Performance system refinish products for the repair of all Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles and Mercedes-Benz Vans.

“Mercedes-Benz is a global leader in high-quality luxury cars and trucks and will only approve products or services that meet its extremely rigorous standards,” said Angrove. “We’re proud to team up with Mercedes-Benz to provide the premium PPG products and services the company requires.”

"We are very pleased and look forward to adding PPG to our Mercedes-Benz Canada Approved Collision Centre Program,” said McQuillan.

Envirobase High Performance products are now in their third generation. The PPG Envirobase High Performance system is known for its ease of use and for the significant benefits it offers including consistently accurate colour matching and simpler blending and application. PPG waterborne products are used in more than 10,000 collision centres across North America.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo and Envirobase are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

About Mercedes-Benz Canada

Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 47 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 48,320 vehicles in 2016. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the third consecutive year.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – September 28, 2017
PPG will highlight its ADJUSTRITE® commercial estimating system at the annual National Truck & Heavy Equipment Claims Council (NTHECC) industry trade fair set for October 12–15 in San Diego at the Bahia Resort Hotel.

The presentation, “Leveraging the Power of Electronic Commercial Estimating Systems,” will be made Friday morning, October 13, by Ryan Woolfenden, PPG marketing manager, commercial value-added programs. Woolfenden will discuss how electronic estimating solutions improve process efficiency, accuracy and consistency and enhance a company’s professional image. A live demonstration of the AdjustRite system will be included. All show attendees are invited to the presentation.

“The AdjustRite system is the only commercial estimating program designed especially for heavy-duty truck repairs and provides users with the opportunity to make immediate comparisons on the pricing and availability of parts,” said Woolfenden. “This is a significant benefit because the program speeds up the entire estimating and repair process. If the point is to expedite claims, minimize truck downtime and do so in a cost-effective manner, the AdjustRite estimating program can have a direct, positive impact on a company’s bottom line.”

Woolfenden points out that the AdjustRite system takes into consideration the overall repair process and produces detailed estimates based on a sophisticated and comprehensive database of truck parts, repair information and logic. The database includes more than 100 heavy- and medium-duty truck makes and models and is continuously monitored and updated as parts costs and availability change. The AdjustRite program can also facilitate fast parts procurement and—of special interest to anyone working with insurance claims—even assist in quickly resolving subrogation matters.

The NTHECC includes insurance and truck industry professionals in its membership. The organization focuses on the common issues its members encounter in the handling of insurance claims and heavy equipment. The NTHECC also promotes activities—such as this yearly event—designed to educate and enable members to advance and make more efficient the servicing of insurance claims.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 11, 2017
PPG has released its schedule of commercial coatings training classes for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. Courses specifically designed for the PPG DELFLEET ESSENTIAL® and DELFLEET® Evolution brands and their use on commercial vehicles are held across North America at PPG Business Development Centers and various additional field locations.

PPG commercial coatings classes take one to two days and are led by expert PPG instructors and trainers. Classes cover a full range of topics from product selection, equipment and color tools to surface preparation and paint application best practices. Classes include classroom lectures, group discussions and hands-on experience in the paint booth.

In addition to product knowledge and painting techniques, commercial coatings classes offer technicians the opportunity for certification and recertification in the use of Delfleet Essential and Delfleet Evolution products. PPG paint technicians must be certified every two years to ensure that they stay current with changing paint technology. When PPG paint technicians are certified, and their respective commercial collision centers are certified, the centers may take part in the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee. PPG technicians must be recertified, as required, for the commercial collision center to continue participating in the PPG paint guarantee program.

Commercial coatings classes also cover the business side of refinish, teaching technicians how the efficient use of advanced Delfleet Essential and Delfleet Evolution products can enhance commercial collision center productivity and profitability while raising customer satisfaction.

“Our commitment to training is the strongest in the industry, and it’s absolutely critical to our commercial customers’ success,” said Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training. “This is a highly competitive segment, and we want our technicians up to date with the latest products and process techniques to deliver top quality refinish repair. Training ensures that we and our commercial collision centers stay at the forefront of our industry.”

A partial list of upcoming PPG commercial coatings courses includes

  • Delfleet Essential Certification and Recertification

  • Delfleet Evolution Certification and Recertification

  • Delfleet Evolution Spot Repair and Color Tinting

  • Fundamentals of Commercial Truck Estimating

  • Commercial Performance Coatings—Spray Session

  • Commercial Performance Coatings Product Technologies

Full course descriptions with October, November and December dates and locations along with registration instructions can be found at ca.ppgrefinish.com/training. Some classes are available in Spanish and French.

For more information about PPG commercial coatings training classes, visit http://ca.ppgrefinish.com/PPG-Refinish/Training/Training-Courses/Course-Catalog or call (800) 647-6050.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo, Delfleet Essential and Delfleet are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 12, 2017
There’ll be plenty to scream about at the PPG exhibit at this year’s SEMA show set for Oct. 31– Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG has filled booth 24601 with a haunting display of paint jobs coating a collection of world-class custom cars, a very special motorcycle and other surprising items. Visitors are invited to check out the mix of advanced refinish products, elite custom builders and unleashed imaginations.

“This is the industry’s show of shows,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG manager, marketing communications. “If you’re into the car world, this is where you want to be. Every year the talented custom builders and painters get together here to display their work. It’s pretty amazing to see what these people can create, and we’re thrilled they choose PPG refinish products to take them over the top.”

The industry’s top names can be found at the PPG booth:

  • Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio
    Hutton’s work has won four Ridler Awards, a Barrett-Jackson Cup Ultimate Best of Show award, an America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award, Goodguys Street Rod of the Year and Custom Rod of the Year awards and other major prizes. Hutton uses only PPG products.
     

  • Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop
    A member of the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame, Alloway builds standout street rods. America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Goodguys Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year and a Ridler honor are just a few of his awards. DELTRON® coatings are Alloway’s paint preference.
     

  • Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters
    Tom is a gifted striper and muralist; son Mitch is renowned for his wild and colorful designs. Together the Kellys are key players in Southern California’s edgy car scene. The Kellys choose VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes for their remarkable work.
     

  • Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery
    Known as “the father of modern-day race car designs,” Youngblood is one of drag racing’s most talented graphic artists. His work has been featured in numerous motorsport publications and on various TV shows including Monster Garage.
     

  • Jeremy Seanor, PPG and Lucky Strike Designs
    An up-and-coming custom painter, pinstriper and PPG trainer, Seanor is a regular at major events such as the Syracuse Nationals and Detroit Autorama. Well versed in a variety of styles, Seanor relies on PPG products for his custom paint and special effects work.
     

  • Brad Keselowski, Team Penske
    A Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, Keselowski currently drives the team’s No. 2 Ford Fusion. Team Penske is one of NASCAR’s most successful squads and Keselowski is one of its key drivers. He will be in the booth to share his racing adventures. PPG products are Team Penske’s choice for its cars.
     

  • John Force Racing Team
    John Force Racing’s domination of Funny Car drag racing over the last quarter century is unparalleled and despite Force turning 67 this year, there is no indication the team he created is losing any of its traction. That’s because over the last several seasons more attention has been focused on a new generation of drivers and mechanics charged with keeping the team in the Mello Yello winner’s circle for decades to come. The team turns to PPG products for its dragsters.
     

In addition, PPG will host a Facebook Live Fan Q+A with Charley Hutton, Bobby Alloway and Collision Hub’s Kristen Felder. Fans are invited to submit questions for Hutton or Alloway and a chance to win a PPG SEMA T-shirt and a poster autographed by one of these standout painters. Check out the 2017 SEMA Contest page for more information.

The stars will sign autographs and mingle with visitors at PPG booth 24601. Check the schedule below for appearance and event dates and times.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

 

9:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

John Force Racing Team

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jeremy Seanor, Lucky Strike Designs and PPG

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

 

Thursday, Nov. 2               

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, NASCAR Racing

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facebook Live Fan Q+A with Charley Hutton and Bobby Alloway

 

Friday, Nov. 3

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters          

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Jeremy Seanor, Lucky Strike Designs and PPG

(Appearance schedule subject to change.)

PPG will also showcase its new state-of-the-art Color Solutions XI product line that includes the PAINTMANAGER® XI software, TOUCHMIX® XI computer and RAPIDMATCH® XI spectrophotometer, offering a three-pronged approach to making collision repair more efficient and productive. These technologies are the latest additions to PPG’s industry-leading color tools, which include comprehensive chromatic variant decks for identifying the best vehicle color matches.

The SEMA show offers dazzling cars, stars, product demonstrations, networking opportunities, educational seminars and more. More than 100,000 domestic and international automotive industry professionals attend the annual event. PPG is committed to SEMA’s success and is an enthusiastic exhibitor.

To learn more about automotive refinish products from PPG, visit booth 24601 at SEMA, call (800) 647-6050 or go to www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

The PPG Logo, Deltron, Vibrance Collection, PaintManager, RapidMatch and TouchMix are registered trademarks and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


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The poster can be ordered using part number FLTNST. The cost is $3.00.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 24, 2017
The colors will be screaming in the PPG booth at this year’s SEMA Show Oct. 31–Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The SEMA Show attracts automotive industry professionals from around the world, and all are welcome at PPG booth 24601, where an array of spectacular custom cars and other items presenting the hottest trends in paint finishes will offer show-stopping treats. Display cars include:


 

Steve Frisbee’s dazzling Ridler award-winning candy-apple red and black 1933 Ford Roadster “Renaissance Roadster”


 

Bobby Alloway’s “Wicked Ride,” a stealthy 1955 Plymouth Savoy sporting his renowned signature classic black finish


 

Hot Dog Finlan’s “Bully,” a wild 1930 Model A Ford sedan that’s making its flamboyant debut at SEMA

PPG booth visitors will get a chance to mingle with the custom car world’s brightest stars. The artists who are responsible for the ingenious paint schemes that win some of the biggest awards at car shows across the country will be on hand to sign autographs, offer tips and talk about their PPG product preferences:

  • Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio

  • Bobby Alloway, Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop

  • Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

  • Hot Dog Finlan, Hot Dog Kustoms

  • Mark Worman, Will Scott and Alyssa Rose, Graveyard Carz

In addition, PPG’s Jeremy Seanor will put on a pinstriping demonstration and noted automotive artist Kenny Youngblood will display his popular illustrations and sign his one-of-a-kind renderings of PPG’s 2017 show cars.

The racing world will be there too, represented in the booth by Brad Keselowski, Team Penske Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver, and the John Force Racing Team. Keselowski currently drives Team Penske’s No. 2 Ford Fusion. The John Force Racing Team, National Hot Rod Association drag racing champions, will make a special guest appearance to kick off the show. Keselowski and John Force Team members will be ready to share their racing adventures.

PPG will also host a Facebook Live Fan Q+A with Charley Hutton, Bobby Alloway and Collision Hub’s Kristen Felder. Fans are invited to submit questions for Hutton or Alloway for a chance to win a PPG SEMA T-shirt and a poster autographed by one of these standout painters. Visit the SEMA 2017 contest page for more information.

“We always enjoy SEMA and want visitors to come to our booth, see the cars, meet the talented painters and learn about our products,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG manager, marketing communications. “This year we have a lot of exciting surprises—some great painting tricks, and a whole bunch of PPG treats.”

To mix with the stars, check the schedule below for appearance and event dates and times at booth 24601.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

 

9:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

John Force Racing Team

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hot Dog Finlan, Hot Dog Kustoms

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jeremy Seanor, PPG, pinstriping demonstration

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mark Worman, Will Scott and Alyssa Rose, Graveyard Carz

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hot Dog Finlan, Hot Dog Kustoms

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

 

Thursday, Nov. 2               

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kenny Youngblood, Youngblood Art/Motorsport Gallery

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, NASCAR Racing

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Charley Hutton, Charley Hutton's Color Studio

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bobby Alloway, Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facebook Live Fan Q+A with Charley Hutton and Bobby Alloway

 

Friday, Nov. 3

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tom and Mitch Kelly, Kelly & Son Crazy Painters          

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Jeremy Seanor, PPG, pinstriping demonstration

(Appearance schedule subject to change.)

PPG’s new state-of-the-art Color Solutions XI product line will also be on display. The XI brand offers a three-pronged approach for making collision repair more efficient and productive and includes PAINTMANAGER® XI software, TOUCHMIX® XI computer and RAPIDMATCH® XI spectrophotometer. XI technologies are the latest additions to PPG’s industry-leading color tools, which include comprehensive chromatic variant decks for identifying the best vehicle color matches.

To learn more about automotive refinish products from PPG, visit booth 24601 at SEMA, call (800) 647-6050 or go to www.ppgrefinish.com.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – October 26, 2017
PPG has announced its schedule of paint technician certification classes for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. The certification courses are intended to ensure PPG paint technicians stay current with product offerings and advances. The classes, led by experienced PPG instructors and trainers, usually take two days and are held at PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across North America. Technicians receive classroom instruction along with hands-on training.

Courses are tailored for each PPG premium brand including the DELTRON®, ENVIROBASE® High Performance, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® and AQUABASE® Plus product lines. Recertification classes for the Deltron and Aquabase Plus brands are also available. The classes cover a full range of topics from product selection, equipment and color tools to surface preparation and paint application best practices.


Full course descriptions with October, November and December dates and locations along with registration instructions can be found under the training section of PPGRefinish.com.

“We are constantly advancing the technology of PPG refinish systems and want technicians to be experts in using our products,” said Randy Cremeans, PPG director of training. “By taking our certification training classes, technicians will be up to date with the latest products and process techniques for maximizing paint booth productivity and completing quality refinish repairs.”

Cremeans points out that with the growing number of OEM special effects, there’s a lot for technicians to know. To address the diverse nature of the refinish industry and to ensure consumer expectations are properly met, PPG also offers classes in tricoat, quadcoat and specialty finishes.

“Refinish technologies are advancing so rapidly that technicians can’t risk being left behind. That’s what’s driving PPG training—the most comprehensive in the industry,” added Cremeans.

Certification training is integral for technicians that are new to PPG. PPG paint technicians must be recertified every two years to ensure that they stay up to date with ever-evolving color selections, substrates and processes. When PPG paint technicians are certified, and their respective collision centers are certified, the centers may offer the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee. PPG technicians must be recertified as required for the collision center to continue participation in the PPG paint guarantee program.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 14, 2017
PPG MVP Business Solutions has announced its schedule of classes for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. Intended for owners and managers of collision centers using PPG products, MVP training is part of PPG’s ongoing commitment to provide cutting-edge business thinking and solutions for its customers. The MVP approach is designed to help a shop improve its bottom line through measured performance-accelerating processes.

MVP interactive workshops, classes and seminars, along with an array of online resources, provide a comprehensive set of training, tools and services for the collision professional and focus on the diverse factors that directly affect collision center performance. Attendees have opportunities to examine their current business structure and practices to determine what steps are needed to moderately adjust or radically revamp their approach to establishing a true performance-oriented business model.

“We know that to be successful, PPG collision center customers can’t simply survive, there’s more to it,” said Bob Medved, PPG manager, MVP Business Solutions. “Our customers have to thrive and grow. That’s why PPG MVP programs have evolved to offer the most comprehensive training in the industry. Our business solutions tools, resources, consulting and support services are designed to position PPG customers at the top of the industry—and we have been very successful in doing that. MVP programs can improve a shop’s performance and profitability in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Anyone interested in improving shop performance should really consider these courses.”

MVP Business Solutions offers hundreds of classes yearly at various locations across the United States and Canada. These courses present the real-world expertise of MVP-certified instructors in a relevant business curriculum. MVP solutions include

  • The MVP Business Development Series: covering the key functional areas of collision center business operations;

  • Lean for Collision Training: designed to address emerging trends and meet the challenge of change head-on;

  • MVP Conferences: unique gatherings of high-level presenters, cutting-edge seminars, workshops and networking opportunities;

  • Marketing Your Shop: specially designed tools and programs to help shop management reach the right people, with the right message, at the right time.

A partial list of classes scheduled for the rest of the year includes

  • Paint Shop Throughput

  • Business of Parts Management

  • Production and Cycle Time Management

  • Fundamentals of Estimating

  • Advanced Estimating

  • Professional Selling Skills

  • Elevating the Customer Experience

  • Green Belt Training

A complete schedule of classes is available at ppgmvp.com/Pages/Master-Schedule.aspx.

Medved added that MVP classes can be arranged for specific regions and shops to address particular issues. He also pointed out that PPG customers can learn more about PPG MVP Business Solutions and courses on YouTube at www.youtube.com/PPGRefinish.

PPG introduced MVP Business Solutions in 1994 as a way to help collision repair customers address the changing nature of the industry and turn business challenges into opportunities. Since that time, MVP has delivered comprehensive training and business support services to PPG collision repair businesses. Many MVP programs are now in their third generation, and a large percentage of MVP’s business solutions comprises new programs that are the result of extensive research and development over the past few years.

For more information about MVP training, including details of seminars and workshops, call (866) 237-8178 or visit www.ppgmvp.com.


Maintaining a great brand image is of utmost importance to a fleet. Sometimes, sending out rusty or scratched wheels for refurbishment is not a cost-effective option. Fleets want to keep their units on the road being productive and looking good at the same time. Now they can. PPG offers a quick, economical solution to allow fleet maintenance facilities without paint booth capability to repair wheels on site using aerosol products. It is all outlined in our new flyer under part number CCFYWHEEL. Order yours via Online Ordering and introduce this solution to your customers today.

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One-of-a-kind design by Darrell Mayabb is featured on the 2018 Automotive Refinish calendar for PPG.


As in past years, Darrell has done an outstanding job with his design created exclusively for this PPG calendar. Now available to order just in time for the holidays. Makes a great gift for your customers. Order today through online ordering, part #PPGCL18 (English) or part #PPGCL18F (French). Price will be $3.00 CAD per calendar.


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – November 30, 2017
Cars and trucks painted with PPG products captured an array of prestigious awards at the recent SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual show attracts automotive industry professionals from around the world, and this year more than 100,000 visitors were treated to displays of custom-built vehicles exhibiting the latest trends in hot colors and advanced finishes. The wins affirmed PPG’s leadership position as the custom car world’s top choice in automotive refinish products.

 
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Johnson's Hot Rod Shop
Left:
  1932 Ford Tudor; Right:  1954 Chevy Quad Turbo Duramax Diesel

Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop, Gadsden, Alabama, displayed a 1932 Ford Tudor sedan that scooped up key honors. The sedan took second place in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, won a Ford Best of Show Outstanding Achievement in Design award, qualified as a Mothers Polish Shine Top 10 award finalist and captured the Bryan Fuller Moto Top Paint Award. The shop’s 1954 Chevy pickup with a Quad Turbo Duramax Diesel V-8 gathered its own recognition: a Chevy Design award for Truck of the Year and the ejudged.com/MaxTow Best Diesel Performance Build award. It, too, was a Mothers Polish Shine Top 10 award finalist. Both vehicles got their deep black finish using PPG’s VIBRANCE COLLECTION® VP2050 DTM High Build Primer, DELTRON® DP90LF Non-Sanding Epoxy Primer Black and Deltron 2000 DBC9700 Basecoat Black along with the GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® brand’s D8115 Matte Clearcoat, D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoat and D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat. Greg Chalcraft sprayed the finish on both winners.

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SpeedKore Performance
Left:
  1970 Boss 302 Mustang; Right:  2018 Mustang GT Convertible

SpeedKore Performance in Grafton, Wisconsin, received a Best of Show award from Ford for its superb 1970 Boss 302 Mustang, built for Robert Downey Jr., and an Outstanding Achievement in Design award, also from Ford, for its dramatic 2018 Mustang GT convertible. Painter Bill Nicoud used a Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat Khaki custom mix, Deltron DAS3025 V-SEAL® Acrylic Urethane Sealer Gray and Global Refinish System D894 Clear to give the Boss 302 Mustang a winning look. Bob Gibson painted the 2018 Mustang GT with Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat Lava Gray, Deltron DAS3025 V-Seal Acrylic Urethane Sealer Gray and Global Refinish System D894 Clear to create its dramatic look.

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Cal Auto Creations
1930 Ford Model A

Andy Leach and his team at Cal Auto Creations, Bennington, Nebraska, picked up the 2017 Mothers Polish Shine Award for a 1930 Ford Model A coupe painted by Charley Hutton at his Charley Hutton Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho. Charley gave the car, named “After Thought,” its “Paleozoic Sea Blue” finish using ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat. Accent colors included Pepper Grey on the engine and chassis, “After Thought Gold” on the wheels and Titanium on the blower. Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat was used on the body and D8115 Matte Clearcoat on the satin colors.

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Miranda Built, Inc.
1969 Chevy Camaro

Miranda Built, Inc., Delray Beach, Florida, won a Mothers Polish Excellence in Automotive Design award for its 1969 Chevy Camaro “NFA.” Jeremy Miranda and his group worked with The Refinery by Adam Krause Inc., Manteno, Illinois. Paint specialist Krause gave the Camaro its winning finish with Deltron DP90LF Non Sanding Epoxy Primer, Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat, Global Refinish System D8115 Matte Clearcoat and Deltron CONCEPT® DCU2021 Urethane Clear.

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Hollywood Hot Rods
1936 Packard Roadster

Hollywood Hot Rods, Burbank, California, took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition with a show-stopping red 1936 Packard Roadster dubbed “Mulholland.” Troy Ladd and his crew used Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat and Global Refinish System D8188 Glamour LV Clearcoat to give the classic its outstanding “Mulholland Merlot” finish.

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Tucci Hot Rods
2018 Mustang

Dave and Dom Tucci of Tucci Hot Rods, Marcy, New York, took home an Outstanding Achievement in Design award from Ford for a 2018 Ford Mustang in Shadow Black. Painter John Ramsey from John’s Auto Restoration, Rome, New York, coated the car with Deltron DBC9700 Basecoat Black and DMD 1683 Basecoat Black. Jason Kilmer, of Seattle’s KXK Dynamics, then wet sanded the original clear and Ramsey stepped back in to apply Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat on the main body and Vibrance Collection VC5225 Soft Touch Clear on the 3-D printed parts to give the car its distinct appearance.

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LGE-CTS Motorsports
2018 Baja Forged Adventurer Expedition

LGE-CTS Motorsports, San Dimas, California, won an Outstanding Achievement in Design award from Ford for its 2018 Baja Forged Adventurer Ford Expedition. Theresa Contreras painted the truck using Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat with a custom mix of Vibrance Collection effects to create gold to silver color-changing stripes and accents that took on a green-blue tone.

The Roadster Shop, Mundelein, Illinois, received the GM People’s Choice Design award for the “AXIS” Camaro. It was also a finalist in the Battle of the Builders.

“Once again, PPG has helped custom car enthusiasts raise the bar of ingenuity,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, refinish marketing, Automotive Refinish. “Some of the most talented painters and builders in the business unleashed their imaginations and showed SEMA attendees the creative heights that PPG’s refinish products allowed them to reach. The painters have the vision; we provide the means and the awards follow. We are extremely proud of their achievements.”


At this year's SEMA show, The PPG Boneyard booth gave visitors plenty to scream about, featuring world-class custom cars, a Halloween-themed Harley Davidson, and a haunting display of artwork from the industry's most talented artists. Take a look inside The PPG Boneyard for some special edition videos, photos, and news from SEMA 2017.


Welcome to the PPG Boneyard

Check out some of the stunning rides that were featured in our booth this year including the 2017 Ridler Award winning cabernet and galaxy red 1933 Ford “Renaissance Roadster” build by Steve Frisbie and crew at Steve's Auto Restorations, a Klock Werks custom built Harley Davidson Heritage Softail with paint by Jeremy Seanor of PPG, the wicked '55 Plymouth Savoy built by Bobby Alloway and team at Alloway's Hot Rod Shop, and the Hinkle Hot Rods built Model A with more than 3000 hours of custom paint work by Pete 'Hot Dog' Finlan of Hot Dog Kustoms.


The Wild Model A Built by Hinkle Hot Rods with Paint by Pete 'Hot Dog' Finlan

Check out 'Bully', the 1930 Model A built by Dana Hinkle and crew at Hinkle's Hot Rods with over 3000 hours of custom paint work by Pete 'Hot Dog' Finlan. This wild ride was hard to get close to in the SEMA booth, so check out some of the insane details on the Model A in this video.


The 2017 Ridler Award-Winning 'Renaissance Roadster' Built by Steve's Auto Restorations

Steve Frisbie from Steve's Auto Restorations talks about the dazzling 2017 Ridler award-winning cabernet and galaxy red 1933 Ford Roadster “Renaissance Roadster” on display in the PPG Boneyard.


The Wicked 1955 Plymouth Savoy Built by Alloway's Hot Rod Shop

Bobby Alloway from Alloway's Hot Rod Shop talks about building the flawless, black 1955 Plymouth Savoy featured in the PPG Boneyard.


Building the PPG Boneyard

Don't miss this behind the scenes look at the PPG Boneyard! Filmed over 4 days of setup and the first day of the show, this time-lapse video takes you behind the scenes to watch the Boneyard being built from the ground up. We truly appreciate the entire crew that came together to help build this amazing display and the fantastic group of people that helped to make SEMA week such a success!


View all of our SEMA 2017 Videos on YouTube

News from Around the Show

In case you missed all of the photos and news shared from the show, spend some time viewing our SEMA 2017 Facebook album filled with cool cars, trucks, and bikes from the show!


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – December 12, 2017
Brian Yoder, a refinish technician from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was recently recognized as the PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year. The award was presented to Yoder at a special reception on November 15, 2017, during the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) fall Board of Governors meeting at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. Randy Cremeans, PPG, director of training; Jeff Walker, chairman of the ASE board of directors; and Timothy Zilke, ASE president and CEO, made the award presentation.

Brian Yoder, Master Refinish Technican of the Year
From left: Jeff Walker, Brian Yoder, Randy Cremeans, Tim Zilke

There are approximately 250,000 ASE certified professionals nationwide. The Master Refinish Technician of the Year award is an annual tribute to the PPG collision center technician receiving the highest score on the ASE Painting and Refinish test. The competition is open to all technicians who took the ASE B2 test in the last year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). Yoder achieved the highest score.

“Brian is an outstanding ASE-certified refinish professional,” said Cremeans. “Thousands of technicians take the ASE test each year, and to have the highest score in the country is quite an achievement. It’s a pleasure for PPG to present this award.”

Yoder is employed by the Stuckey Ford Collision Center in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He has been an automotive repair and refinish technician for more than 25 years, and his test score reflects his extensive knowledge. Yoder received his initial training at Vale Technical Institute, Blairsville, Pennsylvania, where he earned an associate degree in automotive techniques and management. He maintains his refinish certification through regular PPG training courses.

“Being a technician is challenging and rewarding,” said Yoder. “I’m always striving for excellence; the technology I work with is constantly changing. I enjoy what I do, and it’s gratifying to be recognized for my work. I thank PPG and ASE for this award.”

ASE was founded in 1972 as an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals. PPG has sponsored the Master Refinish Technician of the Year Award since 1996.

PPG offers numerous training classes including technician certification and recertification courses for all collision center personnel. For more information, visit the PPG Refinish training course catalog.


PPG announced in the 2016 PPG corporate sustainability report that the company plans to completely phase out the use of lead in its coating products by 2020. A small number of products in our Delfleet® Evolution and Delfleet Essential® brands still contain lead and these products will no longer be produced after December 31st, 2019.

As a standard procedure, the Commercial Refinish color group matches colors with lead free toners, but on occasion, still receives requests for lead-containing formulas. To ensure we meet our lead free requirement by 2020, the Commercial Refinish color lab will no longer match new colors utilizing leaded toners, effective January 1st, 2018.

Please work with your local sales person to identify any active colors that do not have lead free formula alternatives and to request lead free matches ahead of the discontinuation date. Thank you for your support as we drive to more environmentally conscious products.


There was an error in the product code for the white aerosol in the Wheel Refurbishment Solutions flyer. The flyer has been updated with a correction to show CPC-SP8047. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – January 10, 2018
PPG has announced its collision refinish training schedule for the first quarter of 2018. Classes cover a wide variety of subjects and are designed to ensure that PPG paint technicians stay up to date with their refinish certification and knowledge of PPG products, processes and technological advances.

PPG collision refinish training classes are held at PPG Business Development Centers and numerous field locations across the U.S. and Canada and are led by expert PPG trainers. The courses take one to two days and provide extensive classroom instruction along with hands-on work in the spray booth. Technicians are given generous opportunities for informal discussions and Q&A sessions with the trainers.

Collision refinish courses cover PPG premium brands including the ENVIROBASE® High Performance, AQUABASE® Plus, DELTRON® and GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® lines, with certification and recertification offered for each brand. Programs encompass a comprehensive range of topics from product selection, equipment and color tools to surface preparation and paint application best practices. Color tinting classes are also offered for each brand. Classes are available in Spanish and French in some locations.

PPG refinish technicians must be certified and then recertified every two years to make certain they stay current with ever-evolving industry developments. When PPG paint technicians and their respective collision centers are certified, the centers may offer the PPG Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee — a valued edge over the competition — to their customers. Technicians must maintain their PPG certification for the collision center to continue participating in the PPG paint guarantee program.

Course descriptions with January, February and March dates, locations, registration instructions, and information about other avaialble training classes can be found here.


If you’re looking for a cost-effective system for refinishing today’s passenger cars, trucks and SUVs - with prime color match ability and process efficiency, choose the Shop-Line® refinish system from PPG and available exclusively from your PPG Platinum Distributor.

Key to the color matching performance of the Shop-Line® Plus system is its compact mixing platform featuring high-strength, highly chromatic toners, special-effect diamond toners, an advanced basecoat converter and a mixing clear -- all designed to deliver the color matching accuracy and fast-drying performance demanded of a modern basecoat system.

The system can also be configured to meet North America’s most stringent VOC compliance regulations and is easy-to-use.

Mix ratios are kept simple, common hardeners reduce system complexity, and technicians will find the Shop-Line® Plus basecoat easy to spray, with coverage achieved in minimal coats.

To meet the needs of any shop, this color platform is supported by a full range of primers, sealers, and clearcoats—including speed, production, and high-gloss Euro-style options for National Rule and low VOC areas.

Recognized industry-wide for its color superiority over competing brands, the Shop-Line® Plus system leverages PPG’s leadership in color matching tools and expertise. This means access to PPG’s global color network of over 2 and a half million formulas capable of matching the latest OEM finishes. Plus, there’s an unrivaled selection of historic color formulas for restoring classic vehicles.

Users of the Shop-Line® Plus platform also enjoy access to PPG’s industry-leading family of color tools. Arranged chromatically, the Shop-Line® Color Deck features over 2,100 sprayed chips - including tri-coats. The new TouchMix® XI all-in-one computer simplifies the paint mixing process and connects effortlessly with PaintManager® XI software, our advanced formula retrieval and paint management program, and the all-new RapidMatch® XI spectrophotometer reads the vehicle’s actual color and texture, to work seamlessly with PaintManager® software to find a blendable match.

Backing up the Shop-Line® system is the excellent service and support you can expect from your PPG Platinum Distributor. Since they exclusively carry PPG refinish products, the knowledge and expertise they provide can’t be beat.

Learn more about the Shop-Line® Refinish System


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