STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, April 6, 2021 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has expanded the capabilities of the PPG AdjustRite™ commercial estimating system by adding SEM adhesives, sealers and undercoats to the platform’s Commercial Parts Listing Program supplier database. SEM Products, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of specialized automotive refinish products.

“We’re very pleased to add SEM products to our parts resource,” said Doug Orr, PPG AdjustRite™ manager. “By listing SEM products within the PPG AdjustRite™ system, users now can load the part number and current price at the same time that a collision repair estimate is being prepared. This eliminates the need to locate and price the parts manually or go outside the system, which can be a time-consuming effort.”

Suppliers such as SEM also can benefit from the PPG AdjustRite™ system integration.

“Enabling SEM to post its product catalog online via the PPG AdjustRite™ system provides the company with direct exposure to many of the same PPG AdjustRite™ system users – truck fleets, repair centers, dealerships and more,” said Orr.

As the industry’s only commercial estimating program designed specifically for medium-to-heavy-duty truck repairs (and now the RV market), the PPG AdjustRite™ commercial estimating system works on all web-enabled computers, including mobile devices that meet system requirements. Estimates can be managed from the office or shop or in the field. The system is also Estimate Management Standard (EMS)-capable, enabling it to communicate easily with other shop management systems.

For more information about the PPG AdjustRite™ commercial estimating system, call 941-391-1001 or visit www.adjustrite.com. For information about PPG commercial coating products, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - April 1, 2021 -- PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has honored Ideal Distributors of St. George, Utah, as its automotive refinish 2020 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The annual award recognizes the distributor that demonstrates outstanding performance, loyalty, product knowledge, customer service and support.

Chris Dewes, PPG director, platinum distribution programs, automotive refinish, U.S. and Canada, recently met virtually with members of Ideal Distributor’s leadership team to present the award. Ray Odette, owner and president, Ideal Distributors, accepted the honor on behalf of the company.

“Receiving the PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year award is a major accomplishment, and it’s truly an honor to present the trophy to such a deserving company,” said Dewes. “For nearly 25 years, Ideal Distributors has demonstrated the key qualities that exemplify the spirit of the PPG Platinum Distributor™ program – exceptional performance, extensive knowledge of PPG products and an unwavering commitment to serve and support its customers.”

“We are greatly honored and humbled to receive this monumental award,” said Odette. “This takes on special significance considering the uncertain and unpredictable business climate of 2020. We are an independent, family-owned business that places great value on building customer relationships. For a long-time partner like PPG to recognize us in this capacity is very gratifying.”

Ideal Distributors opened in 1974 and has been a member of the PPG Platinum Distributor™ program since 1996. With branch locations in St. George, Utah, Cedar City, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, the locally owned and operated company specializes in automotive paint and supplies. The company’s success can be attributed to a business model that focuses on providing customers with industry-leading products and the highest possible level of service and technical support.

The PPG Platinum Distributor program began as a loyalty and support initiative for PPG single-line distributors, with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG automotive refinish customers. The program delivers competitive advantages to participants by aligning the technology, training and customer support of PPG with the entrepreneurship, customer awareness, local market knowledge and service capability of independent distributors.


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