PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Millbrow Care Home in Widnes, United Kingdom

RUNCORN, United Kingdom, Nov, 2019 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project in the United Kingdom at the Millbrow Care Home in Widnes, which provides dementia, palliative, respite and convalescent care to nearly 45 residents. The project marked a first for employees from the Runcorn-based Whitford business following the nonstick coatings manufacturer’s acquisition by PPG this past March.


Category: Press Release

Date: 11th November 2019

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Millbrow Care Home in Widnes, United Kingdom

PPG provided JOHNSTONE’S® paint products for the refurbishment of the care home’s summer house and decking area.

“The Colorful Communities project was the finale of a programme aimed at raising awareness of different community issues with our people managers,” Karen Spencer, HR Manager PPG – Europe said. “The project presented us with an opportunity to work as a cross-functional team to support a good cause as well as to get involved in the positive work that we do as part of our sustainability strategy.”

The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in nearby Runcorn, where PPG has an industrial coatings manufacturing facility.

“The summer house looks fabulous, and we are very grateful for all the hard work,” said Lynne Moss, manager, Millbrow Care Home. “We will be able to use this space for future events, and residents can spend time on the deck in the warmer months.”

More than 15 PPG volunteers painted the summer house’s exterior in a color palette of Brilliant White and Kingston Aqua. The colors were chosen in consideration of residents and visitors who are visually impaired, elderly or have dementia to allow them to better navigate their way around buildings. The volunteers also replanted the care home’s gardens and painted the decking area so the residents could better enjoy the grounds.

“The Colorful Communities program is a cornerstone of PPG’s work to protect and beautify the world through support for our local communities,” said Richard Goode, PPG market manager, industrial coatings, United Kingdom and Nordic region. “This particular project was a great opportunity to introduce this important part of PPG culture to our new employees and align on our desire to drive sustainable changes in our areas of operation.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 270 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 5.3 million people in 39 countries.

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.

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