Today we heard from Rita Ferguson of Pittsburg Plate Glass located in Milford. They now are simply called PPG Packaging Coatings because 73% of their sales are industrial coatings.
Their website states...“PPG Industries is a leader in its markets; is a streamlined, efficient manufacturer; and operates on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions. It is our vision to continue being the world’s leading coatings and specialty products and services company, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. PPG has manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 60 countries around the globe.”
This company grew out of the BASF organization. There was a fire a few years ago which brought down 8 of their buildings located in Cincinnati. They moved some of the operations to Greenville, OH and Grand Rapids, MI. However, because of having some great customers in Cincinnati, such as Heekin Can, they maintained a research and development presence in Cincinnati.
The company has 68 Full Time Employees (About half live in Clermont County)
-5 General managers and Administration
-57 Technical including Chemists, Food Scientists, Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Technicians
-6 Customer Service
There is always a coating on the inside of cans whether it appears like it or not. They protect the food from the can and the can from the food. Epoxy linings in food cans help preserve the food for a very long time. A typical 3 piece can allows you to take both ends of the can off to remove the product. A 2 piece can only allows you to remove one end.
Next week we will present Student of the month awards and hear a presentation from our foreign exchange students.