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PPG honors West Chester business

PITTSBURGH, June 16, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has presented Optimodal Inc, located in downtown West Chester, with an Excellent Supplier Award for superior performance in 2008. Optimodal provides tank container intermodal transportation to PPG's automotive original-equipment coatings, optical products and packaging coatings businesses in the United States.

Award criteria included product quality, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness, continuous improvement and participation in PPG’s Supplier Added Value Effort () program. Optimodal was one of only six suppliers to received such recognition.

Kathleen McGuire, PPG vice president, purchasing and distribution, praised the performance of the award-winning supplier. "Their products, services, reliability, innovation and overall value in 2008 were outstanding," she said. "We consider them invaluable business partners who provide a significant competitive advantage to PPG."

On an annual basis, PPG purchases more than $8 billion in materials and services from thousands of suppliers.

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Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit


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