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PPG’s Oakwood, Georgia, Plant to Host Students to Mark National Manufacturing Day

October 5, 2018

OAKWOOD, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 5, 2018--PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced it will host 40 students from Cherokee Bluff High School at its Oakwood, Georgia, facility on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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

“It is always great to have students tour our facility so they can learn more about local opportunities available to them,” said Alex George, PPG plant manager, Oakwood. “I know the event will spark interest in our next generation of workers.”

Students will be given a tour of the facility and learn about the plant’s operations and various duties of employees. After touring the facility, students will have the opportunity to learn more about a work-based learning program to further pursue a manufacturing career.

PPG’s Oakwood facility employs approximately 100 people and manufactures well-known architectural paint brands including GLIDDEN ® paint and PPG PAINTS™ products.

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 135 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 $14.7 billion in 2017. 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 PPG Paints are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Glidden is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.

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CONTACT: PPG Media Contacts:

Greta Edgar, +1 412-434-2445

Corporate Communications

edgar@ppg.com

or

Mark Silvey, +1 412-434-3046

Corporate Communications

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www.ppg.com

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