PPG paints a global path

March 20, 2012 12:27 amBy Anya Sostek / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIn the early 1900s, the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. became one of the first U.

S. businesses to expand operations into Europe, acquiring a glass plant in Belgium.

A century later, PPG Industries has operations in more than 60 countries, from Cameroon to Chile to China.

The 125-year-old company has also expanded far beyond plate glass. Nearly a third of PPG's $14.9 billion in net sales in 2011 were in performance coatings, in market segments such as automotive, aerospace and architectural coatings. Those coatings include name brands such as Pittsburgh Paints and Olympic paints.

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