Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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., …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Schools in Oak Creek will benefit from PPG Industries Foundation grant money, obtained by employees at the Oak Creek plant.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Employees of PPG Industries, 10800 S. 13th St., have obtained more than $45,000 in grants to help public schools in Oak Creek and around the area. According to a PPG news release, the PPG Industries Foundation approved requests for up to $1,000 to fund programs at Cedar Hills Elementary, Deerfield Elementary, East Middle School and Oak Creek High School, as well as 15 schools oustide of Oak Creek. Employees also secured money for local organizations and nonprofit groups. PPG Industries Foundation grants are designed to help fund schools where employees have an interest and nonprofit organizations where they volunteer. "PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live," Oak Creek plant manager Jack …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
PPG, which has plant in Oak Creek, is donating money toward science program for Milwaukee-area students.
The PPG Industries Foundation is donating $75,000 toward a science program for students in the Milwaukee area. According to a news release, the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh is collaborating with the Harley-Davidson Museum on a version of "The Great Color Caper" science show for students in the region surrounding PPG's Oak Creek coatings plant. The comic-book-styled program uses interactive multimedia to teach students about light, energy, reflection and color, according to the news release. Carnegie Science Center developed "The Great Color Caper" with funding from PPG Industries and its foundation. Pittsburgh-based PPG has a plant at 10800 S. 13th St. in Oak Creek. The manufacturer specializes in coatings and serves customers in …