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Strongsville, OH, United States, 2009/11/02 - Gulf States Toyota (GST), an independent distributor of Toyota vehicles, has chosen Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat by PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) for its vehicle processing center. NYSE: PPG
GST distributes Toyota and Scion brand cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles to 154 dealerships in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The processing center, located in Houston, is the company’s key facility for a range of vehicle services such as body and paint repair, equipment upgrades, special paint applications and accessory installation.
“We’re committed to doing the right thing for the environment,” said Bryan Reis, GST collision center operations manager. “We wanted to ensure we were doing all we could to be ecologically conscientious. That meant, among other things, converting to waterborne coatings. It also meant meeting Toyota’s high standards for quality. We have full confidence PPG has the depth and breadth of product and services to meet our requirements.”
The decision to work with PPG was a shift for GST. The company had been working with another supplier for more than 20 years. The change to PPG was based on GST’s desire to go "green” and enter into a long-term relationship with a company that could provide it with a high-quality, environmentally-friendly product line as well as complete training and support. GST will be serviced by PPG Platinum Distributor TASCO Auto Color.
“Obviously, we’re very happy GST chose to work with PPG,” said Stephen Lea, PPG territory manager. “Their concern for the environment and desire to be a good corporate citizen makes them a natural partner for us.”
Added Steven Topczewski, PPG OEM/dealer business development manager, “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with GST. We are pleased to provide them with high-quality products and comprehensive support for their continued success.”
For more information about Envirobase HP and other PPG products, call 800/647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Website ppgrefinish.com/.
Pittsburgh-based PPG (ppg.com) is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).
Envirobase is a trademark of PPG Industries.
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