STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, June 4, 2019 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced its continued sponsorship of drag racing’s popular Tasca Racing team throughout the 2019 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) season.

Led by Bob Tasca III, team president and driver, Tasca Racing is running a full schedule in the Funny Car category of the NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team’s 11,000-horsepower PPG Ford Shelby Nitro Mustang will display the PPG logo in every race this year.

PPG will serve as Tasca Racing’s primary sponsor for two key races – the New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire, set for July 5–7, and the Mile High Nationals at Denver’s Bandimere Speedway from July 19–21. PPG is also Tasca Racing’s secondary sponsor for the other 22 races this season, which began in February and will run through Sept. 2.

“We are thrilled to sponsor Tasca Racing again this year,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, marketing and strategic sales, automotive refinish. “PPG and Tasca Racing have had a strong relationship for more than 20 years, ever since Bob’s grandfather began using PPG products in his Ford dealership collision center in Cranston, Rhode Island. It was only natural that PPG would help sponsor the Tasca team when it decided to take to the track. The sponsorship has become much more than just good business. Drag racing is exciting to watch.”

Tasca Racing’s Mustang, a recognizable force on the NHRA national circuit, is decked out with a new body this year. Still in place is the proven monster engine, which regularly reaches speeds in the 325 mph zone and beyond in just over 3.8 seconds. Performance at such a high level has given Tasca victories at six national NHRA events.

“It is great to have PPG as a sponsor again,” said Tasca. “Seeing the PPG logo on our car says it all about our partnership. My grandfather made a good move when he started working with PPG, and I am happy to continue that relationship. I hope we can bring in wins throughout the season, and I hope to see plenty of PPG customers and racing fans wherever we race.”

Tasca is also vice president of the Tasca Automotive Group. The company has nine locations, including new car dealerships, collision centers and service centers, throughout New England and Florida. PPG Envirobase® High Performance is the brand of choice in the company’s four collision centers.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, June 27, 2019 — PPG (NYSE: PPG) MVP Business Solutions has added three dynamic classes to its Business Development series. The classes — Refinish Area Optimization, Administrative Process Improvement and Advanced Estimating 2019 — are designed to help collision center owners, managers and other key personnel streamline processes, maximize resources and improve estimating accuracy by applying innovative, proprietary MVP performance-accelerating business processes.

“Our entire purpose is to help PPG customers be competitive and successful,” said Robb Power, PPG senior manager, MVP business solutions, automotive refinish. “Classes are intended to boost shop productivity and efficiency and are representative of PPG’s overall commitment to the automotive refinish industry. They’re a key factor in the robust relationship we build with our customers. Each of these new classes provides skills and insights that can make a critical difference in a collision center’s bottom line.”

MVP classes are offered at PPG business development centers and other convenient locations across the United States and Canada. The new classes include:

Refinish Area Optimization (one-day class, two-day on-site workshop)
The class focuses on issues that influence profitability and optimize spray booth operations. Sessions include a group situation analysis exercise.

Topics include:

  • The refinish process
  • Paint shop KPIs
  • Applying the quick-changeover approach to increase productivity
  • Solving common refinish production problems
  • Proven strategies to drive continuous improvement

Administrative Process Improvement (one-day class)
This highly interactive class will help participants understand how to approach administrative processes and staff to maximize resources and profits.

Topics include:

  • The collision center administrative environment
  • Introduction to process mapping
  • The work file (paper flow) process
  • Administrative positions and duties
  • Skills evaluation
  • Training-needs assessment
  • Administrative action planning

Advanced Estimating 2019 (two-day class)
The class will provide participants with the latest practices for writing technically accurate estimates for safe and complete repairs.

Topics include:

  • Refinish operations
  • Managing KPIs
  • Advanced technologies/tools for today’s estimator
  • Research and documentation
  • Analytical diagnostics
  • Procedure pages
  • Estimatic library
  • LQK parts and more

MVP has started conducting these classes. Participants attending early class sessions have been overwhelmingly receptive.

Working with the MVP team allowed us to instantly increase our production through the paint shop by nearly 30% with much less chaos. Setting up a standardized process in our paint shop with PPG has allowed us to solve other issues in our system and move forward to the level we need to be at to continuously separate ourselves from other collision centers.” — Jordan Beshears, vice president of operations, Steve’s Auto Body, O’Fallon, Illinois.

Class was very good. Got a lot of info and will start using it right away.” — Richard DiStefano, Stadium Auto Body, Allston, Massachusetts

“MVP has steadily provided the industry’s most comprehensive set of training, tools and services for the collision professional,” said John Fagan II, PPG business solutions manager. “Our classes consistently yield positive results. We welcome all PPG customers and hope they will let us assist them in their success.”

Fagan adds that MVP classes are popular and seats are limited. PPG customers are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a place. A complete schedule of class dates and locations is available at ppgmvp.com. All MVP classes can be arranged for specific regions and shops to address particular issues.

To learn more about PPG MVP training, consulting and resources, visit “Explore Our Programs” or call 866-237-8178.


New UV handheld cure light, other additions increase shop productivity.

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, June 25, 2019
PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it has expanded its PPG OneChoice® UV primer system to include a handheld ultraviolet (UV) LED cure light to provide a speedier solution. Technicians can complete spot refinish repairs in two to three minutes, boosting cycle-time performance and productivity in automotive repair shops.

The expanded system uses proven PPG advanced aerosol technology – SUA1080 UV primer and SXA1081 UV primer cleaner – along with the new light and UV protective glasses and gloves.

“This expanded PPG OneChoice® UV primer system is ideal for quick spot repairs,” said Jennifer Boros, PPG director of marketing, collision segment, North America. “It has been engineered to help shops save time and increase throughput and productivity thanks to the ease and efficiency of UV processing. We have combined high-build performance with an industry-leading cure speed. PPG customers immediately will see the constructive difference the system makes in shop operations.”

Efficiency is built into the entire system. The SUA1080 UV primer, which is a “shake and spray” product that requires no mixing, is quickly ready for sanding when used with the new handheld UV LED cure light. The light makes the curing process more effective and convenient compared to a fixed-position lamp. In addition, the SXA1081 primer cleaner allows a technician to quickly clean the cured primer before sanding. The end result is that there is no waste, pot life issues and spray gun cleaning.

The system has already been adopted by automotive repair shops across the U.S. that use PPG refinish paint systems.

“The new PPG OneChoice® system is easy to use,” said Dan Sayres, owner, Custom Images Auto Body in Waverly, West Virginia. “There is little to clean up and no messy, clogged up spray guns. The built-in efficiency of the primer system lets us be more productive. The handheld light works like a charm, and my painters are very happy with it.”

The PPG OneChoice® system works over properly cleaned steel, aluminum, fiberglass, galvanized steel, polyester body filler, and rigid and semi-rigid plastic except for polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS). It is compatible with all original equipment manufacturer and PPG refinish paint systems and is suitable for use throughout the U.S. and Canada.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, June 21, 2019
PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it is preparing for one of the most popular automotive events in the U.S. – the annual Goodguys PPG Nationals, which are taking place July 12-14 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Presented by PPG, the show is the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s biggest gathering of the year.

The show annually attracts tens of thousands of custom car enthusiasts with more than 6,500 hot rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles and custom creations on display. Many of the vehicles sport brilliant coats of stunning PPG paint.

The theme of the 22nd annual show is “Goodguys Summer of ’69.” It will celebrate 50 years of the Camaro, one of America’s most beloved cars, with a special exhibit of 149 customized versions. Among them is the PPG-painted Big Red Camaro, which is a legendary 2,000-horsepower muscle car that draws large crowds whenever it is on display.

Highlights of the show will include the presentation of the PPG Dream Car and Street Machine of the Year awards. The PPG Dream Car awards are given to the two cars or trucks that best demonstrate the outstanding use of color, design, gloss and execution in a paint job. The Street Machine of the Year award goes to the cutting-edge street rod that combines exceptional build quality with extreme performance. Competition for the honors is always fierce, with custom car painters and builders going all out for these much sought-after accolades.

The PPG red, white and blue show truck will be a focal point at the event, offering a variety of activities throughout the weekend. The colorful show truck serves as a mobile PPG exhibit designed to give custom car builders and painters a chance to learn about PPG’s innovative products, hottest colors and dazzling special effects to create show-stopping finishes.

PPG events include a special appearance by elite custom painter Charley Hutton, who will be at the show truck display signing posters (while supplies last) and answering questions about his work. Visitors can meet Hutton on Friday, July 12, at 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The PPG exhibit also will showcase an array of stunning vehicles, including:

  • Rick Fragnoli’s 1969 Dodge Charger, painted by Cleveland Power & Performance, Columbia Station, Ohio.
  • Dave Puckett Jr.’s 1964 Chevrolet Corvette, painted by Hausfield Classics, Springboro, Ohio.
  • Marc Mullin’s 1964 Chevy C-10 pickup, painted by Jeremy Seanor, PPG training instructor.

“This is truly an event for lovers of custom cars,” said Cristina Fronzaglia-Murray, PPG director, communications and customer engagement, automotive refinish. “We have joined with Goodguys for more than two decades, and each year the show gets bigger and better. It is a thrill to see all the cars and crowds, and we are always excited to present the PPG Dream Car and Street Machine of the Year awards. This is a great family event, and we invite all show visitors to our display.”

With more than 70,000 active members, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is one of the world’s largest hot-rodding associations. The organization produces dynamic, well-attended automotive events across the country, including the national show in Columbus.

PPG is the official paint supplier to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. The company exhibits at all national and many regional Goodguys events, displaying the latest automotive refinish products, hottest colors and custom tones, unique pigments and special-effect finishes from the Envirobase® High Performance paint system, Vibrance Collection® custom finishes, Deltron® refinish system and other PPG brands.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, June, 13, 2019 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the introduction of PPG Delfleet One paint system to the U.S. and Canadian markets. This complete and compact line of advanced coatings is specially formulated to address the demanding refinish needs of the commercial transportation industry.

PPG engineered these next-generation coatings to deliver outstanding color matching, ease of use, increased productivity and the commercial transportation industry’s lowest volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions for a premium paint system with full color capability.

The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats. It features 57% fewer VOC emissions compared to a traditional paint system, ensuring compliance with regulations in all regions of North America.

“The PPG Delfleet One paint system is a major technological advance and the direct result of PPG asking the people who matter – fleet operators, truck body builders, repair facility painters and others who work with these types of products every day – what they wanted in a premium paint system,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG segment manager, commercial coatings, U.S. and Canada. “We believe our customers will appreciate the product capabilities and productivity boost offered by the most environmentally progressive premium system in the commercial transportation original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and repair markets.”

The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes the latest aluminum and pearl pigments to provide full color capability for direct gloss, basecoat and matte colors, all of which have a VOC of 1.5 pounds per gallon. The system’s clearcoats and primers have a VOC of 2.0 or less pounds per gallon.

The compact paint system has 42 toners, four binders and four paint additives, efficiently reducing on-hand inventory requirements yet providing the resources needed to address all refinish or OEM work.

The entire system is supported by PPG’s extensive color database that expands as new colors, special mixes and variant formulas emerge. It uses the exclusive PPG Delfleet One Tint Guide and PPG Delfleet One Color Deck, which houses thousands of OEM color chips and variants arranged chromatically. The system also ensures accurate color match through PPG’s cutting-edge color tools that include the RapidMatch® XI spectrophotometer, TouchMix® XI computer and PaintManager® XI software.

“The tools that support the PPG Delfleet One paint system make color selection and matching accuracy much easier,” said Wirth. “Painters can rest assured that the system’s ‘what you see is what you’ll spray’ approach precisely matches commercial vehicle colors. All our color tools are supported by the PPG Color Matching Laboratory, which is exclusively dedicated to accurately matching commercial vehicle colors.”

PPG designed the PPG Delfleet One paint system for ease of use. Painters can feel confident using traditional application techniques, and the system’s excellent toner stability and consistency minimize color variation among painters. The system has very consistent ready-to-spray viscosities across color families, eliminating the need for painters to adjust each color before application or change spray-gun settings. It also features excellent metallic control, good rivet hang and outstanding matte control with anti-burnishing, and it is easy to mix with shared hardeners and reducers. Painters can adjust dry times simply through hardener selection.

To support the PPG Delfleet One paint system, the PPG Delfleet One microsite features detailed marketing information, product technical information and how-to videos. PPG is also offering a training program on core application techniques for commercial refinish professionals. The PPG training website provides specific PPG Delfleet One course information, and site visitors are encouraged to use the search term “Delfleet One™” to find classes in their area.


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