PPG completes innovation investment

PPG has completed a $7.8 million investment at its Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, just 20 minutes from its global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

The upgrades to the facility include increased laboratory and testing space and upgraded equipment that improves the technical capabilities of the company’s primary research and development facility for paint and coatings. The upgrades enhance PPG’s resources for creating and testing sealants, adhesives and pre-treatment solutions; for simulating the environments where customers use its automotive and industrial paints and coatings; and for training distributors, painters and collision-repair professionals to successfully use the company’s automotive refinish coatings.

Michael McGarry, PPG president and CEO, said, ‘As PPG continues to expand its paint and coatings portfolio, the company’s science and technology activities become increasingly important for ongoing advancement to address our customers’ changing needs. Because it is the hub of our global research and development activities, enhancing the Coatings Innovation Center strengthens PPG’s overall capabilities as well as its presence in the Pittsburgh area – home to our global headquarters for more than 130 years.’