PPG awarded Military Sealift Command contract

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been awarded the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Paint and Related Services contract.

During this multi-year contract, PPG will supply a complete range of coatings products and systems to meet the coating and distribution specifications of the entire MSC fleet.

Established in 1949, the fleet comprises more than 20 classes of ships that provide transportation, combat logistics support and other specialized services to the Department of Defense. MSC operates about 110 ships worldwide.

“PPG is proud to help protect our nation’s important assets,•bCrLf said Brad Rossetto, PPG general manager for PMC in the United States and Canada. “The opportunity to supply coatings for the entire MSC vessel fleet is exciting for PPG, considering the number and types of vessels. The contract validates our goal of being an innovative coatings partner with whom it is easy to do business.•bCrLf

PPG’s PMC business will provide MSC with a variety of coatings for each ship class, mostly from the Amercoat coatings line. The Amercoat coatings brand is well known for its innovation, durability and aesthetic quality with products such as the patented PSX 700 and versatile Amercoat 240 epoxy coating.

PPG is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. Its PMC products protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments. PPG’s PMC products coat various projects in markets such as energy, infrastructure and marine. Featured brands include Amercoat and Sigma Coatings. For more information, visit www.ppgpmc.com.

About the Military Sealift Command
Military Sealift Command operates approximately 110 noncombatant, merchant mariner-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically pre-position combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, 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 www.ppg.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff