We're pleased to announce that four new LED items are available for purchase through PPG online ordering! The two digital clocks being introduced are for the PPG and Envirobase® High Performance brands. If these digital clocks prove popular, more brand styles will be considered.

We're also introducing a new PPG "OPEN" sign featuring an old-school, neon-letter style but all-new LED technology. And last but not least, we have a new PPG painter character sign. The paint from the spray gun is animated to change colors!
 

15.5"W x 18.5"H PPG LED Digital Clock
Part No. LEDCLKPPG2

15.5"W x 18.5"H
Envirobase® High Performance
LED Digital Clock.

Part No.  LEDCLKEHP2

19"W x 21.4"H
PPG Open Sign

Part No. LEDOPEN

 

22"W x 17.75"H
Animated PPG Painter Sign

Part No. LEDSPRAY

 

In addition to these LED signs, the round sign, graphics, and clocks are still available to order through PPG Online Ordering. Download the flyer below for more information.
 

LED Signs and Clocks


PPG is pleased to announce the addition of a new Commercial Coatings metal sign and poster. The design is a Darrell Mayabb original and features custom drawings of common commercial vehicle applications such farm machinery, tanker trucks, OTR equipment and more.
 

The new sign and poster are a tribute to the late Dave Chapman. Dave was a well-respected member of the Commercial Coatings team for many years and played an instrumental role in developing the commercial business for PPG. His colleges, customers, and friends remember Dave as a fun-loving, personable man that was very passionate about PPG and the refinish industry.

Both the sign and poster are currently available in the online ordering system. Please use code CCDMMETSGN to order the metal sign or CCDMPO1 to order the poster. Signs will be available while supplies last.
 

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – May 15, 2018
PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a Color Communities project that helped revitalize Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in nearby Strongsville, where PPG has an automotive refinish facility.

The project brought together eight PPG volunteers, who spent eight hours revitalizing two family lounges at Laura’s Home. PPG provided financial and other support for the project, including PPG Paints Manor Hall® paint, supplies, new furniture, decor and artwork.

Laura’s Home is a residential facility for women and children. It is part of The City Mission, a Cleveland-based holistic ministry that serves men, women and children at their point of crisis by moving them toward stability, employment and independent housing. With 166 beds and 55 rooms, Laura’s Home provides a variety of support services intended to prepare women and children for positive, productive futures.

The PPG volunteer team painted the facility’s two family lounges in PPG’s Aqua Fiesta color, which provided a fresh and clean look. The group also hung artwork and assembled new furniture.
 

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“We wanted to do something good for the people in the Cleveland area,” said Tracey Johnson, PPG senior manager, global color software and hardware, automotive refinish. “Laura’s Home is a safe place for women and kids who need some help. Our objective was to inspire hope. The rooms went from dull and drab to all-out wow. It really made a difference.”

The volunteers’ contributions went further than sprucing up Laura’s Home. Several weeks before the project date, Johnson set up donation bins around PPG’s Strongsville offices. Employees filled the bins with personal care and hygiene products for Laura’s Home residents.

“It was clear from the start that Tracey and the PPG team were ready to serve beyond our usual expectations,” said Jaime Buxton, The City Mission internship and volunteer services supervisor. “The women from PPG understood our needs and truly did as much as possible to bless our women and children at Laura’s Home. We are grateful for their support.”

Added Bill Shaw, PPG director, refinish marketing, automotive refinish, “We’re very proud of our Colorful Communities program and the power of our volunteers and PPG products to contribute to beautifying everyday life. It’s a privilege to initiate and participate in these projects, and I applaud the enthusiasm and dedication of our Strongsville team.”

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 125 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 4 million people in 23 countries.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in 2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – May 17, 2018
The commercial coatings division of PPG has launched MeasureColor Mobile, an innovative color-matching app that brings thousands of colors to customers’ fingertips in a matter of seconds, coupled with a small colorimeter to read the target color.

MeasureColor Mobile, available in the United States and Canada, combines cloud technology with a handheld, Bluetooth-enabled scanning device to read a color, interpret the data and quickly send the closest PPG color match to the app on a customer’s tablet or smartphone. The customer then has immediate access to thousands of colors in PPG’s industrial powder and liquid coatings libraries.

“This is a color measurement system that provides our customers with a quick and precise way to identify potential color matches while eliminating time-consuming color formulation work and allows our distributors to provide liquid or powder colors more quickly to the end-user.” said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager, industrial segments, U.S. and Canada. “The MeasureColor Mobile device is about the size of a flashlight battery and can be used on nearly any surface — metal, plastic, wood and even soft surfaces — to capture color. As a color retrieval device, it is classified in a category of tools called colorimeters.”

According to Podlas, the MeasureColor Mobile tool offers several valuable features and benefits: The two features he believes will be used most often are Color Search and Color Compare. The tool’s search feature scans a customer’s color and immediately searches the library of Commercial Performance Coatings colors to see if an acceptable color already exists, thereby eliminating the need for a custom color match. The compare feature allows a customer to consider the difference between two colors — an original part and a recently painted component, for example, within a Delta E measurement of 0.50.

Podlas added that the cloud-based tool also provides ordering information such as the brand code, color name and gloss range. In the case of powders, resin chemistry is provided and the tool advises customers if the selected color is a stock or make-to-order color. In addition, the search results give distributors access to the business unit website for easy retrieval of datasheets or SDS information. All search results are displayed in a clear, easy-to-read format and then stored for sharing or archival purposes.

“The MeasureColor Mobile program was developed with support from the MeasureColor team — leaders in the field with this type of software and device. They understood PPG’s desire to address our customers’ requirements in a unique way and provided the innovations that allow the capability to move critical color projects along as speedily as possible,” said Podlas. “We believe that our customers will view MeasureColor Mobile as a revolutionary advancement in color matching.”

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 commercial coatings products are marketed under several brand names including Amercoat®, Commercial Performance Coatings, Delfleet Essential® and Delfleet® Evolution.

For more information about the MeasureColor Mobile and other commercial coatings products from PPG, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – May 22, 2018
PPG recently was named a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100 Award for its innovative PaintManager® XI software platform, designed for its global refinish customers. The annual award program recognizes 100 organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
 

“Innovation in color documentation and tools is a major mission at PPG,” said John Outcalt, PPG vice president, global refinish. “This award for our next generation paint management tool validates our efforts to be the leader in delivering color excellence to our customers through inventive technology.”

The new PaintManager® XI software and its intuitive workflow streamlines the color retrieval process to make it faster and easier for refinish paint technicians to select and mix the right color more quickly. Since the system’s color database is updated daily via the internet, technicians have access to the latest prime and color variant formulations. Other enhancements enable users to more precisely mix the correct amount of color for each repair and make it easier to track and manage active and previous repair orders.

The award-winning software also incorporates advanced reporting processes to assist collision center owners and managers in their efforts to improve the productivity and profitability of their paint operation. The network-capable system uses a combination of desktop, server and cloud-based technologies to create greater opportunities for collaboration and integration across customer locations and within organizations.

When fully deployed, PaintManager® XI software will be installed at more than 70,000 customer locations globally.

“Every year, we are honored to showcase the technology innovation and business value delivered by our CIO 100 Award winners. Each of these companies has achieved notable success in accelerating businesses to the front lines of the digital revolution,” said Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO Programs for CIO Events and the CIO Executive Council. “This year's winners are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business partnerships and customer engagement can reshape the future.”

PPG will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony on August 15 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.


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