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October 26, 2012
07:38 EDTSHW, PPGSherwin-Williams and PPG settle FTC charges
The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) and PPG Architectural Finishes (PPG) have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers to believe that some of their paints are free of potentially harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds. The two companies agreed to settlements with the FTC requiring them to stop making the allegedly deceptive claim that their Dutch Boy Refresh and Pure Performance interior paints, respectively, contain “zero” volatile organic compounds. The proposed consent orders settling the FTC’s charges are the same for both Sherwin-Williams and PPG. They prohibit the companies from claiming that their paints contain “zero VOCs,” unless, after tinting, they have a VOC level of zero grams per liter, or the companies have competent and reliable scientific evidence that the paint contains no more than trace levels of VOCs. The proposed orders prohibit both Sherwin-Williams and PPG from providing anyone, including independent retailers or distributors, with the means of making any of the prohibited deceptive claims.
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October 22, 2014
11:21 EDTPPGPPG Aerospace supplying production, spare windows for Embraer KC-390
PPG Industries’ (PPG) aerospace transparencies group is designing windshields for the KC-390 military transport aircraft. PPG is under contract with Embraer (ERJ) Defense and Security to design and manufacture production and spare windshields, side cockpit windows and fuselage windows for the KC-390 aircraft. Embraer expects the aircraft to enter service in 2016.
07:00 EDTPPGPPG Industries management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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October 21, 2014
07:45 EDTPPGPPG Industries management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meeting to be held in Frankfurt on October 21 hosted by Deutsche Bank.
October 20, 2014
11:24 EDTPPGPPG acquires Westmoreland Supply, terms not disclosed
PPG Industries announced that its North American architectural coatings business has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Westmoreland Supply. The transaction is expected to close in Q4, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition of Westmoreland Supply will expand PPG’s North American company-owned stores footprint. Following completion of the acquisition, the locations will operate as part of PPG’s network of more than 900 company-owned stores in North America, and will be rebranded under the company’s new PPG Paints store brand.
07:11 EDTPPGPPG Industries upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
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05:41 EDTPPGPPG Industries expands sealants capabilities at ASC in Germany
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October 16, 2014
14:59 EDTPPGPPG Industries says anticipating normal seasonal trends for Q4
Says Q4 is typically the company's slowest. Says recent drop in oil prices not an immediate benefit. Says seeing modest raw material increases. Says not envisioning any re-pricing of pending Comex acquisition due to recent stock market drop. Says will continue share buybacks in Q4 at a "higher level." Says expects to raise buybacks if deals less than expected. Says deadline for Mexico Comex decision is mid-December. Comments from company's Q3 earnings conference call.
08:13 EDTPPGPPG Industries still sees closing Comex deal in Q4
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08:12 EDTPPGPPG Industries reports Q3 adjusted EPS $2.82, consensus $2.75
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October 15, 2014
15:28 EDTPPGNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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October 13, 2014
09:08 EDTPPGMexico's FECC says extending review timeline for PPG's Comex acquisition
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