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PPG Completes Electrocoat Center in China

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Jan. 11, 2016—PPG Industries held a ceremony on Friday marking the completion of its $20 million center for on-site electrocoat coatings in Zhangjiagang, China.

Nearly 100 guests attended the opening ceremony, including local government officials, customer representatives, PPG executives and employees of the plant.

The new 37,000-square-foot center is PPG’s second e-coat blending operation in China, along with one in Tianjin.

“China is the world’s second-largest economy and continues to be among PPG’s most important strategic markets globally,” said John Richter, PPG vice president of operations, coatings, Asia Pacific. “We remain committed to meeting customer demand in China through ongoing investment. As a key production base for PPG, our Zhangjiagang site has capacity for expansion, reflecting our confidence in China’s sustainable economic growth."

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