PPG (NYSE:PPG) today marked the 135th anniversary of its
founding with Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive
officer, and members of the company’s leadership team ringing the bell
to signal the close of business on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Click
here to view a video of the ceremony.
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PPG marked the 135th anniversary of its founding with Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer, and members of the company’s leadership team ringing the bell to signal the close of business on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). (Photo: Business Wire)
“Ringing the NYSE closing bell puts an exclamation point on our 135th
anniversary. This is a milestone that few manufacturing companies
reach,” said McGarry. “From its humble beginnings, PPG has endured,
grown, evolved and transformed time and again. We’ve led technological
change and have become a global leader through the strength of our
products, manufacturing capabilities, sustainability, innovation,
community engagement, and a dedicated, world-class workforce. We’re
poised to lead, succeed, and protect and beautify the world for the next
PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and listed on
the NYSE on Dec. 17, 1945. Over its 135-year history, the company has
strategically transformed from a plate glass manufacturer based in
Pittsburgh to a leading paint, coatings and specialty materials
manufacturer, with more than 47,000 employees and 160 manufacturing
facilities in 70-plus countries. PPG has paid uninterrupted annual
dividends since 1899 and has raised its annual dividend payout for 46
Over the company’s history, it has introduced revolutionary innovations
that allow customers to be more efficient, effective and sustainable.
These include the automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
electrocoat painting process, aerospace coatings that use eggplant-like
technology to keep passenger cabins cool, OLYMPIC® SmartGuard wood stain
in a pouch by PPG and SIGMA® Air Pure paint by PPG that protects indoor
air quality, just to name a few.
Today, the company is well-known for its consumer paint brands around
the world, including PPG paint, GLIDDEN®, COMEX®, RENNER®, MASTER’S
MARK®, JOHNSTONE’S®, LEYLAND® Trade, Sigma and SEIGNEURIE® paints
PPG’s operations go beyond product innovation to extend to communities.
PPG and the PPG Foundation collaborate and engage with employees,
community partners and other stakeholders to make their vision of
bringing color and brightness to communities a reality. Since its
inception in 1951, the PPG Foundation has provided tens of millions of
dollars to communities globally.
In addition, the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ program, PPG’s signature
initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the
neighborhoods where the company operates around the world. Through the
program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG
provides 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 150 Colorful
Communities projects, impacting more than 4.5 million people in 25
The company’s position as a manufacturing leader, employer and community
partner has been recognized by a number of organizations, including
Fortune, Forbes, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and more.
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for 135 years.
Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest
challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With
headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70
countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2017. We serve
customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities are
trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.Leyland, Master’s Mark and Olympic
are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.Glidden is
a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.SIGMA
is a registered trademark of PPG Coatings Nederland B.V.Comex is
a registered trademark of Consorcio Comex S. A. de C. V.Renner is
a registered trademark of Renner Herrmann S.A. and Renner Sayerlack
S.A., used under license.Johnstone’s is registered
trademark of PPG Architectural Coatings UK Limited.Seigneurie is
a registered trademark of PPG AC – France.
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