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PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale


PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™
project in Springdale that helped revitalize the Rachel Carson
Homestead. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG
volunteers and paint products along with financial contributions to
bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates
around the world, such as in Springdale, where PPG has an industrial
coatings manufacturing and research & development facility.

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PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Springdale, Pennsylvania, that he ...

PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Springdale, Pennsylvania, that helped revitalize the Rachel Carson Homestead. (Photo: Business Wire)

The project brought together more than 24 PPG volunteers, who spent the
day revitalizing a wooden building that will be used as classroom space
on the property. PPG provided more than 12 gallons of product to assist
with the project, including FLOOD® Pro Series deck cleaner, DEFT® water
based polyurethane and Flood Pro Series transparent finish paint

The Rachel Carson Homestead is the birthplace of its namesake, Rachel
Carson, who is recognized worldwide as the founder of the modern
environmental movement. Her legacy includes building upon an inborn
sense of wonder about the natural world and her courageous and visionary
awareness of environmental impact. Visitors from around the world come
to visit her historic home site and learn about her life and
environmental ethic.

Volunteers painted the interior and exterior of the facility's classroom
with stains and sealants to not only enhance the appearance of the
wooden structure, but also protect it from environmental elements. The
community-donated classroom space will also be available for "Lunch &
Learns" for many organizations and students in the area.

"As members of the Springdale and greater Pittsburgh community, we feel
it is important to give back in any way we can," said Rodolfo Ramirez,
PPG director, sales and strategic segments, industrial coatings, North
America. "Participating in the protection and beatification of the
Rachel Carson Homestead allows us to contribute to the preservation of a
local legacy and promote ongoing education."

The Colorful Communities program, PPG's signature initiative for
supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods
where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program,
PPG's committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products
to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to
bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since
2015, PPG has completed more than 150 Colorful Communities
projects, impacting more than 4.5 million people in 25 countries.


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

We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities
are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.

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