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PPG Industries’ automotive glass and services business, which is under contract to be sold to a new company being formed by Kohlberg & Co., LLC and PPG, began using the name Pittsburgh Glass Works effective August 1, 2008. The newly formed business will continue using the name following closure of the transaction with Kohlberg & Co., which is expected in the third quarter of this year.
“Pittsburgh is well known in the global automotive industry as a manufacturing and technology center,” said Frank Archinaco, who continues as president and chief executive officer of Pittsburgh Glass Works. “The name ‘Pittsburgh Glass Works’ captures the essence of our corporate culture. It builds on the image and heritage that Pittsburgh was the center of glassmaking, even before PPG’s establishment in the industry. Keeping the word ‘glass’ and incorporating ‘works’ into our name not only conveys our desire to maintain a tradition within the glass industry, but also communicates to our customers our formidable work ethic, strong values and intent to deliver the solutions they need.”
According to Dick Heilman, director of marketing and strategic growth for Pittsburgh Glass Works, “Customers will begin seeing trademark changes on some products late this summer, with the full transition, including facility and mobile fleet signage, likely to take more than a year to complete.”
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