PPG Industries

PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG is also the world's third largest producer of chlorine and caustic soda (used in a wide variety of industrial applications), vinyl chloride (for use in polyvinyl chloride resins), and chlorinated solvents. It is headquartered in PPG Place, a popular office and retail complex in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is known for its glass facade designed by Philip Johnson. Founded in 1883 by Captain John Baptiste Ford and John Pitcairn as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company at Creighton, Pennsylvania; the company changed its name to PPG Industries, Inc. on 19 December 1968 to show its diverse offerings. On 2 January 2008, PPG acquired the SigmaKalon Group of companies from private investment firm Bain Capital, strongly increasing its paint and specialty coatings business.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$1,215,688 Given
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Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
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View all campaign finance data for PPG Industries Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$12,308,831 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of PPG Industries

View all lobbying data for PPG Industries Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 921 dockets; Submitted to 41 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "PPG Industries" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$10,800,000 Received
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Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $2,400,000 PPG Industries: Advanced Corrosion Protection for Military Vehicles and Equipment
2010 $1,600,000 PPG Industries: Advanced Composite Armor for Force Protection
2010 $1,600,000 PPG Industries: Nanotechnology for Potable Water and Waste Treatment
2008 $1,600,000 PPG Industries: Materials -- Chrome Free Environmentally Friendly Corrosion Protection for Aircraft
2008 $1,000,000 PPG Industries: Advanced Materials for Weapons Systems -- Coated Field repair (2K Gun)
2008 $1,000,000 PPG Industries: Military Engineering Advanced Technology -- Fireproofing/Corrosion Resistant Coating System for Military Infrastructure
2010 $800,000 PPG Industries: Temperature Resistant Landing Pad Jet Blast Protection
2008 $800,000 PPG Industries: Materials Technology -- Advanced Lightweight Transparent Armor for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles and Force Protection
View all earmarks data for PPG Industries

Federal Spending

7 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Ppg Industries Incorporated 2007 ELECTROCOAT FOR MUNITIONS MODERNIZATION $1,841,000
contract
Ppg Industries Incorporated 2008 4507092234!LIFE PRES $1,643,600
contract
Ppg Industries Incorporated 2008 4507855300!VALVE,CHE $1,643,600
contract
Ppg Industries Incorporated 2007 DC PLASMA REACTOR $1,416,566
contract
Ppg Industries Inc 2002 $1,187,600
contract
Ppg Industries Inc 2002 $1,170,400
contract
Ppg Industries Incorporated 2008 INCREMENTAL FUNDING/SOW REVISIONS, INCLUSIVE OF POP CHANGES FOR ELECTROCOAT FOR MUNITIONS MODERNIZATION $1,070,000
View all grant & loan data for PPG Industries View all contract data for PPG Industries Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

9 Enforcement Actions
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Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al Ppg Industries, Inc (+40 others) 2005 Elkton, Md $24,500,000
Alcan Corporation PPG Industries, Inc. (+81 others) 2007 Newark, Nj $13,150,000
Agere Systems, Et Al Ppg Industries, Inc (+138 others) 2007 Elkton, Md $11,300,000
Casmalia Resources - Tier Ii De Minimis Aoc PPG Industries, Inc. (+23 others) 2003 Casmalia, Ca $8,168,000
Muskego Sanitary Landfill (Cercla) Consent Decree PPG Industries, Inc. (+38 others) 2011 Muskego, Wi $6,235,000
Casmalia Resources - Abc Unified School District Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation (+256 others) 2006 Casmalia, Ca $4,346,984
Third Site Admin Order On Consent (Cercla) Ppg Industries, Inc. (+85 others) 2003 Zionsville, In $3,100,000
Chemical Recovery Consent Decree (Cercla) PPG Industries, Inc. (+42 others) 2010 Elyria, Oh $2,575,000
Folcroft Landfill PPG Industries, Inc. (+14 others) 2006 Folcroft Borough, Pa $1,500,000
View all EPA violations data for PPG Industries Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

11 people on 11 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "PPG Industries" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 5 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 4 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for PPG Industries