PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project in Quattordio, Italy
PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™
project that helped revitalize the exterior wall of its automotive OEM
coatings facility in Quattordio, Italy. The project was part of the
Quattordio Urban Art event, which is an artistic journey of “graffiti”
presented by famous artists on 11 walls in the village.
The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and
products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality
to communities where the company operates around the world.
More than 20 PPG volunteers from the Quattordio site and the PPG
industrial coatings plant in Felizzano, Italy, spent 130 hours painting
the PPG wall alongside well-known New York artist Kool Koor, who linked
his work to the theme of “Colors.” PPG also provided approximately
$9,000 to assist with the project, including SIGMA COATINGS® paint
products. Stradedarts, which organizes the Quattordio Urban Art event,
served as the project’s community partner.
The Quattordio Urban Art event is designed to create an urban museum in
Quattordio through works by well-known urban artists. In 1984, the
village hosted Italy’s first graffiti event featuring the best American
artists of the era, who, over time, became legends in urban art.
“More than 3,000 people have been impacted by the Colorful Communities
project, which is perfectly integrated with the Quattordio Urban Art
event,” said Rodolfo Saporiti, PPG global director, Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles and automotive market. “PPG is pleased to be part of the
community’s continuing efforts to bring color and beauty to its walls.”
Benito Sala, plant manager at the Quattordio facility, added, “We are
thankful for the efforts of our employee volunteers and Mr. Koor in
helping PPG and the Quattordio community create a unique urban
environment for residents and visitors alike.”
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify
the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program
increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities and supports
projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and
donated PPG products. In 2015 and 2016 combined, PPG completed nearly 60 Colorful
Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 75 more this
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated nearly $9.8 million in 2016,
supporting hundreds of community organizations across 25 countries. By
investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled
workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to
coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply
their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their
volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com
and follow @PPG_Communities
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years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.
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