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PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS Brand and Independent We Stand Organization Partner to Support Independent Dealers

By Business Wire News   



CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.

The new PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand today announced its exclusive paint-brand partnership with Independent We Stand, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revival of independent, locally-owned and -operated businesses. The PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand is sold exclusively by independent dealers across the U.S., while the nonprofit group encourages consumers to shop at independent businesses to help stimulate the economy in their communities.

“Our partnership with Independent We Stand demonstrates PPG’s commitment to local, independent dealers,” said John Trenta, senior brand manager, PPG Architectural Coatings. “At PPG, we’ve been working with independent dealers for more than 100 years, and we’re continually looking for opportunities to increase the visibility and support for dealers. This partnership with Independent We Stand enables us to do just that.”

Through the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand partnership with Independent We Stand, independent dealers in the U.S. that sell PPG Pittsburgh Paints products receive an immediate premium membership to Independent We Stand, which includes access to its marketing materials, resources, signage and more.

“We’re excited to partner with the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand, which represents unparalleled quality to independent dealers across the U.S.,” said Bill Brunelle, co-founder, Independent We Stand. “It makes sense for our two entities to jointly support the growth and success of independent dealers and the communities where they operate.”

Prior to 2015, DEVOE® Paint was the exclusive paint partner of Independent We Stand. In early 2015, PPG announced the new PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand, which combined the Devoe Paint and PPG Pittsburgh Paints brands into one unified brand with more than 300 years of combined experience and heritage. This new brand offers unparalleled product quality; over three centuries of combined expertise, knowledge and service; the best color program in the business; and an unwavering dedication to the independent paint retailers, independent painters and independent doers.

To learn more about the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand, visit www.ppgpittsburghpaints.com. To learn more about the Independent We Stand organization, visit www.independentwestand.org.

Independent We Stand

Independent We Stand is a movement of independent business owners across the country dedicated to informing their communities about the importance of “Buying Local” and how these efforts bolster their local economy. This movement supports all local and national causes committed to boosting local economic development projects. For more information, visit www.IndependentWeStand.org.

PPG Architectural Coatings

PPG Architectural Coatings U.S. and Canada is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.®

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 nearly 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 www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface andthe PPG logoare registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. PPG Pittsburgh Paints is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. Devoe is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel. © 2015 PPG Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

PPG Architectural Coatings
Katie Kirkpatrick, +1-724-742-5352
katie.kirkpatrick@ppg.com

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