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Our blog is updated with advancements, news, and happenings in the collision repair industry.

Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
Undergraduate scholarships in 2014 include 54 for first-year college students    The PPG Industries Foundation announced that it is sponsoring more than $340,000 worth of undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students in communities where...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:00pm
PPG Automotive Refinish has added JC6800 HS European Speed Clear, a 4.2 VOC high solids clearcoat, to its efficient SHOP-LINE® brand of products. JC6800 HS European Speed Clear is designed for optimum performance on spot and panel automotive repairs...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 1:00pm
PPG Automotive Refinish has expanded its OMNI™ PLUS product offerings with the addition of MC2800 EUROPLUS™ Speed Clear, a 4.2 VOC high solids clearcoat that addresses the performance and value priorities of the cost-conscious collision center. The...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced an investment of about  $40 million in its coatings manufacturing facility located in Sumare, São Paulo, Brazil. The expansion project will add a 65,000-square-foot plant for on-site resin production. The...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has released an enhanced version of its PAINTMANAGER® program specific to the RAPIDMATCH™ X-5 spectrophotometer and software workflow. The new RapidMatch software—with an improved color...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – May 20, 2014 – PPG Commercial Coatings has released MBE-200 2.1 VOC Epoxy Primer, a major addition to its line of premium CPC products. MBE-200 Epoxy Primer is a heavy-metals-free primer intended to perform in situations where...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
PITTSBURGH, May 1, 2014 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) building products group announced that DURANAR® coatings are being used to paint the 11-story podium portion of One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper that will soon open as the...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business is pleased to announce it will continue its long-standing support of Team Penske in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series. The season began March 30 and extends through Aug. 30...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today reported record first quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $3.6 billion, up $528 million, or 17 percent, versus the prior year. First quarter 2014 reported net income from continuing operations was $...
Posted by Precious Watson on Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
PITTSBURGH - PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) today announced the successful completion of the previously announced sale to Essilor International of its 51 percent ownership interest in its Transitions Optical joint venture and PPG’s wholly-owned...

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