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

PPG named

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. Based on the trade publication's annual benchmarking survey, the group maintains a 99.6 first-pass quality yield for the approximately 355 million parts it coats per year.

“This is the ultimate recognition in our industry,” said Jeff Oravitz, PPG vice president, coatings services. “Our continuous customer focus is unwavering. We set lofty standards for our employees and facilities as we strive to exceed customer expectations. You can walk into any of our 30 coatings services facilities and see a commitment to service, innovation, ethics and integrity.”

The annual Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey was launched in 2015 to aid finishing shops in comparing their key operating metrics within the industry. Several hundred shops participating in the survey are evaluated on more than 45 criteria covering finishing technology, practices and performance, business strategy and performance, and training and human resources. For more on the 2016 survey, visit www.pfonline.com/articles/top-shops-2016-liquidpowder-coating.

PPG’s coatings services group provides electrocoat, powder coating and liquid paint application, as well as related management and support services, in 31 facilities worldwide and at customers' sites. PPG’s coatings services group was formed when the company completed its acquisition of MetoKote this year.

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