PPG Again Supports Annual Hands-On Science and Technology Exhibition for Children in Gonfreville

GONFREVILLE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) joined the City of Gonfreville again this year and
donated $11,000 to sponsor the community’s annual Science and Technology
exhibition for school-age children. The annual interactive exhibition
this year featured hands-on activities introducing students to robotics
and helping fuel their interest in this growing field.

This is the second consecutive year that PPG served as a primary sponsor
for the event. The company operates a facility in Gonfreville l’Orcher
that manufactures packaging coatings and aerospace products primarily
for customers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

“We are very proud to continue supporting the annual Science and
Technology exhibition,” said Valérie Gamelin, PPG global marketing
communications manager, packaging coatings. “Investing in educational
programs that promote science, technology, engineering and math to
children in our communities is an important part of PPG’s corporate
citizenship, and it reflects our ongoing commitment to brighten the
places where we live and work.”

During the two-week event earlier this year, robotics-focused activities
for children included:

  • demonstrations of different robotic capabilities;
  • talks on the evolving roles of robots at home and in the workplace;
  • student-led design and construction of robots using new and recycled
  • robotic-themed games and films;
  • a performance that focused on robots and robotics; and
  • an engaging display of robots and robotic imagery created by a local

As part of the exhibition sponsorship, PPG representatives met with area
educators, students and other community members to discuss science and
technology initiatives. More than 4,000 local students and family
members participated in this year’s events.

“For nearly 30 years, the Science and Technology exhibition of
Gonfreville l’Orcher has presented these subjects in creative ways that
make them easy for children to understand,” Gamelin said. “It has been a
pleasure to work with the city on its 2015 and 2016 exhibitions, and we
look forward to strengthening our partnership and helping next year’s
event to be even better.”

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015
to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing
in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and
develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and
specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an 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 $15.3 billion in 2015.
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