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PPG Marks 30 Years of Coatings Application Development at Flint, Michigan, Center

September 25, 2015
By Business Wire News


PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) recently marked 30 years of developing and testing automotive coatings products and processes at its application development center complex in Flint, Michigan.

“The Flint center has helped us become the world leader in transportation coatings by offering both PPG and our customers an opportunity to see exactly how technologies will work in manufacturing operations,” said Cindy Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings. “We are very proud to reach this 30-year milestone and excited to complete upgrades that will support future industry innovations.”

Since 1985, the Flint site has served as a testing center where automotive manufacturers and PPG can assess coatings products and processes before adding them to a production environment. Three technology centers in the complex enable PPG experts to work directly with customers on testing and evaluating various coatings technologies on customer parts prior to line trial or launch.

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PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

PPG Automotive OEM Coatings
Mike Millar, 248-641-2237