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PPG’s Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Plant Hosts Students to Mark National Manufacturing Day

October 5, 2018

MT. VERNON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 5, 2018--PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that its Mt. Vernon, Illinois, facility hosted students, teachers and government officials on Thursday, Oct. 4 to educate them about PPG and the opportunities available in manufacturing.

The event was held to mark National Manufacturing Day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which aims to address labor opportunities, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure success of the manufacturing industry.

“We relish the opportunity to have young adults in our plant to educate them about what we do here,” said Chris Campbell, PPG plant manager, Mt. Vernon. “This event was a great way for students to network and see if they are interested in future manufacturing positions.”

About 200 students from Mt. Vernon Township High School, Webber Township High School, Waltonville High School and Woodlawn High School participated. Students met PPG employees, learned about safety procedures, received a tour of the plant and learned about plant operations, products and career opportunities.

PPG’s Mt. Vernon facility employs approximately 50 people and manufactures industrial coatings.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS PENNSYLVANIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSUMER EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY BUILDING SYSTEMS UNIVERSITY OTHER EDUCATION TRANSPORT AIR MARITIME OTHER TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING AEROSPACE AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING CHEMICALS/PLASTICS ENGINEERING PACKAGING TEXTILES OTHER MANUFACTURING ARCHITECTURE AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR DESIGN TEENS RETAIL TRAINING SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER RETAIL GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE CONSUMER

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