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PPG Faces Fire in Evansville, Approaches Fourth-Quarter Conference Call

Pittsburgh-PPG Industries made much news over the weekend, as the company suffered a fire at its plant in Evansville, Ill., announced that it will release its fourth-quarter results on January 17 and had its ratings withdrawn by Moody's Investors Service. On the coatings side, the company has donated a plane with custom pink coatings to Australian airline QantasLink. Click on the links below for the latest.

Crews Battle Furnace Fire at PPG
A furnace fire at a major glass company building in Evansville had firefighters busy Friday.

PPG to Announce Fourth Quarter 2007 Results Jan. 17
PPG Industries announces the following details for its fourth quarter earnings release and teleconference call.

Automotive Glass Ratings Withdrawn on Uncertainty of Sale
Moody's Investors Service said it has withdrawn its ratings including its 'B2' corporate family rating on Automotive Glass & Services (AG&S) based on the uncompleted transaction whereby affiliates of Platinum Equity LLC were to purchase AG&S for 500 mln usd from PPG Industries Inc.

PPG Donates Coatings for QantasLink's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
A plane with custom pink coatings created and donated by PPG Industries'aerospace business is flying across Australian skies to help QantasLink promote breast cancer awareness in the country's regional and remote areas.

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