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PPG Marks 135th Anniversary of Its Founding


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PPG marked the 135th anniversary of its founding with Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer, and members of the company’s leadership team ringing the bell to signal the close of business on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) July 10.

“Ringing the NYSE closing bell puts an exclamation point on our 135th anniversary. This is a milestone that few manufacturing companies reach,” McGarry says. “From its humble beginnings, PPG has endured, grown, evolved and transformed time and again. We’ve led technological change and have become a global leader through the strength of our products, manufacturing capabilities, sustainability, innovation, community engagement, and a dedicated, world-class workforce.

“We’re poised to lead, succeed, and protect and beautify the world for the next 135 years.”

PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and listed on the NYSE on December 17, 1945. Over its 135-year history, the company has strategically transformed from a plate glass manufacturer based in Pittsburgh to a paint, coatings, and specialty materials manufacturer, with more than 47,000 employees and 160 manufacturing facilities in 70-plus countries.

PPG has paid uninterrupted annual dividends since 1899 and has raised its annual dividend payout for 46 consecutive years.

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