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 – 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, 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.


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