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March 18, 2014
15:01 EDTPPGPPG Industries to invest $27M in San Juan del Rio facility
PPG Industries announced plans to invest more than $27M in its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion project will add four new buildings to the current complex, representing approximately 100,000 square feet of additional production and laboratory space. The company officially initiated the expansion today with a groundbreaking event and anticipates completion in 2015. The expanded facility is expected to employ more than 115 people, a 30% increase over its current workforce. The additional capacity will enable PPG to meet increasing demand for its coatings by automotive OEM, protective and marine, packaging and industrial customers in Mexico. The expansion project will incorporate eco-friendly building designs, provide natural light in employee areas, use intelligent lighting systems to maximize energy efficiency and incorporate water recycling capabilities.
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June 18, 2015
13:24 EDTPPGPPG now sees cost synergies associated with Comex $45M-$50M by end of 2016
PPG Industries held a meeting for securities analysts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. During the meeting, PPG reviewed details of PPG-Comex Mexican operations, provided information about the growth of the Mexican economy and PPG-Comex, and toured PPG-Comex concessionaire locations. The company indicated during the meeting it expects cost synergies associated with the Comex acquisition to be $45M-$50M by the end of 2016, up from the company’s previous guidance of $30M-$40M.PPG also issued new acquisition-related revenue synergy targets for the PPG-Comex acquisition. The company expects to generate $40M-$50M in revenue within two years from sales of legacy PPG products through the PPG-Comex distribution network. PPG set a separate revenue target of $60M-$70M within five years for incremental coatings sales in Central America. PPG had previously issued no incremental revenue guidance relating to Comex. PPG completed its acquisition of Comex in November 2014.

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