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PPG Grants Benefit Oak Creek Schools

The Pittsburgh-based company, which has a plant in Oak Creek, has awarded grant money to Oak Creek High School and Deerfield and Shepard Hills elementary schools.

PPG Industries has awarded three $1,000 grants supporting programs in the Oak Creek-Franklin School District.

The grants are going to Oak Creek High School's Project Lead the Way program, which provides a rigorous hands-on curriculum in science, engineering, technology and math; a Deerfield Elementary field trip to Cave of the Mounds; and a science program at Shepard Hills that educates students about light and electricity.

The Oak Creek-Franklin School Board accepted the grants in its meeting Monday.

PPG has awarded grants benefiting Oak Creek schools often in the past and more could be on the way, Superintendent Sara Burmeister said.

"They've been extremely generous to the district," she said.

The Oak Creek PPG plant, 10800 S. 13th St., manufactures, paints and resins for packaging, and in automotive and industrial markets.

Pittsburgh-based PPG operates in more than 60 countries.

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