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PPG HONORS 10 FIRMS AS QUALITY SUPPLIERS

 PITTSBURGH, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) today presented its Excellent Supplier Award to 10 firms among some 5,000 companies from which the maker of glass, fiber glass, coatings, chemicals and medical electronics buys $3 billion in materials and services annually.
 Vincent A. Sarni, board chairman and chief executive officer, gave awards to officials of Avis, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., auto rentals; Bearings, Inc., Cleveland, bearings and power transmission products; Exxon Chemical Co., Houston, chemicals; Industrial Minerals, Inc., Kings Creek, S.C., colemanite; and the Louisiana Gas System unit of Conoco, Inc., Houston, natural gas.
 Also receiving awards were Menasha Corp., Neenah, Wis., corrugated packaging; PHH Homequity North America, Wilton, Conn., employee relocation services; Seaforth Mineral & Ore Co., Cleveland, fluorspar; UARCO, Inc., Barrington, Ill., business forms; and Viking Freight System, San Jose, Calif., a unit of Roadway Services, Inc., less-than-truckload goods transit.
 "Foremost in our quality efforts is a partnership in which we and our suppliers share responsibilities to PPG customers. These innovative and responsive firms have gone beyond our requirements, and are as committed as we to continual improvement," Sarni said.
 Recipients of PPG's annual supplier awards are chosen in a rigorous process of quality and performance reviews and audits.
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 /CONTACT: John S. Ruch of PPG Industries, 412-434-2445/
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