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Students Celebrate National Manufacturing Day

PPG recently announced that its Huntsville, Alabama, plant will host about 50 high school students and teachers on October 19 to highlight the importance of manufacturing.

The event is being held to mark National Manufacturing Day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which aims to address labor opportunities, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure success of the manufacturing industry.

Faculty and students from the Madison County Schools Career Tech Center who attend Sparkman High School and Hazel Green High School will be attending. A facility tour and hands-on activities will be provided by PPG. Matt Massey, superintendent of Madison County Schools, will attend to speak about the importance of manufacturing and the career opportunities it represents.

The PPG Foundation also awarded $5,000 to Ronald McNair Junior High School on behalf of the PPG Huntsville facility for its Greenpower USA initiative. The funds will give students in the opportunity to learn how to design, build and race electric cars.

“We look forward to showing students the plant and educating them about PPG and the manufacturing industry,” said Tom Meyer, PPG plant manager, Huntsville. “One of the benefits of working for PPG is the organization provides employees opportunities to grow in multiple ways. We hope that through this event, local students will consider a career in manufacturing and see the many paths available to them.”

PPG’s Huntsville, Alabama, plant employs 550 people. The facility manufactures transparencies for the commercial and military aerospace industry.

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