PPG Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes coatings, specialty materials and glass products. The company operates its business through three segments: Performance Coatings, Industrial Coatings and Glass. The Performance Coatings segment comprises of the refinish, aerospace, protective and marine, and architectural coatings businesses. Its refinish coatings business supplies coatings products for automotive and commercial transport; and light industrial coatings and specialty coatings for signs. The segment's aerospace coatings business supplies coatings, sealants and transparencies for commercial, military, regional jet; and general aviation aircraft, and transparent armor for specialty applications. Its architectural coatings business supplies a variety of coatings and purchased sundries to painting contractors. The Industrial Coatings segment includes automotive OEM, industrial coatings, packaging coatings, and specialty coatings and materials businesses. This segment also supplies adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry and metal pretreatments and related chemicals for industrial and automotive applications. The Glass segment is comprised of the flat glass and fiber glass businesses. PPG Industries was founded was founded by John B. Ford and John A. Pitcairn in 1883 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.