News Abounds at PPG; Reaction to Auto Glass Sale Continues, along with Plant Death

Over the course of the last week, Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries has been in the news far and wide. See below for the latest news from PPG.


Analysts Laud PPG Auto Deal
PPG Industries Inc.'s plan to sell its automotive glass business is playing well with analysts and giving workers at its Creighton plant hope that a strong orderbook bodes well for the future under new ownership.
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PPG Workers Express Concern About Their Futures
Apprehension and worry about the future have occupied Roland Turner's thoughts since PPG Industries announced Thursday it was selling its automotive glass businesses.
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PPG Selling 9 Plants, Including Crestline
PPG Industries has signed an agreement with a California company where it would divest its automotive original equipment manufacture (OEM) glass and automotive replacement glass (ARG) and services businesses.
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PPG to Sell Fine Chemicals Business for Approximately $65 Million
PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has signed an agreement with ZaCh System S.p.A., the fine chemicals subsidiary of Zambon Company S.p.A., Milan, Italy, under which the company would divest its fine chemicals business for approximately $65 million.
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Friends Mourn Loss of Man Killed in PPG Accident
Dave Wotring never saw Neil McMichael without a smile. "If he had a bad day, he never put it on," Wotring said. "I never saw him angry, never. I can't say an unkind word about Neil." McMichael, 61, was killed early Thursday in an industrial accident at PPG Industries Inc. He was a glass-cutting line operator.
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Child Predators Internet Program to be Expanded
A program to educate children and parents about child predators lurking on the Internet will be headed to more classrooms in Allegheny County, state Attorney General Tom Corbett said Friday. PPG Industries and Toyota donated $20,000 to Child Watch of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit dedicated to the needs of at-risk children in the county.
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PPG to Expand China Operations
PPG Industries Inc. said Thursday its aerospace unit plans to open a new plant for aircraft cockpit window repair in China, as demand in that burgeoning economy increases.
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