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ABG RATIFIES CONTRACT AT PPG'S CREIGHTON PLANT

 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) was informed tonight by the Aluminum, Brick and Glass Workers International Union that members of ABG Local 12 at PPG's Creighton automotive windshield plant have ratified a new three-year labor contract, the company reported.
 According to PPG, major provisions are an immediate $1,000 lump-sum payment and 45-cent hourly wage increase, a $300 payment and 20-cent hourly increase in February 1995, improved pension and other benefits, and a modified healthcare program with employee contributions for premiums as well as co-payments and deductibles for medical expenses.
 About 135 to 140 employees will be recalled on Monday. The Creighton plant, which produces original equipment windshields, will be closed for the holidays the following two weeks, reopening Jan. 3 with one of two production lines operating. Operation of the second production line may not resume until the second quarter of 1994.
 The previous three-year contract expired Feb. 16. The new contract will expire on Dec. 8, 1996.
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 /CONTACT: John S. Ruch of PPG Industries, 412-434-2445/
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CO: PPG Industries; Aluminum, Brick and Glass Workers International
 Union ST: Pennsylvania IN: CHM AUT SU: CON


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