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PPG commemorates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing with project at US Space & Rocket Center.

M2 EQUITYBITES-July 18, 2019-PPG commemorates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing with project at US Space & Rocket Center

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PPG (NYSE:PPG) has announced it provided approximately 340 gallons of specialized products to complete the Colorful Communities project to revitalize the Saturn V rocket replica in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the company said.

The project brought together approximately 150 employee volunteers from PPG, USSRC and Boeing, who spent a half day in March painting sections of the Saturn V replica and other highly visited areas around the center. The project continued through June with the support of professional contractors and was completed in advance of this week's anniversary celebrations.

The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and paint products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Huntsville, Alabama, where PPG operates an aerospace transparencies manufacturing facility.

Colorful Communities program, PPG's signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG's committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets -- from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 200 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 5.2 million people in 30 countries.

The US Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate is the Official Visitor Center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and a showcase for national defense technologies developed at the US Army's Redstone Arsenal.

PPG operates in more than 70 countries and reported a net sales of USD15.4 billion in 2018.

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