PPG Honors Six Suppliers

Criteria for the award includes: product quality, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness and continuous improvement

PPG Industries recently presented six Excellent Supplier Awards for superior performance in 2008. The criteria for the award includes: product quality, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness, continuous improvement and participation in PPGs Supplier Added Value Effort ($AVE) program.

"Their products, services, reliability, innovation and overall value in 2008 were outstanding. We consider them invaluable business partners who provide a significant competitive advantage to PPG," said Kathleen McGuire, PPG vice president, purchasing and distribution.

The winners are:

*Denver Industria e Comercio de Produtos Quimicos Ltda., based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a supplier of acrylic emulsions to PPG's architectural coatings business in South America.

*KD Wood Co., Inc., Brownsboro, Ala., which provides packaging and supply integration services to PPG's aerospace business in the U.S.

*MPW Industrial Services Group, Inc., Hebron, Ohio, which provides cleaning services for stainless steel intermediate bulk containers to PPG's automotive original-equipment, refinish and industrial coatings businesses in the U.S.

*Optimodal, Inc., of West Chester, Pa., which provides tank container intermodal transportation to PPGs automotive original-equipment coatings, optical products and packaging coatings businesses in the U.S.

*Paramount Global Services, Inc., of La Mirada, Calif., which provides packaging supplies, third-party logistics services and freight forwarding services to PPGs aerospace business in the U.S.

*TECMEC Srl, an Albairate, Italy-based provider of point-of-sale mixing equipment and cabinets to PPGs automotive refinish business in the U.S. and Europe.

On an annual basis, PPG purchases more than $8 billion in materials and services from thousands of suppliers.

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