PPG’s array of technologically advanced commercial coatings will be on exhibit in booth 3781 at the annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) trade show. Popularly known as the Work Truck Show, the 2017 edition will take place March 14–17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Regarded as the work truck industry’s premier event, the annual show provides valuable networking and learning opportunities for industry professionals. Show attendees can see the newest products, attend industry-focused training courses and meet with technical engineering representatives. With its strong relationship with the NTEA and its membership body, PPG, with its numerous commercial coatings brands, is a key exhibitor at the show.

“The Work Truck Show has always been one of our most important events,” said J.J. Wirth, commercial coatings brand manager for PPG. “We work very closely with the industry and understand the ever-evolving issues it faces. That’s why we focus on providing genuine commercial coatings solutions that can enhance the durability, versatility, performance and overall quality of the industry’s wide range of products. We believe our customers will appreciate what our brands can do.”

PPG offers a full range of advanced coating technologies products formulated for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®. PPG representatives will be on hand throughout the show to present a variety of products and applications, discuss specific technical issues and talk shop.

The NTEA membership represents approximately 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Work truck buyers and commercial truck chassis manufacturers are also members. The organization provides technical information, educational programs and services for members.

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We’re excited to announce the update of our PPG Online Ordering Center for advertising materials. The refreshed website will be live on March 13th.

The updated site includes a fresh new look, changes to navigation, and search capability. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so you’ll get details on new items that are available from a quick glance.

There’s a whole host of smaller but impactful changes, all to make your experience that much better.

Key Updates of the website include :

What's New

Favorites and Low Stock


Updated Search and Capability Favorites


Summary Tab


For customer support, please contact our e-tools group at: (800) 647-6050 option 1 for english, 5 for website support.


PPG and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) named Alum-Line Trailers of Cresco, Iowa, as the recipient of the 2017 Green Manufacturing Award. The award was presented to Alum-Line Trailers president Gary Gooder and director of marketing Sydney Gooder by NATM president Greg Snyder at the 29th annual NATM national convention and trade show held Feb. 15–17 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Alum-Line, a family-owned company, builds a variety of commercial trailers as well as truck bodies and tool boxes; it is known for the quality of its custom aluminum products.

According to Ron Yarnell, PPG OEM sales manager, the Green Manufacturing Award was established to recognize the NATM member with the year’s best solution or innovation that delivers a positive impact on the environment. “The award is intended to encourage NATM members to implement ecologically sound programs,” said Yarnell. “We are all accountable for how our actions affect the world around us. Environmental sensitivity, sustainability, doing the right things—it’s all more important than ever. Companies that take this mission to heart and make the necessary improvements reflect well on our industry and our society. Alum-Line is one of those companies.”

“It was a great honor to receive this year’s Green Award,” said Gary Gooder. “As long- term members of the NATM, this award sparked our interest to work even harder to have our company and facilities as environmentally friendly and energy efficient as possible. These practices are never-ending and popular with our employees, and we will continue to add additional green practices every year.”

The initiatives that companies may employ include process or equipment improvements, emissions reduction, recycling techniques, material utilization, design advancement and other ecologically responsible actions. Award applicants are required to provide documentation of their work demonstrating the results of their efforts. Entries are judged by the NATM executive committee.

Alum-Line was selected for the 2017 award because of the steps the company has taken to improve efficiencies and sustainability awareness. In his presentation, Snyder noted Alum-Line’s environmental actions:
 

  • In 2014 Alum-Line installed solar panels on two of the company’s largest manufacturing buildings. The facilities have since generated 63.5 million watt hours of clean energy—equivalent to planting 1,150 trees, running a refrigerator for 38.6 years, or powering a 13-watt CFL bulb for 558 years.

  • A solar-powered manufacturing building with efficient floor heat and good urethane insulation was completed in 2014. Expansions totaling more than 70,000 square feet have been set up to use floor heat. Converting all lighting to efficient LED began in 2014, saving a total of 35,542 kilowatt hours of electrical energy to date, with the project more than 80 percent complete.

  • The company promotes in-house recycling by educating its employees, customers and the community and by setting a good example: Alum-Line recycles used tires, wood pallets and scrap metal to local vendors. In addition to saving trees through reduced use and recycling of paper products, Alum-Line planted nearly two acres of new trees on its property this year.

  • Alum-Line reduces scrap by using materials according to comprehensive waste reduction measures. When usable and appropriate, scrap is kept for future builds.

  • Alum-Line maintains its own transportation department and organizes deliveries specifically for efficiency to reduce fuel and oil consumption.

The Green Manufacturing award includes a cash gift that is directed to a charitable organization of the winner’s choice. Alum-Line selected the Howard County Agricultural and Historical Society in Cresco as the recipient. Several trailer-related companies including Optronics International, Dexter Axle, Lavanture Products Company, the Carlstar Group and Kenda Tire joined major sponsor PPG in supporting the award.

The NATM represents manufacturers of light- and medium-duty trailers as well as a range of suppliers to the industry. The association has more than 800 member companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and other countries. The NATM is dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance and acts as a voice for manufacturers and their suppliers when issues of trailer safety and regulation are considered.

PPG offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG coatings products are marketed under several brand names including DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT®.


PPG is serving as a major sponsor and exhibitor at the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Power Auto-Rama being held March 17–19 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. It is the company’s first appearance at the popular show. PPG will display its broad range of automotive refinish products in booths #701 and #801.

Based on the event concept of featuring piston-powered vehicles, the center floor will be filled with world-class cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods, airplanes, monster trucks, military vehicles and more. The show’s theme is “Forward to the Past”—celebrating the next 50 years of Piston Power Auto-Rama shows in Cleveland.

“We’re very excited to sponsor this great show,” said Steve Lehner, PPG segment manager. “This is an event for people who love cars, trucks, street rods, motorcycles—anything that moves by piston power, and because so many of the builders and painters choose PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance and DELTRON® DBC basecoat color systems as well as our VIBRANCE COLLECTION® products, we want to be here to support them.”

Aside from its display, PPG is providing something special for attendees—the PPG Coloring Book event. This family-friendly activity, taking place in the Model Car Display Area, is geared for children of all ages. The PPG Coloring Book event coordinator will be on hand with coloring sheets and crayons. Simply color one of the five designs and receive a PPG coloring book.

Lehner adds, “The coloring book event is perfect for the families that attend. The kids really get into it, and everyone gets a kick out of seeing what they come up with. We might just find some great artists out there.”




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PPG has launched its state-of-the-art TOUCHMIX® XI computer, the first of three advanced tools that will make up PPG’s new branded Color Solutions product line known as XI. A PPG exclusive, this robust WINDOWS® OS computer is designed to provide easy navigation of PPG’s PAINTMANAGER® software program to reduce mixing room complexity and allow technicians to work more efficiently.

“This is a highly significant technological leap in color solutions and a genuine aid in simplifying refinish color identification and matching,” said John Beran, director, refinish global color IT. “By linking this remarkable self-contained unit with our PaintManager system, we’ve developed a secure and compact solution for the most demanding collision center environments.”

According to Beran, the TouchMix XI unit features plug-and-play functionality, an easy-to-clean 15” glass color touchscreen and a paint-resistant finish. Its small footprint permits it to be configured in several ways—stand-, pole- or wall-mounted with no external computer or keyboard required. In addition, TouchMix XI provides a variety of networking options to match collision center operations, USB data backup, Wi-Fi capability and Ethernet and HDMI compatibility to enhance its versatility.

“We believe technicians will find TouchMix XI to be an outstanding way to productively streamline shop operations,” added Tracey Johnson, senior manager, global IT. “PPG customers will appreciate the improved system reliability, reduced support costs and minimal maintenance. Like all of our products, TouchMix XI is intended to keep PPG at the forefront of color solutions.”

The TouchMix XI computer is now available in the U.S. and Canada. Launch dates for the PaintManager XI program software and RAPIDMATCH XI spectrophotometer, the next two components in the Color Solutions lineup, will be announced soon.


For over 35 years, the DELTRON® refinish system has built a legacy for color match, speed, and outstanding results in almost any operating environment. As tried and true as the family name, it's no wonder the Deltron brand has long been the choice for people named Alloway, Penske, and other family-run outfits across the country.

At PPG, we understand that your shop is only as good as its last job. That's why we're proud to offer the Deltron refinish system.

In shops of all stripes and sizes, the Deltron system offers a track record of color excellence and process efficiency. Out full range of solutions covers every conceivable need from start to finish. Best of all, our products are painter-friendly and remarkably forgiving.

When it's your good name on the line, turn to the one that's proven itself time and time again. The Deltron brand from PPG. The best-selling refinish system in North America.


Deltron Brand Ad Series: Prove Your Colors

Deltron: Prove Your Colors AdShow the world what you're made of. For Mike and Marcy Campos of MC Customs in Houston, Texas, the ability to match with the right color has long been a key benefit of the DELTRON® refinish system. Thanks to PPG’s unrivaled global color database of over 2 million formulas and over 40,000 OEM primes and variants, the Deltron system provides the enviable color capability to spray a spot-on match the first time, every time.


Deltron Brand Ad Series: Building Reputations

Deltron: Building Reputations AdOne coat at a time. You do it because you love cars. And you won’t accept anything less than your best. So when your shop’s good name is on the line, turn to the system with a long, proven track record of color excellence and process efficiency. For Rick Strickland and Bob Winters of South of the Square Collision Center in Medina, Ohio, the right choice is the Deltron refinish system from PPG.


Deltron Brand Ad Series: Tried and True

Deltron: An American OriginalAs tried and true as the family name. For successful business owners like the Regenerus brothers at Alter Collision, reputations are hard-earned and long built. For over 35 years, the DELTRON® brand has stood by family-run outfits, offering refinish solutions their customers can count on for color match excellence, durability and outstanding appearance.



PPG and Team Penske have teamed up for another year of racing. Celebrating the 34th year of their successful partnership, PPG continues as a key sponsor of Team Penske’s Verizon IndyCar and NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the 2017 racing season. PPG will serve as the exclusive sponsor for one of Team Penske’s entries in five major racing events—three Verizon IndyCar Series and two NASCAR Xfinity Series races—and as an associate sponsor on all the team’s cars and equipment. Team Penske cars will feature PPG colors and logos at the races.

“We’re all very excited about the 2017 racing season,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director of marketing. “It’s a real thrill to see PPG’s Team Penske car on the track, and it reflects the solid relationship between our two companies. Look for us trackside at these races. We’re going all out for the checkered flag.”

The 2017 season began March 12 with the Verizon IndyCar Series Streets of St. Petersburg 110-lap, 198-mile race in Florida, where Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud, the 2016 Verizon IndyCar champion, climbed into the PPG car to begin his run for a repeat championship. Pagenaud won three of four races in the PPG car last year and declared PPG blue to be his lucky color. He began this season with a second-place finish in the 21-car field.

PPG-sponsored Team Penske racing continues through Oct. 6 closing with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 300 in Concord, N.C. A complete schedule of PPG-Team Penske racing events, dates and television times (EDT) follows.

PPG has been a longtime major sponsor of Team Penske with a business association that dates back to PPG’s involvement in automobile racing and sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999. As a leading global supplier of high-performance coatings, PPG has become Penske Corporation’s exclusive supplier of refinish coatings for its racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries and facilities. Team Penske uses PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat for painting its race cars.


A PPG-painted 1933 Ford Roadster, “Renaissance Roadster,” took home the coveted Don Ridler Memorial Award at the 65th Detroit Autorama recently held at Cobo Center in the heart of the Motor City. Owned by Buddy Jordan of San Antonio, Texas, and built by Steve Frisbie and his team at Steve’s Auto Restoration in Portland, Ore., the Renaissance Roadster garnered the first Ridler award for the Frisbie team. Established in 1963, the Ridler Award—the most prestigious and respected honor in the custom car world—is the highlight of the Detroit Autorama, presented to the most outstanding custom car or truck making its debut appearance at the show.

The talented crew at Steve’s Auto Restoration used aluminum and steel shaped from flat metal stock to give the roadster its winning look. Power was provided courtesy of a modified aluminum big-block V-8 engine from Chevrolet Performance. The original design for the Renaissance Roadster came from a sketch by team member and designer Chris Ito with additional inspiration from Frisbie and another team member, designer David Brost. Painter Jay Spencer gave the Ford its dazzling candy-apple red and black appearance spraying an array of PPG refinish products. These included DELTRON® 2000 DBC9700 Basecoat Black, DCU 2021 CONCEPT® Urethane Clear, DMD1696 Coarse Silver Dollar Aluminum along with VIBRANCE COLLECTION® RADIANCE® II DMX214 Red Violet and DMX213 Red (Blue Shade) Dye and CRYSTALLANCEVM4501 silver glass flake.

The Ridler winner is selected from a field of eight finalists collectively known as the Great Eight. Just qualifying for this elite group is a significant achievement and PPG-painted vehicles were well represented. “After Thought,” a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe owned by Ted and Colleen Hubbard and built by Andy Leach and his team at CAL Automotive Creations in Omaha, Neb., was one of the finalists. “After Thought” has an old-school look created by Charley Hutton at his Charley Hutton Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho. Charley gave the car body its “Paleozoic Sea Blue” finish using ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat. Accent colors included Pepper Grey on the engine and chassis, “After Thought Gold” on the wheels and titanium on the blower. GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat was used on the body and D8115 Matte Clearcoat on the satin colors.

“Split Ray,” a 1966 Corvette owed by Dennis Johnson and built by Scott Roth and Brian Hartwell at The Auto Shoppe in South Burlington, Vt., also made the cut. The car, painted by several of the shop’s crew members, owes its custom Shark Skin Grey Metallic finish to a combination of PPG products including AQUABASE® Plus waterborne basecoat, NEXA AUTOCOLOR® P565-3125 Wet on Wet Sealer Grey, and Deltron DC4000 Velocity Premium Clearcoat.

Ed Sears’ “Gold Standard,” a gleaming 1941 Ford Pickup built by Gary Corkell and the team at One Off Rod & Custom, Inc., in Middletown, Del., caught the Great Eight judges’ eyes. Corkell, along with Kevin Bluzzard, used PPG Envirobase High Performance basecoat, ECP15 A-Chromatic Surfacer – Gray, and a custom color mix “Brown Sugar” with Vibrance Collection Crystallance VM4505 topaz glass flake for the glowing finish.

Also in the Great Eight and sporting a stunning PPG finish was George Poteet’s 1932 Ford, “The GPT,” from Johnson’s Hot Road Shop in Gadsden, Ala., a PPG shop since 1995.

An additional Autorama honor, the Lokar/STREET RODDER Driven Award went to a 1949 Cadillac convertible owned by Tracy Chapman and built by her husband Harold and his crew at Customs & Hot Rods of Andice in Georgetown, Texas. Shop foreman Michael Kaiser had expert painter Lance Nelson give the Caddy its lustrous white-and-blue satin finish with Deltron 2000 DBC Basecoat, a special blend of tints and toners and Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat. All that Cadillac sheet metal was finished in PPG custom white paint, contrasted by a dark blue cloth top. Customs & Hot Rods of Andice also won the PPG Outstanding Paint award with a 1932 Ford finished in Envirobase High Performance basecoat and Global Refinish System D8152 Performance + Glamour Clearcoat and D8117 Semi-Gloss Clearcoat. The car features Vibrance Collection Crystallance colors—“Smoking Gun” on the body and “Brown Sugar” on the wheels.

The Ridler Award is officially known as the Don Ridler Memorial Award. It was named after the man who made the Detroit Autorama the nation’s premier custom car show. The owner of the winning car receives a cash award and a special embroidered jacket along with the greater prize of the coveted Ridler Award trophy representing the ultimate in custom design brilliance.


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