PPG Completes Acquisition of Global Coatings Manufacturer Whitford Worldwide

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PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Whitford Worldwide Company (Whitford), a global manufacturer that specializes in low-friction and nonstick coatings for industrial applications and consumer products. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Whitford, a privately held company headquartered in Elverson, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1969. The company specializes in manufacturing low-friction, wear-resistant coatings for industrial applications in automotive, aerospace, energy and construction products. Whitford also makes nonstick coatings for cookware, bakeware and small electric appliances such as toaster ovens, griddles, fry pans and irons. Whitford employs more than 700 people and operates 10 manufacturing facilities located in Elverson, PA, USA; Fostoria, Ohio, USA; Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Runcorn, UK; Brescia, Italy; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Jiangmen, China; Zhuhai, China; Tuas, Singapore; and Bangalore, India.

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