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PPG Heavy-Duty Equipment Coatings Plant Starts Operation in Tianjin

PPG Industries has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility for the production of heavy-duty equipment coatings in Tianjin, China. The Tianjin site also has installed equipment to help reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and preserve the local … Continue reading

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PPG Names Sklarsky New CFO

PPG Industries has announced that Frank Sklarsky will become the company’s new chief financial officer as of August 1. Sklarsky, who had previously served as PPG’s executive vice president for finance, replaces David Navikas, who will move to a new … Continue reading

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PPG’s CEO Calls Second-Quarter Glass Sales “Disappointing”

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Not even a record-setting second quarter overall was enough to mask PPG chairman and chief executive officer Charles E. Bunch’s frustration with his company’s lower-than-expected glass sales. During this week’s release of second-quarter financial figures, the company revealed that glass … Continue reading

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Glass Sales Down Despite Record Second-Quarter Profits for PPG

PPG Industries reported record second-quarter net sales in 2013 of $4.1 billion, up 16 percent versus the prior year, but company glass sales dipped in what chairman and chief executive officer Charles E. Bunch calls a “challenging” glass market. Overall, … Continue reading

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PPG’s Charles Bunch to Receive ICIS Kavaler Award

PPG Industries chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch has been tabbed as the recipient of The ICIS Kavaler Award in recognition of outstanding achievement, according to a PPG release. The award, which is sponsored by the Chemists’ Club, will be … Continue reading

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Glazing Helps Protect Our National Treasures

J.E. Berkowitz provided glass used in the Liberty Bell Pavilion

For many in the glass industry, the movie “National Treasure” is a favorite to watch—not for the thrill and excitement and mystery, but watching Nicholas Cage hold the bullet-resistant-glass- encased Declaration of Independence. The movie’s debut in 2004 came only … Continue reading

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PPG Donates $15,000 to Air Force Museum Foundation

The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $15,000 to the Air Force Museum Foundation for construction of a fourth major building at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. The grant … Continue reading

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PPG Donates $15,000 for Stark State College Barberton Satellite Center

PPG Industries Foundation has donated $15,000 to Stark State College for its Barberton, Ohio Satellite Center. A $10,000 grant this year and a $5,000 donation in 2012 were made on behalf of PPG Industries’ optical and specialty products manufacturing facility … Continue reading

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Industry Veteran Don Graham Passes Away

Donald “Don” Edward Graham passed away on June 1 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 65. Graham most recently served as managing sales director for the Indianapolis-based Blakley Corp.’s architectural wall systems division, having been with the … Continue reading

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PPG’s Boone Opens Up Regarding New Role

When it was announced recently that PPG Industries had named Bradley P. Boone as market manager, residential segment, PPG flat glass, one window company representative called it “a great move by PPG.” USGNN.com™/USGlass magazine talked to Boone to learn more … Continue reading

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