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PPG Helps to Refurbish Associació de Solidaritat i Ajuda Veïnal Center with Volunteers, Donated Paint and Supplies

June 23, 2016
By Business Wire News

RUBI, Spain

PPG (NYSE: PPG) recently helped to rejuvenate the Associació de Solidaritat i Ajuda Veïnal (ASAV) community center in Rubi, Barcelona, with donated paint and paint supplies as well as employees who volunteered to fix and brighten the center’s walls. Participating PPG employees work at the company’s Rubi facility as well as nearby sites in Montcada and Barberà del Vallès.

Paint supplies and about 200 liters of DYRUP® brand paints were donated by the Barberà del Vallès site. Also, nine PPG employees collaborated to perform needed repairs and painting at the center, where nonprofit organization ASAV offers support and workforce training to individuals who are trying to rebuild their lives.

“This was such a fulfilling project,” said Cristina Soler, PPG human resources director, Portugal and Spain. “At the end of the day, we saw how our efforts and PPG’s donations together helped to improve our community.”

For more information about ASAV, please visit

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015 to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 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 $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit

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PPG Media Contacts:
Ken Armistead
Corporate Communications, EMEA
Carina Gomes
HR Internal Communications, Portugal & Spain