Posts Tagged ‘ PPG ’

PPG to Invest $60 Million in New Manufacturing Facility in Lipetsk, Russia

Oct 1st, 2013

PPG Industries has announced plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia. The company anticipates completion of the project in the second half of 2015. The new facility is expected to employ more than 150 people and manufacture a wide [...]

U.S. Manufacturers Save $1 Billion, 11 Million Tons of CO2 Through Energy Efficiency Investments

Sep 30th, 2013

PPG has float glass operations in Carlisle, Pa., Mt. Zion, Ill., Wichita Falls, Texas, and Fresno, Calif.

PPG Industries, Eastman Chemical Co., Saint-Gobain Corp. and Ingersoll Rand were among the more than 120 manufacturers recognized last week by the Department of Energy (DOE) for making wise investments that reduced energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions while improving their bottom lines. Through the DOE’s “Better Buildings, Better Plants” program, which is a key [...]

Judge Denies AGC Request for Settlement Terms

Jun 12th, 2013

Donetta W. Ambrose, the Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has denied a request that would have compelled window manufacturer Jeld-Wen Inc. to reveal the terms of a confidential settlement agreement between the window manufacturing firm and one of the four North American glass manufacturers it was suing for collusion [...]

PPG Issues 2012 Sustainability Report

Apr 26th, 2013

PPG Industries today announced the launch of the company’s new sustainability vision, values and goals issued in the 2012 PPG Corporate Sustainability Report. This sustainability “framework” follows more than a year of -depth internal and external analysis to determine what is most meaningful and impactful to PPG and its stakeholders. According to the report, leading [...]

PPG Completes Acquisition of AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

Apr 2nd, 2013

PPG Industries has finalized the previously announced acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel N.V., based in Amsterdam. The transaction is valued at $1.05 billion. “We are pleased to have successfully completed this acquisition, the second-largest in our company’s history, as it further extends PPG’s architectural coatings business in the United [...]

PPG Appoints Sklarsky as Executive Vice President of Finance

Mar 29th, 2013

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PPG Industries has added Frank S. Sklarsky as executive vice president of finance, effective April 15. He will report to chairman and CEO Charles Bunch. Also, effective August 1, Sklarsky will be named PPG executive vice president and chief financial officer. David B. Navikas, currently PPG senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, [...]

Industry Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

Mar 15th, 2013

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., Lowe’s, Dow and PPG are a few of the industry companies named to Fortune magazine’s 2013 List of World’s Most Admired Companies. Fortune Brands once again ranked No. 3 in the “Home Equipment, Furnishings” category. “On behalf of our 16,000 associates, we are honored to receive this prestigious recognition, [...]

Glass Leak Occurs at PPG’s Carlisle, Pa. Plant

Jan 29th, 2013

A leak from a glass furnace occurred at 3 a.m. today at PPG Industries’ Carlisle, Pa., flat glass plant, according to reports from the company. “Molten glass leaked from the furnace into the plant’s basement area,” reads the company’s official statement. “The leak has been stopped and contained. The incident is under investigation.” According to [...]

PPG Expects Georgia Gulf Merger with Commodity Chemicals Business to Close Today

Jan 28th, 2013

PPG Industries has announced that company officials expect its previously announced separation of its commodity chemicals business and its merger with a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corp. to be completed later today. Upon the completion of the merger, the combined company formed by uniting Georgia Gulf with PPG’s commodity chemicals business will be named Axiall [...]

PPG Sees Improvement in Flat Glass Market

Jan 14th, 2013

PPG Industries officials were optimistic about the future of the flat glass industry during a discussion of the company’s fourth-quarter 2012 results held this morning. “We think we have begun to see improvement in the flat glass business tide, more specifically for end use market in the commercial construction industry in North America,” says PPG [...]