PPG Industries received MetoKote’s inaugural Supplier of the Year 2009 Award during an annual executive technology update on Aug.19. MetoKote recognized PPG for overall excellence in delivering outstanding quality product and service. “The global success of MetoKote as one of the largest coating applicators in the world would not be possible without the suppliers, whose expertise and experience support our development, production and advancements in the coatings market,” said DeWayne Pinkstaff, CEO of MetoKote Corporation. “PPG is continually improving its material to provide us with product that is environmentally green and has been extremely supportive in every facet of our operations to help us deliver top-quality coated products to our customers.”

In accepting the award, Bill Wulfsohn, senior vice president of Industrial Coatings for PPG Industries, called it a great “honor to accept this award from MetoKote on behalf of PPG, as we pride ourselves in delivering outstanding service to all of our customers. We view MetoKote as one of our top customers, and it is crucial to both of our futures that we work hand-in-hand to deliver exceptional coatings to many different industries.”

PPG has been providing coating material to MetoKote since 1982, when MetoKote designed, built and installed their first electrocoat machine in Lima, Ohio. Today, PPG supplies electrocoat material as well as pretreatment, liquid paint and powder coat material to many of MetoKote’s coating systems located around the world. MetoLote, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in the coatings market, works with a broad range of coating material, masking and equipment suppliers. This includes entities serving the agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus markets.

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company, which had sales of $15.8 billion in 2008, has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries.