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PPG Foundation awards scholarship to Bath High School senior

LIMA, Ohio, July 26, 2017 – The PPG Foundation has awarded a PPG Foundation Scholarship to Paul Blasiman, a senior at Bath High School in Lima, Ohio, who will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall.

PPG site earns 2015 Supplier Performance Award from Canada TubeForm

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2016 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that its Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, coatings services site has earned a 2015 Supplier Performance Award from Canada Tubeform.

PPG named 'No. 1 Top Shop' in 2016 Products Finishing survey

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 07, 2016 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that its coatings services group was named the No. 1 liquid and powder coatings facility in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey rankings for 2016.

PPG announces executive appointment

PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2016 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Jeff Oravitz, previously chief executive officer of MetoKote, is appointed vice president of PPG coatings services and president of PPG-MetoKote, reporting directly to Viktor Sekmakas, PPG executive vice president.

PPG Completes Acquisition of Global Coatings Services Provider MetoKote

PITTSBURGH, July 6, 2016 -- PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of MetoKote Corporation and its affiliates. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Platinum Equity to Sell MetoKote to PPG

LOS ANGELES, CA-- June 08, 2016 - Platinum Equity today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell MetoKote to PPG (NYSE: PPG). MetoKote is a U.S.-based provider of industrial coating services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

MetoKote Receives Supplier Performance Award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc.

LIMA, OH, May 5, 2016– MetoKote Corporation’s Lima, Ohio facility, was awarded the Supplier Performance award from Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. at their annual Supplier Conference held April 21 in Waldo, Ohio.

MetoKote Relocates Performance Test Laboratory

A2LA Accredited Test Laboratory Moves to Larger Space
LIMA, OH, March 10, 2016– MetoKote Corporation, the world leader in electrocoat, powder coat, liquid paint & specialty coatings, recently relocated their Performance Test Laboratory to a larger space within their Lima, Ohio facility. MetoKote has proudly offered customers the convenience of an in-house A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) certified laboratory since 1995.

MetoKote Corporation Acquires Malcolm Enamellers ACP Ltd.

LIMA, OH, December 1, 2015– MetoKote Corporation, the world leader in advanced coating technologies, announced the acquisition of Malcolm Enamellers ACP Limited (Malcolms), a leading coating company in Wednesbury, United Kingdom, in the Greater Birmingham area.

MetoKote Announces Changes and Appointments

Industry leader in coating technology names new Global Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

MetoKote is one of Top Finishing Shops in North America

LIMA, OH, August 12, 2015 - MetoKote Corporation has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938.

MetoKote Receives Achievement Award

Lebanon, TN, Aug. 7, 2015 - MetoKote receives a Delivery Achievement Award for 2014 from Hino Motors Manufacturing USA, Inc.

MetoKote Receives Honda Supplier Performance Award

HUBER HEIGHTS, OH, June 8, 2015– MetoKote Corporation’s facility in Huber Heights, Ohio was recognized at the 17th annual American Honda Supplier Conference in Columbus, Ohio last month. Honda honored 53 suppliers for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles.

MetoKote Corporation Opens New Facility in North Carolina

LIMA, Ohio, U.S.A. December 23, 2014 – MetoKote Corporation, the world’s largest applicator of protective coatings, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commence the opening of their newest facility in Mebane, North Carolina. Several company representatives, MetoKote’s customer, GKN Driveline, and other local officials were on hand to commemorate the grand celebration.

MetoKote Receives Quality Performance Certificate from Toyota

LIMA, Ohio, U.S. June 17, 2014 – MetoKote Corporation, the largest global protective coatings supplier, is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year Toyota has awarded MetoKote’s San Antonio facility its Quality Performance Achievement Certificate.

MetoKote Corporation Earns Honda Supplier Performance Recognition

LIMA, Ohio, U.S. June 10, 2014 – MetoKote Corporation’s, Huber Heights, Ohio facility was among the top service suppliers honored at the 16th annual American Honda Supplier Conference recently held in Toronto, Canada. Forty nine of the 300+ suppliers in attendance were recognized for outstanding key performance measures for service parts suppliers. American Honda evaluates suppliers monthly in the areas of quality, value and on-time delivery and annually recognizes those with outstanding performance on the combined performance in all three categories.

MetoKote Founder Receives George E.F. Brewer Award

LIMA, Ohio, U.S. April 29, 2014 – James Blankemeyer, founder of MetoKote Corporation, has been awarded the respected George E.F. Brewer award at the Electrocoat Association’s E-Coat 2014 Conference at The Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida on April 23, 2014.

MetoKote Corporation Receives Supplier of the Year Award from Elster Perfection

LIMA, Ohio, U.S.A., April 15, 2014 - MetoKote Corporation’s Sheffield Village, Ohio facility has been selected as Supplier of the Year by Elster Perfection. The award was presented on March 5 at an executive leadership meeting at Elster’s Geneva, Ohio facility. Jeff Lucy, CPO of Elster Perfection, expressed that “MetoKote has worked hard over the past year to earn this award and we are proud to recognize MetoKote as our Supplier of the Year.” Jeff Oravitz, CEO and President and Jon Barrett, V.P. Business Development accepted this award for MetoKote.

PPG to launch new POWERCRON EPIC electrocoats at MetoKote facility

Metal-free catalyst enables reduced energy use and environmental impact

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18, 2014 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business has introduced POWERCRON EPIC(TM) electrocoats (e-coats), a line of next-generation, cationic-epoxy products that will be used for the first time in North America by MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, a key PPG partner.

Platinum Equity Acquires MetoKote Corporation

Los Angeles (October 1, 2013) – Platinum Equity announced today it has acquired MetoKote Corporation, a provider of industrial metal coating services, from CCMP Capital Partners LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

MetoKote Corporation Announces New Powder Coating Line in Peru, Illinois

LIMA, Ohio, U.S.A., September 25, 2013 - MetoKote Corporation, the world's largest custom coating applicator, has announced the addition of a new powder coat system at their Peru, Illinois facility. This new line was installed to provide additional product offerings to those customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat.

MetoKote Corporation Announces Network Infrastructure Upgrade

LIMA, Ohio, June 20, 2013 – MetoKote Corporation, the world's largest custom coating supplier, has announced new network agreements with Level 3 Communications, Time Warner Cable and PERRY proTECH to provide wide area network connections to its 29 production facilities around the globe.

MetoKote Corporation Announces New Credit Agreement

MetoKote Corporation announced that on May 18, 2012, the company entered into a new five year credit agreement with Huntington National Bank, as Administrative Agent, FirstMerit Bank as Syndication Agent and First Commonwealth Bank, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and TriState Capital Bank, as lenders.

MetoKote Corporation Announces New President and CEO

MetoKote Corporation announced today that Jeffrey J. Oravitz has been promoted by the company's Board of Directors to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Oravitz replaces former President and Chief Executive Officer DeWayne Pinkstaff, who has left the company after many years of dedicated service. The company also announced the appointment of Robert E. Lee to the position of Executive Chairman of the Board, also effective immediately.

MetoKote Corporation Earns Volkswagen Group of America's Service Parts E-coat Business for U.S. Built Passat

MetoKote Corporation announced today it has been selected by Volkswagen Group of America to provide 100 percent of the German auto manufacturer's service part e-coat needs for its Passat passenger car being produced at its first U.S. based vehicle assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.

MetoKote Corporation Earns Tier One Status to Toyota Motor Manufacturing

MetoKote Corporation announced today it has achieved tier one status to Toyota Motor Manufacturing; the only dedicated coating services company in North America to earn this distinction.

MetoKote Corporation Opens New European Regional Coating Center

MetoKote Corporation unveiled today its latest regional coating center in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, during a ceremony for customers, industry leaders, government officials, and members of the media.

MetoKote Executives Honored by Electrocoat Association

MetoKote Corporation was honored to have three individuals receive awards at the biennial ECOAT Conference recently held in Louisville, Kentucky. Out of the four awards presented, two MetoKote individuals received the George E.F. Brewer Award for their outstanding contributions to the field of electrocoat (e-coat) technology.

MetoKote Corporation Adds Depth to Business Development and Marketing Disciplines

MetoKote Corporation announced today it has hired a business development professional whose responsibilities will focus on leading global growth in coating equipment and application services within critical business sectors. The company also expanded its marketing ranks to provide strategic direction to its communication and marketing initiatives.

MetoKote Corporation Partners with Foxmark International for Asia-Pacific Business Expansion

MetoKote Corporation announced today it has entered into a consulting services agreement with Foxmark International, a management services firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, to assist in expanding the company's coating services with manufacturers based in the Asia-Pacific region.

MetoKote Corporation Breaks Ground for New Facility in Germany

MetoKote Corporation, the industry leader in the application of protective coatings, broke ground in Germany on a new 38,000 square foot facility. The $9.8 million investment is MetoKote’s first facility in Germany and is located in the city of Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg.

Governor Strickland Talks Education Reform during Visit with MetoKote Corporation

MetoKote Corporation was honored to host Governor Ted Strickland during a recent visit to their Lima, Ohio coating complex. The visit included a short meeting with the executive staff, a tour of the facility, and then the Governor spoke to employees, local officials and media on his Education Reform Plan.

MetoKote Announces New Sales Account Manager for Mexico

MetoKote Corporation, Inc., the industry leader in protective coating applications, including electrocoat (e-coat), powder coat and liquid paint, is pleased to announce the appointment of Martha Horner to Sales Account Manager.

MetoKote Corporation presents Supplier of the Year 2009 to PPG Industries, Inc.

PPG Industries, received the inaugural Supplier of the Year 2009 Award from MetoKote Corporation. During an annual executive technology update on August 19, MetoKote recognized PPG for overall excellence in delivering outstanding quality product and service.

MetoKote Corporation Celebrates 40 Years of Success in the Coatings Market

MetoKote Corporation, the industry leader in protective coating application services including electrocoating (e-coat), powder coating and liquid paint, celebrates 40 years in the paint and coatings industry.

MetoKote, Industry Leader in Protective Coating Applications, Announces New Director

MetoKote Corporation, Inc., is pleased to announce the recent addition of Michael Cooper as Director, Asia Pacific OE Manufacturers. In this role, Michael will focus on sales growth across these manufacturers and will work closely with MetoKote facilities serving these partners to ensure positive relationships and service excellence.

MetoKote Earns ISO 14001 Certification and Receives Environmental Excellence Award from the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) & the San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS)

The San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA) & the San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) awarded MetoKote Corporation, San Antonio, Texas the Environmental Excellence Award in Industrial Pretreatment at the 2008 Environmental Seminar.

MetoKote opens 8th facility in Mexico

MetoKote Corporation, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its newest facility in San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico. This is the eighth facility in Mexico for MetoKote which has a total of 38 facilities across North America, South America and Europe.