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PPG Makes $20,000 Donation to Education Foundation

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Dec. 28, 2012—The PPG Industries Foundation has donated a $20,000 grant to the Collision Repair Education Foundation that will be used to provide post-secondary collision student scholarships.

The scholarships available through PPG’s donation will be part of the Education Foundation’s spring 2013 grant and scholarship offerings. The Education Foundation said it will have more than $300,000 worth of grant and scholarship opportunities available to collision repair schools and students this spring.

“PPG is privileged to take an active role in supporting the industry’s future professionals through these scholarships,” said Domenic Brusco, senior manager of industry relations for PPG Automotive Refinish and board of trustees member for the Education Foundation. “By providing collision repair students with support for the best technical education possible, we are giving collision repair businesses a chance to hire well-trained students who can be productive, efficient and capable employees from day one of the job.”

“PPG Industries has supported the Collision Repair Education Foundation since its 1991 inception, and only through the industry’s active participation can our organization provide worthwhile support to the future professionals of the industry,” said Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Education Foundation. “PPG has continued to meet and exceed that challenge. I thank PPG for its continued support, and we look forward to making a positive impact with students this spring through these scholarships.”

The Education Foundation’s spring 2013 scholarship and grant applications will be available online in January at

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