People may be wondering why the logo on their OEM windshield looks a little different from that familiar PPG logo we know so well. It’s because in 2008, the former PPG Auto Glass division was sold and became its own company – Pittsburgh Glass Works. This has allowed the new majority ownership of PGW to focus specifically on auto glass production and their manufacturing facilities, while PPG explores its other interests.
PPG has always been a familiar name here in the northwest US, first as Pittsburgh Plate Glass – a business founded in the late 19th century, then as PPG Industries, a company far more diverse that just plate glass. Having eagerly pursued their ventures in aerospace and industrial coatings, fiberglass, paints and other chemically engineered products, PPG Industries had expanded so thoroughly that they found it in the best interest of both their auto glass manufacturing and their paint and coatings corporation to part ways. Continue reading